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This page contains a list of episodes for the American television NBC-TV comedy series Empty Nest, a spinoff of The Golden Girls that originally aired on from October 8, 1988, to April 29, 1995. Over the series run, 170 original episodes aired.

During its run, Empty Nest had two crossover stories with The Golden Girls and Nurses. The episode "Windy" continues an event depicting a hurricane that begins on the hour-long Golden Girls episode "The Monkey Show" and concludes on the Nurses episode "Begone with the Wind". The episode "Dr. Weston and Mr. Hyde" continues an event depicting a full moon that begins on the hour-long Golden Girls episode "A Midwinter Night's Dream" and concludes on the Nurses episode "Moon Over Miami".


Series overviewEdit

Season No. of

episodes

Premiered: Ended: DVD set

released:

1 22 1988·10·08 1989·04·01
2 24 1989·09·30 1990·04·28
3 24 1990·09·22 1991·05·11
4 24 1991·09·21 1992·05·02
5 26 1992·09·19 1993·05·22
6 26 1993·09·25 1994·04·23
7 24 1994·09·24 1995·04·29

EpisodesEdit

Season 1: 1988–1989Edit

See: Empty Nest TV Season 1

Ep No. Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
1 1 "Pilot" Jay Sandrich Susan Harris October 8, 1988
2 2 "The Check Isn't in the Mail" Hal Cooper Gary Jacobs October 22, 1988
3 3 "Barbara Gets a Shot" Hal Cooper Don Reo October 29, 1988
4 4 "Fatal Attraction" Hal Cooper Susan Harris November 5, 1988
5 5 "Father of the Bride" Hal Cooper Susan Harris November 12, 1988
6 6 "Harry's Vacation" Hal Cooper Susan Beavers November 19, 1988
7 7 "Tinker to Evers to Tucson" Hal Cooper David Tyron King November 26, 1988
8 8 "What's a Father to Do?" Hal Cooper Rod Cooper December 3, 1988
9 9 "Harry's Friend" Hal Cooper Arnie Kogen December 10, 1988
10 10 "Libby's Gift" Hal Cooper Rob LaZebnik

[David Sacks

December 17, 1988
11 11 "The First Time, Again" Hal Cooper Gary Jacobs January 7, 1989
12 12 "Full Nest" Hal Cooper Susan Beavers January 15, 1989
13 13 "Here's a Howdy-Do" Hal Cooper Kim Hill January 28, 1989
14 14 "Strange Bedfellows" Hal Cooper David Tyron King February 4, 1989
15 15 "Tears of a Clown" Hal Cooper Marie Therese Squerciati February 6, 1989
16 16 "Blame It on the Moon" Hal Cooper Gary Jacobs February 11, 1989
17 17 "Dumped" Hal Cooper Susan Beavers February 18, 1989
18 18 "The More Things Change" John Bowab Rob LaZebnik

David Sacks

February 25, 1989
19 19 "Man of the Year" Hal Cooper Mady Julian March 4, 1989
20 20 "Cyrano de Weston" Hal Cooper Arnie Kogen March 18, 1989
21 21 "My Sister, My Friend" Steve Zuckerman Harold Kimmel March 25, 1989
22 22 "A Life in the Day" Hal Cooper David Sacks,

Rob LaZebnik, David Tyron King

April 1, 1989

Season 2: 1989–1990Edit

See: Empty Nest TV Season 2

Ep No. Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
23 1 "Settling" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Susan Beavers September 30, 1989 
24 2 "Harry Snubs Laverne" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty October 14, 1989 
25 3 "On The Interpretation of Dreams"O Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Gary Jacobs October 21, 1988
26 4 "Between a Cop and a Hard Place" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Neil Alan Levy October 28, 1989
27 5 "Just You And My Kid" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & David Tyron King November 4, 1989
28 6 "Rambo Of Neiman Marcus" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Arnie Kogen November 11, 1989
29 7 "You Are 16 Going on 17 and I Am Not" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Susan Beavers November 18, 1989
30 8 "The R.N. Who Came to Dinner" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & David Tyron King November 25, 1989
31 9 "Green Eggs and Harry" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris, Ron LaZebnik and David Sacks December 2, 1989
32 10 "Overdue For a Job" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris, Ron LaZebnik and David Sacks December 9, 1989
33 11 "A Christmas Story" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Arnie Kogen December 16, 1989
34 12 "A Change of Heart" Andy Cadiff Susan Harris & Susan Beavers January 6, 1990
35 13 "Harry's Choice" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Mitchell Hurwitz January 13, 1990
36 14 "Complainin' In The Rain" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Harold Kimmel January 27, 1990
37 15 "M.D., P.O.V." Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris, Ron LaZebnik and David Sacks February 3, 1990
38 16 "Everything But Love" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty February 10, 1990
39 17 "Timing" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty February 12, 1990
40 18 "It Happened Two Nights, Four Costume Changes" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & David Tyron King February 17, 1990
41 19 "Love Is Blind" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Arnie Kogan February 24, 1990
42 20 "Goodbye, Mr. Dietz" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Tom Zerling March 3, 1990
43 21 "Lessons" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Susan Beavers March 10, 1990
44 22 "Take My Mom, Please"  Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris, Harold Kimmel, David Tyron King, Rob LaZebnik & David Sacks March  24, 1990
45 23 "Did You Ever See a Dream Dying?"  Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty April 14, 1990
46 24 "Still Growing Arter All These Years" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Gary Jacobs April 28, 1990

Season 3: 1990–1991Edit

See: Empty Nest TV Season 3


Ep No. Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
47 1 "A Flaw Is Born" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Susan Beavers September 22, 1990
48 2 "Harry's Excellent Adventure " Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Arnie Kogen September 29, 1990
49 3 "There's No Accounting" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Gary Jacobs October 6, 1988
50 4 "Barbara the Mom" Steve Zuckerman Susan Jacobs & Harold Kimmel October 13, 1990
51 5 "The Tortoise & The Harry" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Roger Garrett October 20, 1990
52 6 "Mad About the Boy" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty October 27, 1990
53 7 "Honey, I Shrunk Laverne" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Miriam Trogdon November 3, 1990
54 8 "The Boy Next Door" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Ron LaZebnik November 10, 1990
55 9 "A Family Affair" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Susan Beavers November 17, 1990
56 10 "Someone to Watch Over Me" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris, Sidney A. Blake and Bill Braunstein November 24, 1990
57 11 "Harry Knows Best" Steve Zuckerman Susah Harris & David Sacks December 8, 1990
58 12 "Whenever I Feel Afraid" Steve Zuckerman Susan Jacobs & Harold Kimmel December 15, 1990
59 13 "A Shot in the Dark" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Roger Garrett January 5, 1991
60 14 "Sucking Up Is Hard to Do" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty January 19, 1991
 61  15 "The Man That Got Away" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris, Susan Beavers & Doug Smart January 26, 1991
62 16 "The Mentor" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Arnie Kogan February 2, 1991
63 17 "The Dog Who Knew Too Much" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Gary Jacobs February 9, 1991
64 18 "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Rob LaZebnik February 16, 1991
65 19 "All About Harry" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Meredith Siler March 9, 1991
66 20 "Drive, He Said" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & David Sacks March 16, 1991
67 21 "The Last Temptation of Laverne"  Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris, Pat Dougherty & Harold Kimmel March 23, 1991
68 22 "What's Eating You?" Robert Berlinger Susan Harris, Sidney A. Blake & Bill Braunstein April 13, 1991
69 23 "The Cruise" Doug Smart Susan Harris & Arnie Kogen May 4, 1991
70 24 "The Way We Are" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris, Paul B. Price, & Laura O'Hare May 11, 1991

Season 4: 1991–1992Edit

See: Empty Nest TV Season 4


Ep No. Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
71 1 "50 Million Men & a Baby" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Peter Gallay September 21, 1991
72 2 "Almost Like Being in Love" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris, Lawrence J. Cohen, & Fred Freeman September 28, 1991
73 3 "Her Cheatin' Heart" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty October 5, 1991
74 4 "Food for Thought" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Regina Stewart October 12, 1991
75 5 "Harry's Got a Gun" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & David Richardson October 19, 1991
76 6 "The Dreyfus Affair" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Ron LaZebnik October 26, 1991
77 7 "Country Weston" Steve Zuckerman Pat Dougherty & Lisa Sanderson November 2, 1991
78 8 "Windy" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Arnie Kogen November 9, 1991
79 9 "Talk, Talk, Talk" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & David Richardson November 16, 1991
80 10 "Lonely Are the Brave" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Roger Garrett November 23, 1991
81 11 If You Knew Andy Like I Know... Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Lyla Oliver December 7, 1991
82 12 "My Nurse Is Back and There's Gonna Be Trouble..." Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris and Harold Kimmel December 14, 1991
83 13 "The Son of a Preacherman" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Ron LaZebnik January 4, 1992
84 14 "Ex-Appeal" Steve Zuckerman Sandy Krinski & Ed Scharlach January 11, 1992
85 15 "The Great Escape" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Arnie Kogan January 18, 1992
86 16 "The Mismatchmaker" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Roger Garrett February 1, 1992
87 17 "The Return of Aunt Susan" Steve Zuckerman Dinah Manoff  (story) & David Richardson (story/teleplay)   February 8, 1992
88 18 "The Unimportance of Being Charley" Steve Zuckerman Steven Sullivan & Ursula Ziegler February 15, 1992
89 19 "Sayonara" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Ron LeZebnik February 22, 1992
90 20 "Dr, Weston & Mr. Hyde" Doug Smart Susan Harris & Peter Gallay February 29, 1992
91 21 "Charley for President" Doug Smart Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty March 14, 1992
92 22 "Good Neighbor Harry" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Harold Kimmel March 28, 1992
93 23 "Final Analysis" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Arnie Kogan April 25, 1992
94 24 "Roots" Steve Zuckerman Roger Harris & David Richardson May 2, 1992

Season 5: 1992–1993Edit

See: Empty Nest TV Season 5


Ep No. Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
95 1 "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" Dinah Manoff Steven Sullivan & Ursula Ziegler September 19, 1992
96 2 "Take My Garage, Please" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris, Lawrence J. Cohen & Fred Freeman September 26, 1992
97 3 "R.N. on the Rebound" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty October 3, 1992
98 4 ",,,Or Forever Hold Your Peace" Doug Smart Susan Harris & Roger Garrett October 10, 1992
99 5 "The Boomerang Affair" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & David Richardson October 17, 1992
100 6 "Cruel and Unusual Punishment" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Wendy Braff October 24, 1992
101 7 "It's Not Easy Being Green" James Widdoes Steven Sullivan & Ursula ziegler October 31, 1992
102 8 "Dirty Harry" Renny Temple Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty November 7, 1992
103 9 "Timing Is Everything" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Sheryl Holliday November 14, 1992
104 10 "Thanksgiving at the Westons" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Arnie Kogan November 21, 1992
105 11 "The Body Beautiful" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Tim Kelleher December 5, 1992
106 12 "Overboard" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Paul B. Price December 12, 1992
107 13 "Emily" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris January 2, 1993
108 14 "The Sting" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Peter Gallay January 9, 1993
109 15 "The Fracas in Vegas" Steve Zuckerman Susah Harris & David Richardson January 23, 1993
110 16 "Pardon My Flashback" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty January 30, 1993
111 17 "Dog Day Afternoon" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Roger Garrett February 6, 1993
112 18 "More to Love" Steve Zuckerman Harold Kimmel, Steven Sullivan, Ursula Ziegler and Ross Abrash February 13, 1993
113 19 "My Dad, My Doctor" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Wendy Braff February 20, 1993
114 20 "Love and Marriage" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty February 27, 1993
115 21 "The All-Americcan Boy-Not!" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Peter Gallay March 20, 1993
116 22 "Two For The Road" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & David Richardson April 10, 1993
117 23 "Aunt Verne Knows Best" Steve Zuckerman Steven Sullivan & Ursula Ziegler May 1, 1993
118 24 "My Mother, My Self" Steve Zuckerman Steven Sullivan & Ursula Ziegler May 8, 1993
119 25 "Charley to the Rescue" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Ron LaZebnik May 15, 1993
120 26 "Surprise! Surprise!" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Arnie Kogen May 20, 1993

Season 6: 1993–1994Edit

See: Empty Nest TV Season 6


Ep No. Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
121 1 "When The Rooster Dies" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Peter Gallay September 25, 1993
122 2 "Bye, Bye Baby...Hello (Part I) Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty October 2, 1993
123 3 "Bye, Bye Baby...Hello (Part II) Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Pat Dougherty October 9, 1993
124 4 "Mama Todd, The Sequel" Steve Zuckerman Steven Sullivan & Ursula Ziegler October 16, 1993
125 5 "Mom's The Word" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Regina Stewart October 23, 1993
126 6 "Diary of a Mad Housewife" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Bob Tischler October 30, 1993
127 7 "Mother Dearest" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Paul B. Price November 6, 1993
128 8 "No Volunteers, Please" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Rick Newberger November 13, 1993
129 9 "Das Boob" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Denns Snee November 20, 1993
130 10 "The Girl Who Cried Baby" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Susan Beavers November 27, 1993
131 11 "Superbaby" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Peter Gallay December 11, 1993
132 12 "Read All About It" Dinah Manoff Susan Harris & Greg Phillips December 18, 1993
133 13 "Love a la Mode" Steve Zuckerman Steven Sullivan & Ursula Ziegler January 8, 1994
134 14 "What's A Mother to Do?" Steve Zuckerman Cindy Chupack & Ellen Sanlder January 15, 1994
135 15 "Gesundeit" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Dennis Snee January 22, 1994
136 16 "Under the Gun" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris January 29, 1994
137 17 "Brotherly Shove" Dinah Manoff Susan Harris & Drake Sather February 5, 1994
138 18 "The Ballad of Shadey Pines" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Rick Newberger February 12, 1994
139 19 "Hog Heaven" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Bob Tischler March 5, 1994
140 20 "Charley's Millions Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Rick Newberger March 12, 1994
141 21 "Half That Jazz" Doug Smart Dennis Snee & Regina Stewart April 9, 1994
142 22 "A Foreign Affair" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Peter Gallay April 16, 1994
143 23 "Lordy, Lordy, Landlordy" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Cody Farley April 23, 1994
144 24 "The Devil and Dr. Weston" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Kari Lizer May 7, 1994
145 25 "Absence Makes the Nurse Grow Weirder" Steve Zuckerman Steven Sullivan & Ursula Ziegler May 21, 1994
146 26 "Best Friends" Doug Smart Bob Tischler & Paul B. Price May 21, 1994

Season 7: 1994–1995Edit

See: Empty Nest TV Season 7 

Ep No. Title Directed by: Written by: Original air date
147 1 "Let;s Give Them Something to Talk About" Steve Zuckerman Steven Sullivan & Ursula Ziegler September 24, 1994
148 2 "Mrs. Clinton Comes to Town" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Andrew Guerdat September 24, 1994
149 3 "Just for Laughs" Dinah Manoff Susan Harris & Paul B. Price October 1, 1994
150 4 "A Chip Off the Old Charley" Doug Smart Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio October 8, 1994
151 5 "The Woman Who Came to Dither" Doug Smart Susan Harris & Dennis Snee October 15, 1994
 152  6 "Carol Gets a Raise" Doug Smart Susan Harris & Andrew Guerdat October 22, 1994
153 7 "The Courtship of Carol's Father" Steve Zuckerman Steven Sullivan & Ursula Ziegler December 3, 1994
154 8 "The Tinker Grant" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Peter Gallay December 3, 1994
155 9 "Would You Believe..." Steve Zuckerman Dennis Snee & Paul B. Price December 17, 1994
156 10 "Party Cloudy with a Chance of Pain" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Mark Grant December 17, 1994
157 11 "Single White Male" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Andrew Guerdat January 7, 1995
158 12 "Dear Aunt Martha" Steve Zuckerman Vince Cheung & Ben Montanio January 14, 1995
159 13 "Goodbye, Charley" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Peter Gallay January 21, 1995
160 14 "Family Practice" Steve Zuckerman Regina Stewart & Bob Tischler January 28, 1995
161 15 "Grandma, What Big Eyes You Have" Steve Zuckerman Dennis Snee & Paul B. Price February 24, 1995
162 16 "Feelings, Whoa Whoa Whoa, Feelings" Dinah Manoff Susan Harris & David Rosenberg February 25, 1995
 163  17 "And Kevin Makes Three" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Andrew Guerdat March 4, 1995
164 18 "Harry Weston: Man's Best Friend" Steve Zuckerman Steven Sullivan & Ursula ziegler March 18, 1995
165 19 "The Ex-Files" Doug Smart Jack Ameil & Michael Begler March 18, 1995
166 20 "Stand By Your Man" Dinah Manoff Susan Harris & Ron Bloomberg March 25, 1995
167/168 21/22 "Life Goes On: Parts I & II" Susan Harris (Part I)
Steve Zuckerman (Part II)
Peter Gallay, Dennis Snee, Steven Sullivan, Ursula Zeigler & Paul B. Price May 13, 1995
169 23 "My Pal Valy-Val" Dinah Manof Dinah Manoff & Valerie Landsburg June 10, 1995
170 24 "Remembrance of Clips Past" Steve Zuckerman Susan Harris & Peter Gallay June 17, 1995

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