Nickelodeon to Celebrate TV Legend Garry Marshall w/ Special Reunion Episodes
Nickelodeon will host an Unforgettable weekend on Nov. 9 and 10 with two iconic reunions of legendary television creator/actor/producer Garry Marshall's landmark series, Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days, in brand-new episodes of Sam & Cat and See Dad Run. In Sam & Cat "#SalmonCat," premiering Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, beloved comedy duo Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams (Laverne & Shirley) will reunite on screen in a scripted series for the first time in over 30 years. The Following evening, a brand-new See Dad Run will bring back star Scott Baio with Happy Days creator Garry Marshall in a homecoming on their former set in "See Dad See Dad Run," premiering Sunday, Nov. 10, at 8p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick at Nite.
In the brand-new Sam & Cat "#SalmonCat," Sam (Jennette McCurdy) and Cat (Ariana Grande) are ordered to rename their babysitting business because it's too similar to "Salmon Cat," a TV show from the '70s. Sam and Cat must track down the show's two original creators (played by Penny Marshall and Williams) and resolve their three decade-long feud. In the premiere of See Dad Run "See Dad See Dad Run," David's (Baio) TV dad Bernie (played by Garry Marshall) visits, but the reunion sours when he runs off and leaves his new baby. David must convince Bernie that Being a real dad will be his best role. Marshall's son Scott Marshall directs.
Garry Marshall, one of the biggest talents in the television industry who has made an impact with audiences around the globe, has created several of history's most memorable shows and characters, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and Mork & Mindy. He has also served as writer/producer on such shows as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Lucy Show, The Brian Keith Show, Hey, Landlord and Joanie Loves Chachi as well as The Odd Couple, for which he received four Emmy Award nominations. Also a talented feature film director, Marshall directed several hit movies including Beaches, Pretty Woman, The Princess Diaries, Flamingo Kid, Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve. On-screen, he has appeared in A League of Their Own, Murphy Brown, Never Been Kissed, Orange County and Race to Witch Mountain, among several other films. He has also lent his voice on several animated series including Pinky & The Brain, The Simpsons, Father of the Pride, Chicken Little and The Looney Tunes Show.
Sam & Cat follows McCurdy (iCarly's Sam Puckett) and Grande (Victorious' Cat Valentine) and their respective iconic characters from iCarly and Victorious in a new spin-off comedy. Sam & Cat follows feisty Sam and flighty Cat as they become best friends and unlikely roommates who start a babysitting service. The series is created by award-winning executive producer Dan Schneider (iCarly, Victorious, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101).
See Dad Run features David Hobbs who has spent the last decade playing the perfect father on one of TV's biggest sitcoms. But when the series ends and his wife resumes her own television career, he finds himself cast in his most challenging role to date: handling the day-to-day needs of three kids who've grown accustomed to not having him around. David soon learns that playing a dad on TV is child's play compared to the real thing.
Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon's nighttime programming block that features popular hit family comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series Friends, My Wife & Kids, George Lopez, The Nanny, Yes, Dear, See Dad Run and most recently, Instant Mom.
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