Garry Marshall sells comedy to Fox


To quote great American poet LL Cool J, "Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years."

Legendary producer Garry Marshall might be heading back to the small screen soon. The producer (and director) of Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, as well as films New Year's Eve, The Princess Diaries  and Pretty Woman, has sold a new family comedy to Fox alongside his son, Scott Marshall.

The duo will write and produce Golden Guys. The mutlicamera family comedy focuses on an unlucky guy who has to move back in with his family after his savings is cleaned out in a scam.

This would be Marshall's first TV show since 1987's Nothing in Common.

After starting in TV, Marshall branched off into feature films, directing Pretty Woman, Beaches, Exit to Eden, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries, Valentine's Day and, most recently, New Year's Eve.

Prospect Park's Paul Frank, Jeff Kwatinetz andJosh Barry will also be producing.

I wonder why he is heading back to TV. I mean, we're talking almost a 25 year break. It seems possible that he's trying to help his son out. Scott is a director, but hasn't really had a lot of success with it.

What do you make of this news? 

- Garry Marshall

Written by: Hamatosan
Sep 24th, 2012, 12:32 pm


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Message Posted On Sep 24th, 2012, 9:48 pm

I'd watch just out of respect. I grew up on Happy Days and Robin Williams. Marshall is somewhat of a legend as far as I'm concerned.

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