Tonight, CBS will air an all-new I Love Lucy superstar special. The one-hour event will feature two colorized back-to-back episodes from the fourth season of the 1950s series, and will be broadcast tonight at 9pm ET/PT on CBS.
According to Broadway World, the episodes tell a continuous story and the “credits are seamlessly combined into one set at the beginning and end of the hour.”
I Love Lucy ran for six seasons from October 1951 to May 1957, and was the most watched show in America for four of its six seasons. It won a number of awards over its run, including five Emmy awards and numerous nominations.
The first episode in tonight’s set, titled The Dancing Star (originally broadcast May 2, 1955) catches Lucy in a lie after she tells friends from home that she’s been meeting with some big Hollywood execs. Lucy’s friend, Caroline, stops in LA on her way to Hawaii and asks to meet these big industry people, but Lucy has no one to introduce her to. The second episode, Harpo Marx (originally broadcast May 9, 1955) shows Ethel scheming with Lucy to fool Caroline. She disguises herself as Clark Gable, Jimmy Durante, and Harpo Max in attempt to trick Lucy’s near-sighted friend.
Colorized specials of I Love Lucy episodes began airing on CBS in December 2013. In December 2015, the network did the same routine with The Andy Griffith Show and in December 2016, CBS colorized and broadcast episodes from the classic series The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Read on to learn when and where the show is taking place tonight.
DATE: Friday, May 19, 2017
TIME: 9-10pm ET/PT
RUN TIME: 1 hour
EPISODES: “The Dancing Star” and “Harpo Max”
The following I Love Lucy episodes have been colorized and broadcast on CBS since 2013:
“The Christmas Episode”
“Lucy’s Italian Movie”
“L.A. At Last!”
“Lucy and Superman”
“Lucy Does a TV Commercial”
“Lucy Visits Grauman’s”
“Lucy and John Wayne”
“Lucy Gets in Pictures”
Be sure to check out tonight’s two latest colorized episodes, which will be broadcast Friday, May 19, (9:00-10:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.