Remember the classic Touchstone Television show Empty Nest? Spunoff from the humongous hit show The Golden Girls, Empty Nest became a juggernaut itself. Of course, the show starred Rita Moreno and Paul Dooley.... Wait a minute, who?
Yes, the original stars of Empty Nest were husband and wife neighbors to the girls. Their pilot episode was used as a 1987 installment of The Golden Girls. NBC wasn't sold on the concept, however, and everyone except for David Leisure was replaced. The new version centered around Richard Mulligan and his nosy daughters and became a mega success.