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Nurses is a television sitcom that ran on NBC from 1991 to 1994. It was developed and produced by Susan Harris, and was a spin-off from Harris's earlier series Empty Nest. A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American radio and television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Susan Harris is the producer of many television sitcoms, such as Soap, Benson, and The Golden Girls. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Empty Nest is a television sitcom that ran on NBC for seven seasons from 1988 to 1995. ...


Nurses was set in the same Miami, Florida neighborhood as Empty Nest and Harris's The Golden Girls; characters from all three series made occasional guest appearances on the others. Miami skyline, sunset. ... Getty as Sophia, McClanahan as Blanche, White as Rose, and Arthur as Dorothy The Golden Girls was a popular sitcom that originally aired Saturday nights in primetime on the NBC network from September 14, 1985 to September 7, 1992. ...


The nurses of the show's title were stationed at the fictional Community Medical Center (the same hospital that employed Empty Nest's Dr. Harry Weston). After struggling to gain viewers for its first two seasons, the show received an infusion of "star power" with the addition of Loni Anderson to the cast as an administrator; ratings failed to improve, however, and NBC cancelled the show after its third season. Promotional image of Loni Anderson, late 70s. ...


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