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ABC Relives Its 'Happy Days'

Reported by Outsiders - 02:27 AM 2004.09.10
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) To mark the 30th anniversary of one of its most-loved sitcoms, ABC is holding a reunion for the "Happy Days" cast -- even Chuck.

The reunion show, set for later this season, will bring together nearly all of the core cast from the long-running show, including Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Don Most and Erin Moran. Gavin O'Herlihy and Randolph Roberts, who played Richie's (Howard) older brother Chuck during the show's first two seasons, will also be on hand, as will series creator Garry Marshall.

Whether Marshall will explain what happened to Chuck -- who was never heard from, seen nor even mentioned after the show's second season -- remains to be seen.

Along with a healthy dose of clips from the show, set in 1950s Milwaukee, and reminiscences from the cast, the special will also feature home movies of a cast-and-crew softball game Marshall instituted to help build a sense of family among the people working on the show.

In addition to the original cast, Scott "Chachi" Baio, Ted "Roger Phillips" McGinley, Penny "Laverne" Marshall, Cindy "Shirley" Williams, Pat "Arnold" Morita and others who played recurring or regular roles during "Happy Days'" 11-year run will also appear on the special.

Winkler, who currently plays a recurring part on Howard's FOX series "Arrested Development," is executive producing the special with Michael Levitt.

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