Joanie Loves Chachi

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Joanie Loves Chachi
Joanie Loves Chachi-Cast.jpg
Premiere March 23, 1982
Finale May 24, 1983
Creator Garry Marshall
Lowell Ganz
Mark Rothman
Network ABC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Henderson Production Company
Miller/Milkis/Boyett Productions
Paramount Television
Seasons 2
Episodes 17
Origin USA

Joanie Loves Chachi is a sitcom that aired on ABC. The show was a spinoff of Happy Days.

The series is set in the early-to-mid 1960s and follows the exploits of Joanie and Chachi as they moved to Chicago and tried to make it on their own with a rock band and a music career at a time the British Invasion was looming (one episode was actually titled "Beatlemania"). It mixed the traditional elements of a sitcom with musical performances on each show by Baio and Moran. In fact, the beginning credit sequence of the show had them singing to each other. Their backup band consists of a spaced-out drummer named Bingo and Chachi's blase cousins Mario and Annette.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Scott Baio Charles "Chachi" Arcola 1 2
Erin Moran Joanie Louise Cunningham 1 2
Al Molinaro Al Delvecchio 1 2
Ellen Travolta Louisa Delvecchio 1 2
Art Metrano Rico Mastorelli 1 2
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Derrel Maury Mario 1 2
Winifred Freedman Annette 1 2
Robert Pierce Bingo 1 2


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One March 23, 1982 April 13, 1982 4
Season Two September 30, 1982 May 24, 1983 13


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
The Complete Series Seasons 1 & 2 February 4, 2014 3


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