‘I Love Lucy’ Special Kicks Off CBS’ 2016 Summer Schedule of TV Shows

"I Love Lucy" with John Wayne
I Love Lucy with John Wayne (CBS)
I Love Lucy is coming back to CBS this May, says the network in a press release. The new I Love Lucy Superstar Special, is actually a re-broadcasting of two of the TV show’s more iconic episodes remastered and colorized and will be presented on Sunday, May 22.

I Love Lucy, which starred Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley, aired on the CBS network from 1951 to 1957 and ran with consistently good ratings. The two episodes shown during the May special will be, “Lucy Visits Grauman’s” and “Lucy and John Wayne,” two back-to-back episodes from season 5 of the series which were originally broadcast in October of 1955. This was the season when the Ricardos and the Mertzs drove to Hollywood for Ricky’s big movie role. 

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