HERE's lucy



Lucille Ball got her real life children to co-star with her in CBS' Here's Lucy, which premiered on September 23, 1968. As Lucille Carter, she was mom to her real life son Desi Arnaz, Jr., who played Craig and her daughter Lucie Arnaz, who played Kim. Lucy found it a wonderful way to work and have a personal relationship with her children.

Her son, Desi Arnaz, Jr., only appeared in the first 3 seasons of the show and left to continue a career in movies and music while Lucie appeared throughout the show's entire six seasons. Almost every episode had a different celebrity guest-star, usually playing themselves. To accommodate the frequent guests, the new format has Lucy Carter working for the Unique Employment Agency run by her Uncle Harry, played by Gale Gordon. Mary Jane Croft returns as Lucy's friend Mary Jane, and Vivian Vance continued to make her yearly appearances.

When the series ended in 1974, despite her wealth, Lucy was uncomfortable with the idea of retiring from show business. The film production of Mame that same year was designed as a starring vehicle to revive her film career, but it was a critical and financial disappointment. Lucy continued to work sporadically on television, appearing in a number of Lucille Ball Specials and even making an attempt at a new series, Life With Lucy, in 1986.

Here's Lucy