Latest News & Updates:

NEW 10/1/21 More Empty Nest/Golden Girls Books Hit Shelves! – It’s the year of the Empty Nest/Golden Girls-related book! First Dinah Manoff’s debut novel, The Real True Hollywood Story of Jackie Gold, hit shelves in July. In September, EmptyNestTV webmaster Matt Browning’s The Definitive Golden Girls Cultural Reference Guide dropped (complete with plenty of Empty Nest content), and now writer/director Doug Smart has released his memoir, Name-Dropping: My Life in Hollywood Among Celebrities Who Won’t Remember Me. In the book, Doug devotes whole chapters to his time on Empty Nest and The Golden Girls, as well as interactions with the legendary Betty White and other stars. Add all three to your reading list now! And for more of Doug’s Empty Nest memories, check out our interview with him in the Return to the Nest section.


NEW 7/29/21 Dinah Manoff Talks Debut Novel, Empty Nest and More with EmptyNestTV.com – Empty Nest star Dinah Manoff sat down with EmptyNestTV.com’s Matt Browning to discuss her new novel, “The Real True Hollywood Story of Jackie Gold,” plus Empty Nest and more. There are even some surprise guests! 

NEW 7/20/21 Dinah Manoff’s Debut Novel Now Available from Star Alley Press: Dinah released her debut adult contemporary novel The Real True Hollywood Story of Jackie Gold July 20! The book focuses on Jackie Gold, a tabloid cover girl with a walk-in closet full of secrets, who is at the peak of her career when she jumps from her hotel balcony as it’s stormed by a pack of bloodthirsty paparazzi. From the hospital bed where she lies fighting for her life, Jackie recalls her improbable show business upbringing and the events that led to that moment while the public runs wild with speculation. Now, there’s nothing left to do but reveal secrets and mend (or shatter) relationships. It’s available now!

EmptyNestTV.com’s Matt Browning Talks Empty Nest with Enough Wicker Podcast – Site runner Matt Browning joined Lauren and Sarah from the Enough Wicker Golden Girls rewatch podcast to talk all things Empty Nest! The episode “Empty Nests,” the original pilot episode starring Rita Moreno, is notoriously panned by Golden Girls fans, and Matt, Lauren, and Sarah deep dive into the episode and how it paved the way for Empty Nest. The episode is available now.

Marsha Warfield Returns to TV on Fox’s 9-1-1 – In her first television role in decades, Marsha Warfield began a recurring role on Fox’s 9-1-1 last season, playing the mother of Aisha Hinds’ character, Hen.

David Leisure Appears on ABC’s The Goldbergs – David Leisure appeared in the eighth season premiere of ABC’s The Goldbergs in an episode the spoofs the classic film Airplane! The series is set in the 80s and typically uses its season premiere to do a send-up of a film from the decade. David appeared in the original Airplane! The episode debuted Wednesday, October 21. Check out the teaser for the episode below.

6 Empty Nest Episodes Every Golden Girls Fan Should See: Site runner Matt Browning selected six Empty Nest episodes to introduce Golden Girls fans to the show. See which ones made the list here.

Get a Personalized Message from Your Favorite Empty Nester with Cameo: Want a personalized birthday wish from Dinah Manoff? Maybe a “Happy Anniversary” from Marsha Warfield? Three Empty Nest cast members are now on Cameo, the website that lets you request a personalized celebrity message for a friend, loved one, enemy, yourself — whomever. Dinah Manoff, Marsha Warfield, and Lisa Rieffel are all on Cameo!