November 24, 1990 |
Gary Jacobs, one of the executive producers of NBC's 2-year-old comedy "Empty Nest," doesn't even try to get people to recognize his show by its name anymore. "I defend myself against that pain," he says, by automatically adding an explanatory sentence: "You know, the show that's on Saturday nights, after 'The Golden Girls'?" Only then, he recounts, does the light start to go on. The person will start to laugh. "Oh, yeah. Richard Mulligan, the guy from 'Soap.'
April 29, 1995 |
NBC's "Empty Nest" ends tonight the way the show started: Pediatrician Harry Weston ( Richard Mulligan), his daughters gone from home, is alone with only his golden retriever-St. Bernard mix, Dreyfuss. It's a simple conclusion to what has been a quiet success. Through much of its 170-episode, seven-year run, the show never grabbed headlines like "Roseanne," never became a critics' darling like "Cheers," never lured a cult following like the early "Seinfeld."
January 29, 1989
My vote for this season's best new situation comedy goes to "Empty Nest." It's a pleasure to watch talented performers like Richard Mulligan, Dinah Manoff, Kristy McNichol and (let us not forget) the dog. Chalk up another winner for NBC. Bernard Siegel, Los Angeles
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September 23, 1991 |
Some Ventura County residents will attend the taping of a situation comedy in Hollywood on Tuesday as part of a fund-raising effort by the Ventura County unit of the American Cancer Society. Volunteers and patients of the American Cancer Society and the general public will travel to Remar Studio by bus to watch a taping of "Empty Nest," starring Richard Mulligan and Kristy McNichol, said Linda Woods, fund-raising secretary of the American Cancer Society.
June 10, 2009 |
Biogen Idec Inc. shareholders elected two of billionaire investor Carl Icahn's nominees and two company-backed directors to its board after a proxy contest. Preliminary results show shareholders elected Robert W. Pangia, William D. Young, Alex Denner and Richard Mulligan to the board, Biogen reported. Two other Icahn proposals, to incorporate the company in North Dakota and to fix the size of the board at 13 seats, were rejected by shareholders, Biogen said.
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September 23, 1999
Bone marrow transplants using stem cells can insert a missing protein into muscles in mice with muscular dystrophy, Boston researchers report in today's Nature. The achievement may open the door to a new way to carry out gene therapy for muscular dystrophy and other diseases, but the risks from the procedure as it now stands are far greater than any potential benefits, according to the researchers.