Get ready to look back at the life and work of the late Garry Marshall. ABC is celebrating the work of this ‘force’ on both television and film. Viewers will see stars from his work and others, which include Jimmy Kimmel and actors Abigail Breslin, Yvette Nicole Brown, Cary Elwes, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson, Ashton Kutcher, Rob Lowe, and John Stamos, as well as Marshall’s wife, Barbara, and their children Scott, Kathleen, and Lori.
ABC teased the event by saying the following in a press release. Check that out below.
“In a one-of-a-kind, heartfelt tribute to a Hollywood legend, the stars of some of TV and film’s most iconic titles, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, come together to celebrate “The Happy Days of Garry Marshall,” airing TUESDAY, MAY 12 (8:00 – 10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
In this special, Marshall’s family and friends share their favorite memories of the creative genius behind some of the most memorable series in television history. It was 1974 when Marshall created his first series for ABC and introduced America to “The Cunninghams.” Each week, millions gathered around the television set for Happy Days, shared in the hilarious hijinks of Laverne DeFazio and her best friend, Shirley Feeney, on Laverne & Shirley, and witnessed the “out-of-this-world” adventures of a Martian named Mork on Mork & Mindy.
Check out a preview for the event below.
What do you think? Will you watch this event on ABC? What was your favorite work by Garry Marshall?
Not to be too picayune about it, but while HAPPY DAYS was the first created for ABC, it was hardly Garry Marshall’s first sitcom. Well before that he co-created HEY LANDLORD (NBC, 1967; Will Hutchins, Sandy Baron, Michael Constantine, Sally Field); developed THE ODD COUPLE (ABC, 1970; Tony Randall, Jack Klugman); created ME AND THE CHIMP (CBS, 1972; Ted Bessell, Anita Gilette); THE BRIAN KEITH SHOW (NBC, 1972; Brian Keith, Shelley Fabares, Victoria Young); and THEN he created HAPPY DAYS (1974), LAVERNE & SHIRLEY (1976), BLANSKY’S BEAUTIES (1977), MORK & MINDY (1978), ANGIE (1979), and JOANIE LOVES CHACHI (1982), and… Read more »
Yes I will watch I have the hole set off happy days I liked the other ones but not as much
I will definitely watch it because Tuesday night was my favorite day to watch Happy Days and La Verne and Shirley and I can’t wait until May 12