On this day in history (1951) the iconic meta-sitcom series I Love Lucy premiered on CBS. The television series followed an aspiring actress (Lucy) and her husband (Ricky) and their ambitions of a career in show business.
The show went on to numerous Emmy nominations and awards in addition to being “The Most Watched Television Series” in the US for four of its six seasons on air. The show’s fanfare and popularity continues to serve the CBS’s slogan as the Most Watched Network.
Beyond leaving a legacy as a popular comedienne inspiring generations to come (Mary Tyler Moore, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler), Lucille Ball was the first female producer, first on-screen interracial couple, and first on-screen pregnancy.
Even smaller known fact, Ball’s production company Desilu Studios made the push and eventually produced notable iconic television series that spawned their own following—The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mission: Impossible, and Star Trek.
The bold business moves taken by Ball were helped CBS establish a reputation for producing quality programming. We honor Lucille Ball and her commitment to making bold moves and challenging the status quo, as we strive to do the same day in and day out at TalenAlexander.