- 6 Seasons
Here's Lucy is an American, multi-camera situation comedy about a single working mother and her teenage children. The program aired during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The main character of the show is Lucy Carter, played by sitcom veteran Lucille Ball. Living in Los Angeles, Lucy is mother to the teenage Kim and Craig, played by Ball's real-life children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr. She also works at her brother-in-law Harry's (Gale Gordon) employment agency - Carter's Unique Employment Agency. When not with Harry or the kids, Lucy spends time with her best friend Mary Jane Lewis, played by Mary Jane Croft. The 144 episodes of Here's Lucy feature the star or her children involved in a certain mishap or misunderstanding. For example, one installment has Lucy jumping to conclusions about teenage elopement when she hears a research paper conversation between Kim and her male friend. In another episode, Lucy is banished from her home during its use in filming a movie, and returns to find actor Chuck Connors sleeping in her bed. Here's Lucy incorporated featured numerous Hollywood stars during its run. A sampling of guest stars includes Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Flip Wilson, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Eddie Albert, Rock Hudson, and Ricardo Montalban. Even Lucille Ball makes a guest appearance on the show as Lucy Carter competes in a look-alike contest. Here's Lucy was created by Bob O'Brien and Milt Josefsberg and executive produced by Gary Morton. The program was produced by Lucille Ball Production and distributed by Warner Brothers Television. Here's Lucy premiered on the CBS television network on September 23, 1968. It ran for six seasons, completing its run on March 18, 1974.