Laverne/Shirley Sunday

(Above: Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams in ‘Laverne & Shirley.’ Source: MeTV)

Learn where to watch Penny Marshall’s ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ ‘Big’ and ‘A League of Their Own’ for free.

Longing to see Laverne & Shirley following yesterday’s death of its co-star Penny Marshall? The 1976-1983 ABC series (eight seasons, 178 episodes) isn’t streaming anywhere officially, not even on a pay-per-episode basis. You can, however, find random complete episodes free on Dailymotion.

Happily, MeTV has scheduled eight Laverne & Shirley episodes for this Sunday, December 23, starting at 2 pm ET/PT. The tribute will include six episodes personally selected as favorites by Marshall herself, followed by two previously scheduled Christmas episodes

Here are highlights from the Laverne & Shirley episode, “Steppin’ Out,” airing at 3:30 pm Sunday:

For the titles of Sunday’s other episodes, consult MeTV’s schedule. You can watch MeTV free over the air with an antenna hooked up to your TV set. For the channel number in your area, visit MeTV’s “Where to Watch” page.

After Laverne & Shirley, Marshall went on to direct several major Hollywood films, and anyone can stream her two biggest hits for free: Big (1988), featuring an Oscar-nominated performance by Tom Hanks, on The Roku Channel (for which you don’t need a Roku device; and A League of Their Own (1992), featuring a Golden-Globe nominated performance by Geena Davis, on Sony Crackle.

Here’s a classic scene from Big:

Big is also available to Hulu subscribers, or you can rent it for $1.99 from iTunes or $3.99 from other providersA League of Their Own (highlights below) can be rented starting at $2.99 from a number of providers.


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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