'Laverne & Shirley' The change: After five seasons, best friends and roommates Laverne De Fazio (Penny Marshall) and Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams) left their jobs at the Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee for life in sunny Burbank, Calif. The impact: Viewers were already tiring of Laverne and Shirleys antics when producers moved the locale west for the 1980 season. The curiosity factor boosted ratings somewhat, but ultimately the show lasted three more seasons before ending with Laverne all by herself (a pregnant Williams left the show before the end of its final season).
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