Episodes: 13 (hour)
TV show dates: November 6, 1957 — April 1, 1960
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, and Richard Keith.
TV show description:
At the end of the classic I Love Lucy, housewife Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball), son Ricky Jr. (Richard Keith) and her bandleader husband Ricky (Desi Arnaz) relocated to Westport, Connecticut, with neighbors and friends Fred (William Frawley) and Ethel Mertz (Vivivan Vance) in tow.
These one-hour shows continue the hijinks and hilarity of the beloved Ricardos and Mertzes as they make their lives in suburban Connecticut. When the group isn’t getting into trouble at Ricky’s various performances around the world (Las Vegas, Alaska, San Diego, Hollywood, Mexico, and Japan), they’re doing so right in their very own homes.
Plotlines include Lucy trying to start a career as film actor Paul Douglas’ assistant, winning a pony for little Ricky, and the Ricardos moving in with Fred and Ethel when Lucy rents their home to actor-comedian Danny Thomas.
The show, also referred to as The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, features a multitude of celebrity guest stars, including Betty Grable, Red Skelton, Milton Burle, Cesar Romero, and Ann Sothern.