Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams to Reunite on Nickelodeon's 'Sam & Cat'

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June 26th, 2013

Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams

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Santa Monica, Calif. June 26, 2013 – 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 with their upcoming guest appearance on Nickelodeon’s buddy sitcom Sam & CatMarshall and Williams will appear alongside Sam & Cat’s funny gals Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande in “#SalmonCat,” shooting this week in Los Angeles.  In the episode, Sam and Cat 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 Marshall and Williams) and resolve their three decade-long feud.


Sam & Cat, currently Nickelodeon’s number-one live-action series, drew over 4.2 million viewers with its series premiere making it the network’s biggest live-action debut in three years.  Viewers can visit to access polls, photo galleries, interviews with the cast and video playlists.  The series airs regularly Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).


In Sam & Cat, McCurdy (iCarly’s Sam Puckett) and Grande (Victorious’ Cat Valentine) are back as their respective iconic characters from iCarly and Victorious in this 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, VictoriousDrake & Josh, Zoey 101).


Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).


  • Glue

    Hopefully it will draw big numbers! The show is good and I hope it lasts as long as iCarly…

  • Anon

    @Glue, I totally agree. Great show and I really hope this brings in some new viewers!

  • AnimationDomination08839

    Loved this show as a teen. This show is also cute..better than most of the crap Nick or Disney puts out these days. Go Penny & Cindy!

  • Nick

    The show is garbage.

  • Nick

    Also, here’s just a few of the shows that beat it in ratings last week.

    Good Luck Charlie – 3.378M
    Shake It Up – 3.361M
    Austin & Ally – 3.289M
    Fairly OddParents – 3.218M

  • Nathan’re 27. Shouldn’t you be on the big boy threads? No 27 year old should be obsessing over kid shows, especially when they don’t have kids…I guess you have nothing better to do than hate on a show, that has a target demographic far far far from your age. Loser.

  • Fashe

    Who the hell are they?

  • Androme

    For someone to say something like “Who the hell are they?” in terms of PENNY MARSHALL AND CINDY WILLIAMS aka LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY, clearly proves that they need to brush up on their TV watching, and that’s putting it mildly.

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