Laverne & Shirley was one of those shows which you secretly watched. I don't think anyone ran around saying did you see the episode last night where Squiggy came down to the girl's apartment and said, "Helloo." It was a show that was on after Happy Days, and so you didn't turn the channel because people are lazy. Plus that was on ABC. Back then ABC was the channel to watch. During the week they had Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley and they had Hart To Hart that same night I think. Oh, and Three's Company was on at the same time. On Saturdays it was all about Love Boat and Fantasy Island.
Anyway, the show was saved also because it had some really, really good actors on it like Penny Marshall and Michael McKean. Well, when I think of great actors, Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears do not come to mind. However, according to mysterious "sources," Jessica has been trying to convince Britney they should do a Laverne & Shirley type show together once Britney gets off tour. They each of course are accomplished actresses. I have to tell you that I would watch the first episode of whatever the two made. It would probably be the most atrocious thing ever put on television, but I would definitely watch the first one and I think lots of others would watch it as well. It wouldn't be a Laverne & Shirley, but it definitely would be interesting to watch. It wouldn't be the worst idea for a television show. I think it would work as long as they didn't actually believe they were good actresses.