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CBS to Air New ‘I Love Lucy’ Special

'Lucy Visits Grauman's' and 'Lucy and John Wayne' Are the Next Two Episodes Featured

CBS has announced a new one-hour “I Love Lucy” special featuring colorized episodes “Lucy Visits Grauman’s” and “Lucy and John Wayne.” It airs on Sunday, May 22 at 8 pm. ET.

Originally telecast on Oct. 3 and Oct. 10, 1955, respectively, the two episodes were the first historically to tell a continuous story in one comedy hour. “Lucy Visits Grauman’s,” the fifth season opening episode, featured Lucy (Lucille Ball) Lucy and the Mertzes (Vivian Vance and William Frawley) visiting Hollywood’s famed Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, where Lucy discovers that the cement slab containing John Wayne’s footprints has come loose. Lucy thinks it would be a fabulous souvenir to take home, if only she can come up with a way to take it without being caught.

In “Lucy and John Wayne,” Lucy must find a way to replace the pilfered footprints. Ricky tries to help by calling John Wayne, but as usual with Lucy, the seemingly simple task of replicating the footprints becomes a comedy of errors. “Lucy and John Wayne” was included in CBS’ 1958 summer series, “The Top Ten Lucy Shows,” as selected by a panel of 155 newspaper TV critics and columnists.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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