30 Little-Known Facts About America's Favorite Sitcom I Love Lucy

Each week, 1950’s families would gather around their television sets to tune into one of pop culture’s most beloved sitcoms; I Love Lucy. We’re taking a nostalgic look back to discover the little-known facts about America’s favorite television show.

Casting Condition

When CBS first approached the beautiful and talented Lucille Ball with an offer to turn her popular radio show, My Favorite Husband, into a television show, she agreed on one condition: her real-life husband, Desi Arnaz, had to be cast as her onscreen spouse. Lucille was convinced they would make a stellar comedy team, with their natural chemistry and comedic timing.