Posted by Larry Gleeson
‘The Happy Days of Garry Marshall’ Airs Tuesday, May 12, on ABC
Julie Andrews, Jennifer Garner, Richard Gere, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Ron Howard, Jimmy Kimmel, Ashton Kutcher, Chris Pine, Julia Roberts, John Stamos and Henry Winkler Among Stars Sharing Their Favorite Memories of a Beloved Friend and Colleague
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.”
Not only was Marshall a force in television, but he also directed a wide range of critically acclaimed feature films including “Pretty Woman,” “Beaches,” “Runaway Bride” and “The Princess Diaries,” creating countless memories for generations around the world. Join stars, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo and Julia Roberts (“Pretty Woman”); Ron Howard, Don Most, Marion Ross, Anson Williams and Henry Winkler (“Happy Days”); Cindy Williams, David Lander and Michael McKean (“Laverne & Shirley”); Pam Dawber (“Mork & Mindy”); Barbara Hershey (“Beaches”); and Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, and Chris Pine (“The Princess Diaries”) for an evening full of laughs and heartfelt memories about a man who put family first and spent his life and career-making us laugh.
“Garry famously said, ‘I never wanted to change the world. I wanted to entertain the world.’ And for more than six decades, his work in television and films made us laugh, touched our hearts and always left us feeling good,” said John Scheinfeld, executive producer of “The Happy Days of Garry Marshall.” “Featuring his most famous stars, this very special celebration captures the hilarious, positive, upbeat and romantic nature of Garry Marshall. It’s exactly the show we need right now.”
Additional appearances in “The Happy Days of Garry Marshall” include ABC late-night host 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, who share never-before-heard stories about Marshall, including a look back at the start of his career in Hollywood.
“The Happy Days of Garry Marshall” is produced by Crew Neck Productions for ABC and is written and directed by John Scheinfeld.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas “The Good Doctor,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “A Million Little Things” and “Station 19”; the Emmy® Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “Bless This Mess,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” and “Schooled”; the popular “Summer Fun & Games” programming block, including “Card Sharks,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Holey Moley” and “Press Your Luck”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special ”Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons.’” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.”
ABC programming can also be viewed on-demand and on Hulu.
(Source: Press release from Beachwood Entertainment Collective)