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Laverne & Shirley
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Genre Sitcom
Created by
Starring
Theme music composer
  • Norman Gimbel (lyrics)
  • Charles Fox
Opening theme "Making Our Dreams Come True", performed by Cyndi Grecco
Composer(s)
  • John Beal
  • Frank Comstock
  • Charles Fox
  • Jack Hayes
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 8
No. of episodes 178 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Henderson Productions
  • Miller-Milkis Productions (seasons 1–6)
  • Miller-Milkis-Boyett Productions (seasons 7–8)
  • Paramount Television
Distributor Paramount Domestic Television
(1981–1984)
CBS Television Distribution
Release
Original network ABC
Original release January 27, 1976 (1976-01-27) – May 10, 1983 (1983-05-10)
Chronology
Preceded by
Related shows
  • Blansky's Beauties
  • Mork & Mindy
  • Out of the Blue
  • Laverne & Shirley in the Army
  • Joanie Loves Chachi

Laverne & Shirley (originally Laverne DeFazio & Shirley Feeney) is an American television sitcom that played for eight seasons on ABC from January 27, 1976, to May 10, 1983. A spin-off of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley followed the lives of Laverne DeFazio (Penny Marshall) and Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams), two friends and roommates who work as bottle-cappers in the fictitious Shotz Brewery in late 1950s Milwaukee, Wisconsin. From the sixth season onwards, the series' setting changed to mid-1960s Burbank, California. Michael McKean and David Lander co-starred as their friends and neighbors Lenny Kosnowski and Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman, along with Eddie Mekka as Carmine Ragusa, Phil Foster as Laverne's father Frank DeFazio, and Betty Garrett as the girls' landlady Edna Babish.

Featuring regular physical comedy, Laverne & Shirley became the most-watched American television program by its third season, and was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award in 1979.