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I Love Lucy Gets Colorized For Christmas and Finally Goes Blu-ray

I Love Lucy

If you've been dreaming of a red Christmas, then Santa — or, rather, CBS — is about to make your holiday wish come true. The network celebrates the holiday with the I Love Lucy Christmas Special, pairing newly colorized versions of the series' seldom-seen Yuletide installment and the classic ...
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Last Surviving Adult I Love Lucy Cast Member Shirley Mitchell Dies at 94

Shirley Mitchell

Shirley Mitchell, who is believed to have been the last surviving adult cast member of I Love Lucy, has died,... read more

The Tuesday Playlist: That's a Wrap For Voice Blind Auditions, Cougar Town

Jamila Thompson

The curtain comes down on the best part of TV's hottest singing competition, as the "blind auditions" portion of NBC's The Voice reaches its final act (Tuesday, 8/7c) with the selection of the last members of the four coaches' teams. Any fears that the show would lose its oomph this season with new bodies in the hot seats were quickly put to rest when Usher eased onto his swiveling throne with charismatic grace, adopting a signature "one leg up" posture that was parodied last weekend on Saturday Night Live, while Shakira proved a worthy adversary to the boys' club with her feisty attitude, passion and humor.

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TV Guide Magazine's 60th Anniversary: How Desi Arnaz Jr. Became Our First Cover Star

Desi Arnaz Jr.

He helped make TV Guide Magazine a hit right out of the box. And we, in turn, helped make his life utterly confusing! On April 3, 1953, a chubby-­cheeked newborn named Desiderio Alberto Arnaz IV — eventually known as Desi Arnaz Jr. — graced the cover of our very first issue with a cover line touting him as "Lucy's $50,000,000 Baby." Lucy, of course, was Lucille Ball, the madcap, flame-tressed star of America's most adored sitcom at the time, I Love Lucy, while Dad was Cuban bandleader Desi Arnaz — and both of them knew the value of publicity... read more

The Tuesday Playlist: TV's Funny Ladies, Pre-Inauguration Specials, Face Off Returns, More

Pioneers of Television

If I counted right, you can hear Betty White say "I'm the luckiest broad on two feet" at least three times during the course of the "Funny Ladies" retrospective that kicks off a new season of PBS' Pioneers of Television (check tvguide.com listings). Who could or would want to doubt her? The evidence is right there in clips and stills from this living legend's earliest TV appearances in the 1940s and '50s, establishing her as a versatile broadcaster and gung-ho performer even before Lucille Ball made us fall in love with her — and blazing a trail for all who would follow.

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Females Are Funny! The Office's Kate Flannery Will Prove It

Kate Flannery

It's true: Females are funny — and StandUp in Stilettos is about to prove it.

The new half-hour series from TV Guide Network, premiering Saturday at 10/9c, features three comediennes per show. And no, it's not just for females to watch. In fact, men will enjoy it just as much... if not more! Hosted by The Office's Kate Flannery, Stilettos boasts a familiar array of funny ladies, including 24's Mary Lynn Rajskub, Parks and Recreation's Retta and infamous comedy duo Frangela. We talked to Flannery about how women have changed comedy, what she says to people who think females can't be funny and why she doesn't believe next year will be the last season of The Office... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Lucy and Desi's Children Celebrate Their Parents' Enduring Musical Legacy

Desi Arnaz Jr.; Lucie Arnaz

Closing out the centennial celebration of Lucille Ball's birthday and the 60th Anniversary of I Love Lucy, Lucie and Desi Arnaz Jr. — the only children of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Sr., made one of their rare public appearances together Friday night ...
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Celebrating 60 Years of I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy premiered 60 years ago this month, and our adoration for Lucille Ball has only grown over time. To honor the comedian and her storied history with TV Guide Magazine (she's been on more covers than any other star), we asked her daughter, Lucie Arnaz, 60, to share some of her favorite memories of that period. Arnaz, an actress and singer, has kept her mother and father Desi Arnaz's legacies alive by donating scrapbooks and arrangements to museums and producing shows that honor the legendary couple. Currently, she is developing a tribute to the Latin music of I Love Lucy.

TV Guide Magazine: This is a big year for your mom, Lucille Ball. It's not only I Love Lucy's 60th anniversary, but the 100th anniversary of her birth. What's it been like? read more

TV Guide Network Counts Down Funniest Females on Television

Megan Mullally

Who's the funniest woman ever to appear on television?

From Lucille Ball's physical comedy on I Love Lucy to Tina's Fey's witty dialogue on 30 Rock, TV Guide Network is counting down the most comedic ladies who have graced the small screen.

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I Love Lucy Writer Madelyn Pugh Davis Dies at 90

Madelyn Pugh Davis

Longtime I Love Lucy writer Madelyn Pugh Davis, who dedicated her career to writing for Lucille Ball, has died. She was 90.

The screenwriter, who collaborated with Bob Carroll, Jr. over the course of 50 years, died Wednesday at her home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los Angeles following a brief illness, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

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