Laverne & Shirley

Laverne & Shirley (also known as “Laverne De Fazio & Shirley Feeney” in the first season) is an American television situation comedy that ran on ABC from January 26, 1976, to May 10, 1983. It starred Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, roommates who, as the series began, worked in a Milwaukee brewery known as Shotz Brewery. The show was a spin-off from Happy Days, as the two lead characters were originally introduced on that show as acquaintances of Fonzie. Set in roughly the same time period as Happy Days, the Laverne & Shirley timeline started in approximately 1959, when the series began, through 1967, when the series ended.

Both shows were made by Paramount Television and are currently distributed by CBS Television Distribution (along with the rest of the Paramount TV library). Laverne & Shirley filmed on stage 20 and Happy Days on stage 19. In April 2007, it was announced that Marshall would reunite with Williams for a TV Land network reality series in which the ladies would play themselves and live in Marshall’s house, where the show would be filmed. Described as a buddy comedy, Penny and Cindy, is being produced by Gay Rosenthal Prods, while Jim Vallely is the writer and executive producer.

When did Laverne & Shirley Jump the Shark ?

  • Jumped from the start (2 votes)
  • Shirley leaves (1 votes)
  • They move to California (1 votes)
  • Never jumped. Still great (0 votes)

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  1. The sixth season when they have a ‘new’ start in California. Except for the small fact that its exactly the same set up in a different place! Instead of spending their days bottlecapping in the brewery they are now gift wrapping. Lenny, Squiggy, The Big Ragu, Pops and Edna all come along too :D . Pops and Edna just leave the pizza restaurant behind and open up Cowboy Bill’s barbecue joint. So nothing much really changed after all :D :D

  2. When they moved to California.

  3. It got a bit sucky when they moved to California but it was really when Shirley left. And it became apparent that Laverne really wasnt all that funny on her own. Lets be honest it was never the funniest thing anyway.