Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 1986
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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Life with Lucy

This short-lived comedy series featured the legendary Lucille Ball as Lucy Barker, now a grandmother living with her daughter's family, and still getting into the comedic predicaments that her fans have learned to love.

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01x08 Mother of the Bride Aired: Nov. 15, 1986

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 1 season and 14 episodes air in 1986.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • Lucille Ball demanded complete creative control, no pilot requirement, and no audience testing. ABC agreed to these demands due to Ball's previous television successes.
  • The show was inspired by the success of The Cosby Show and The Golden Girls the previous season. Producers felt that Ball, a past TV star like Cosby, could revive her career with a family sitcom.
  • Producer Aaron Spelling blamed himself for the failure of the show, stating that he should have never granted Lucille Ball creative control. Spelling knew something was wrong when the studio…
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    Producer Aaron Spelling blamed himself for the failure of the show, stating that he should have never granted Lucille Ball creative control. Spelling knew something was wrong when the studio audience in attendance during the pilot gasped when Ball was doing a physical stunt, fearing she would get hurt. Spelling would never produce another sitcom again, saying "If you're gonna fail with Lucille Ball, you should not do comedy."
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