'Laverne & Shirley' stars reunite on Nick comedy

LYNN ELBER
Associated PressJune 26, 2013
In this publicity image released by Nickelodeon, Jennette McCurdy, portrays Sam, left, and Ariana Grande, portrays Cat from the Nickelodeon series "SAM & CAT." (AP Photo/Nickelodeon, Lisa Rose)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leading ladies of "Laverne & Shirley" are reuniting.

Nickelodeon said Wednesday that Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams will guest star in an episode of its new sitcom "Sam & Cat."

The actresses starred as 1950s and '60s pals and roommates Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, workers in a Milwaukee brewery. The sitcom aired from 1976 to 1983 on ABC.

"Sam & Cat" features Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande as friends who start a baby-sitting business.

Nickelodeon says Marshall and Williams will start filming on Wednesday. They play characters involved in a decades-old feud, tweaking the long-ago rumors of a "Laverne & Shirley" rivalry.

"Sam & Cat" creator Dan Schneider says it was an honor to write for what he called TV's" funniest female roommates" ever.