Empty Nest

Jim 1980s

Aired: 1988-95 NBC

DAD: Dr. Harry Weston (Richard Mulligan) / Widower

DAD’S JOB: Pediatrician

KIDS: Carol (Dinah Manoff) 20-ish, Barbara (Kristy McNichol) 20-ish, and Emily (Lisa Rieffel) 20-ish.


STAND-IN "MOM": Nurse Laverne Todd (Park Overall)

Set in Miami, "Empty Nest" is the TV Single Dad situation of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston, and his two adult daughters, Barbara and Carol Weston, who have come back to live with him after failed marriages. Emily, the third daughter, popped in at the end of the series run to replace the departing Kristy McNichol, who was having some bipolar stuff going on at the time.