The Golden Girls/Empty Nests

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Empty Nests
Season 2, Episode 26
Airdate May 16, 1987
Written by Susan Harris
Directed by Jay Sandrich
Produced by Kathy Speer &
Terry Grossman
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Empty Nests is the twenty-sixth episode of the second season of The Golden Girls, and the fifty-first episode overall.

Starring: Beatrice Arthur (Dorothy Zbornak), Betty White (Rose Nylund), Rue McClanahan (Blanche Devereaux)

and Estelle Getty (Sophia Petrillo)

Starring: Paul Dooley (George Corliss), Rita Moreno (Renee Corliss), David Leisure (Oliver), Jane Harnick (Jenny Corliss)

and Geoffrey Lewis (Chuck)


Plot Overview


  • This episode was a backdoor pilot for a series intended to air in the 1987-88 season. The idea and cast were revamped and premiered in the 1988-89 season as Empty Nest. Coming in fall of 1988 after the Olympics in Seoul.

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