The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend and her cantankerous boss.
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 Lucy Carmichael / ... (156 episodes, 1962-1968)
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 Mr. Theodore J. Mooney / ... (111 episodes, 1963-1968)
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 Vivian Bagley / ... (81 episodes, 1962-1968)
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After the death of her husband, Lucy Carmichael and her friend, the recently divorced Vivian Bagley, move into a house together with their children. The series follows the adventures of the widow Lucy as she grapples with the comic complications of life on her own, and with her job working as the personal secretary to the impatient and grumpy banker Mr. Mooney. Written by Jonanthan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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After starring in a disappointing show on Broadway, "Wildcat", and some other failed projects, Lucy came back to television, in a sitcom that was exactly the same as her last one. It was considered an admission of failure by many in the industry, that she couldn't springboard I Love Lucy into some sort of film career. But at the time Desilu was in the red and in danger of being shut down, so she had to take desperate measures. She only intended this sequel series to run for 2 years or so, and the decision was completely financially motivated. See more »

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Vivian Bagley: Don't you remember your children? Mr. Mooney?
Lucy Carmichael: [With amnesia] I have a child named Mr. Mooney?
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Not Much There without Vivian Vance
26 May 2004 | by (Hades, USA) – See all my reviews

Although this show was weaker than "I Love Lucy" it was still pretty funny in its original form. The chemistry of Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance, as single mothers raising their children, made "The Lucy Show" work, especially its first season on the air. Despite some of the bizarre plotlines the two women were believable as two friends struggling in a largely manless environment. But with Vance's departure in 1965 it fell apart at the seams...Lucy became more of a cartoon character as the show became more shallow and relied too heavily on "guest stars," and Gale Gordon and Mary Jane Croft were weak substitutes.

Lucy probably should have pulled the plug on this one in '65.


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