Nurses debuted on NBC in 1991 as a spin-off from the popular two popular sitcoms "Empty Nest" and "The Golden Girls", all three of which were created by Susan Harris. The show was set in Miami's Community Medical Center, the hospital at which Empty Nest character Dr. Harry Weston worked, and the hospital the Golden Girls frequently used. Through the years, several crossover plots were created, however none of the Nurses characters ever appeared on "The Golden Girls".