Reboots of 'Happy Days' and 'Laverne & Shirley' are 'very possible'
Are you ready for reboots of Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley?
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Happy Days are here again, and we're not talking about the famous tune. That's right, the classic '70s sitcom, along with its equally popular spinoff Laverne & Shirley, might be headed for a comeback.
In a recent interview, the shows' creator Garry Marshall announced there have been talks to bring the shows back to television.
"It's very possible that Laverne & Shirley or Happy Days will be back," the director revealed to RadioTimes.com. "[The studio talks] about it... and they may do it because they talk to me about everything.
Although Marshall says he's eager to see revivals for his two biggest hits, he doesn't think Mork & Mindy should receive the same treatment.
"Nobody is ever going to be Robin Williams," said the director. "That was a very special show, and a very special man."
If the shows were revived, it wouldn't be the first time one of Marshall's projects has been given new life. Last year, a reboot of the 1970s TV series The Odd Couple (which was based on the 1968 film based on the 1965 Broadway play) premiered as a midseason replacement. Last month, the network renewed it for a third season.
As to who would replace Henry Winkler as the Fonz, Marshall has an idea for whom he would want to cast: a completely unknown actor.
"You have to be open," the director said. "When I was looking for the original Fonz I was looking for a tall Italian guy on the streets of New York and I got a short Jewish guy from Yale."
The biggest question is whether the Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley reboots would still be set in the 1950s. If both shows premiered today and followed the same time gap, they would take place around 1997. That's something we probably don't want to see.