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I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

  • Premiered: 
    October 15, 1951
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  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Since December 2013, CBS has annually broadcast the I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a one-hour special featuring colorized classic episodes of this iconic series, including the seldom-seen "Christmas Episode" and one newly colorized episode each year. "Lucy's Italian Movie" (aka "Grape Stomping") was the first companion episode, presented for the first time with vintage-look color on Friday, December 20, 2013 from 8-9pm ET/PT. The following Christmas, CBS presented the newly colorized "Job Switching" (aka "Chocolate Factory") with an encore of the colorized "Christmas Episode" on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 8pm. One year later -- on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 from 8-9pm -- CBS aired the colorized "Christmas Episode" for the third consecutive year with a new companion show: the newly colorized "Lucy Does a TV Commercial" (aka "Vitameatavegamin"). For the fourth year, CBS premiered a colorized version of "Lucy Gets in Pictures" on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 8-9pm. For Christmas 2017, CBS premiered "The Christmas Episode" and the newly colorized "The Fashion Show." On Friday, December 14, 2018 from 8-9pm ET/PT, CBS premiered its annual I LOVE LUCY Christmas special, featuring two back-to-back colorized episodes of the classic series: "The Christmas Episode" and the newly colorized "Pioneer Women."

Because of the success of these Christmas specials, CBS debuted a new one-hour special featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes -- "L.A. at Last!" and "Lucy and Superman" -- on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 8-9pm on CBS. The two episodes -- like those presented in previous years during Christmas -- were newly colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which they were filmed. Included in the special was material from "L.A. at Last!" that had not been broadcast since the episode first aired on CBS 60 years earlier. Then in 2016, CBS premiered a new one-hour special featuring two colorized back-to-back classic episodes: "Lucy Visits Grauman's" and "Lucy and John Wayne" on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 8-9pm. One year later -- on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 9-10pm ET/PT -- CBS premiered two newly colorized episodes of "The Dancing Star" with Van Johnson and "Harpo Marx" with comedian Harpo Marx.
On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 CBS Home Entertainment Released I LOVE LUCY Colorized Collection on DVD. This new collection contains 16 full-length/uncut episodes of the beloved comedy. From Lucy and Ethel's famous attempt to work at a chocolate factory in "Job Switching," to Lucy's hilarious commercial for "Vitameatavegamin," these fan-favorite episodes are presented in colorized versions, all meticulously crafted using costumes, sets, props and vintage material as reference, wherever possible. The set also features a newly-produced featurette entitled "Redhead Tales, Colorizing I Love Lucy." A Must Own for Lucy Fans! Buy and binge NOW! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

- Pioneer Women
- Lucy Does A TV Commercial
- Job Switching
- The Million Dollar Idea
- Bonus Bucks
- L.A. at Last
- Lucy Gets in Pictures
- The Fashion Show
- The Dancing Star
- Harpo Marx
- Lucy Visits Grauman's
- Lucy and John Wayne
- Lucy Goes to Scotland
- Lucy's Italian Movie
- Christmas Show
- Lucy and Superman

Special Features:
- Christmas Greetings: A colorized stick figure animation from the 50's and a colorized version of Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel singing "Jingle Bells"

- Redhead Tales: An in-depth look at the meticulous process to colorize the most celebrated episodes of I LOVE LUCY


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Desilu Productions

Theme Song

  • Disco Lucy - Wilton Place Street Band


  • Fred & Ethel Mertz - Manhattan, New York USA
  • - Westport, Connecticut USA
  • Ricky & Lucy Ricardo - Manhattan, New York USA
  • Tropicana Club - Manhattan, New York USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • January 19, 1953: Little Ricky is born
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