Hey, if a red-haired woman with a fake nose on fire, with a loud screechy whine and a penchant for getting into trouble doesn’t make a kid laugh, nothing will. Which, almost 60 years since I Love Lucy with Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley ended its run on CBS, the show is still making kids and everyone else laugh. These days that includes colorized specials from Ken Ross, CBS Home Entertainment’s EVP-GM, and his team.
In an effort to draw in viewers hankering for nostalgia, CBS will broadcast two colorized versions of I Love Lucy starting at 8 p.m. on May 17. The one-hour special of the classic sitcom that starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as married couple Lucy and Rick Ricardo features episodes “L.A. at Last!” and “Lucy and Superman.”
With Friday’s I Love Lucy Christmas Special, CBS ventures into the world of colorizing two vintage episodes of an Eisenhower-era TV show that, perhaps more than any other from that period, sent a message down through the years of what life in the 1950s (or, at least, the sitcom version) might have looked like. The episodes, CBS says, “were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed.”
PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — The director and producer behind the television classics “I Love Lucy” and “Bewitched” has died. Bill Asher was 90. His wife, Meredith, says he died Monday at a facility in Palm Desert, Calif., of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Asher was best known for his work on “I Love Lucy,” where […]