October 15, 1951 we were introduced to Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel on CBS.
"I Love Lucy" ran for six seasons from October, 1951 until May 6, 1957. It was the top rated TV show for four of the six years it was on the air. Among the shows accomplishments:
- One of only 3 TV shows to end its run while still rated as the # 1 most watched TV show ("The Andy Griffith Show" and "Seinfeld" are the other two)
- The first show inducted in to the TV Hall of Fame (in 1990)
- Voted "Best TV Show of All Time" in 2012 in a survey done by ABC News and People Magazine
- The first scripted TV show shot on 35mm film in front of a live studio audience
- First TV show to have an ensemble cast
You can watch episodes of "I Love Lucy" here.