The 'I Love Lucy Christmas Special' A One-Hour Special Featuring Two Newly-Colorized Classic Episodes to be Broadcast Friday December 20

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December 4th, 2013

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via press release:

THE "I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL," A ONE-HOUR SPECIAL FEATURING TWO NEWLY-COLORIZED CLASSIC EPISODES TO BE BROADCAST FRIDAY, DEC. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) ON THE

CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 
 
Ring in the holidays with the I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a one-hour special featuring two newly colorized back-to-back classic episodes of the 1950s series.  The special will be broadcast Friday, Dec. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.   The two episodes — featuring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, and Vivian Vance and William Frawley as the Ricardos' friends and landlords, Fred and Ethel Mertz – are comprised of the seldom-seen "Christmas Episode" and "Lucy's Italian Movie" (aka "Grape Stomping") and were colorized with a vintage look, a nod to the 1950s period in which the shows were filmed.
 
  • k:Alex

    How can they colorized some black-white tv show?

  • DryedMangoez

    Already got the DVD and both new colorized episodes look great!
    Also pretty awesome to see the best television show ever back on network TV =]

  • Joseph

    k:Alex:

    Computerized technology is used to colorize black-and-white films and videotapes.

  • Joseph

    Why isn’t this special being broadcast on a Monday night, given that all 18 seasons of all of Lucille Ball’s three CBS sitcoms (six seasons each of “I Love Lucy”, “The Lucy Show”, and “Here’s Lucy”) were broadcast on Monday nights??

    Mondays and “Lucy” go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly!

    (And thanks to the success of “I love Lucy”, CBS has had a Monday-night sitcom block ever since the early 1950’s!)

  • ubet

    Louuuuuuuu-Seeeeeeeee!

    I’m DEAD!

    Looooooooou-Seeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JSunkist

    This’ll be fun to watch! Maybe if the ratings are good, they’ll colorize them all and play it again weekly ;-)

    I kid.

  • nicky

    I’m here for this!

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