Lucille Ball Suffered Life-Changing Sacrifices For Star Trek

The TV studio Desilu was founded in 1950 by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, which you can probably tell by the name.

The famous performing couple initially pitched a TV adaptation of the marriage-based radio sitcom “My Favorite Husband” to the execs at CBS, but that show eventually mutated into “I Love Lucy,” more explicitly sold as a vehicle for Ball.

To this day, “I Love Lucy” remains one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, and every modern comedy show contains traces of its DNA.

The series ran for 180 episodes over six seasons, ending its run in 1957.

Lucy and Desi divorced a few years later, and Ball became the sole owner of Desilu.Desilu oversaw a wide spectrum of shows, from sitcoms like “Our Miss Brooks” and variety shows like “Shower of Stars,” but also Westerns like “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp” and adventure programs like “Whirlybirds.

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