Life with Lucy (1986– )

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This short-lived comedy series featured the legendary Lucille Ball as Lucy Barker, now a grandmother living with her daughter's family, and still getting into the comedic predicaments that ... See full summary »

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 Lucy Barker (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Curtis McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
Ann Dusenberry ...
 Margo Barker McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Ted McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Becky McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
Philip Amelio ...
 Kevin McGibbon (13 episodes, 1986)
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 Leonard Stoner (13 episodes, 1986)
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This short-lived comedy series featured the legendary Lucille Ball as Lucy Barker, now a grandmother living with her daughter's family, and still getting into the comedic predicaments that her fans have learned to love. Written by Phil Fernando

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The show was inspired by the success of The Cosby Show (1984) and The Golden Girls (1985) the previous season. Producers felt that Ball, a past TV star like Cosby, could revive her career with a family sitcom. See more »

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Doggone Shame
15 July 2007 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Lucille Ball was the Queen of TV comedy. After "I love Lucy" she had other noticeable TV shows but this - this was a doggone shame.

The 80's was a time of greed on all levels and to "make a profit from anyone at any cost". This show's development seemed to fit along those lines. It's not as if Lucille Ball could NOT have had a successful family show in the 80's, it's just that this one was not drafted all too well for her talents and age and most appropriately - the time.

To me it viewed like old, scripts that they dug up, tried to brush off and make a go of it in the mid-80's hoping it would catch on and revitalize Lucille Ball's career. And as much as we loved Lucy, those watching had high hopes for it. But it fell like a pancake, and this was NOT the way I would have like to have seen the youngest generation to see such a wonderful comedic actress like Miss Ball. It would have with better writers who were of the time, and of course with Miss Ball in a more appropriate place, time and light.

But(her?)the love affair with her old staff of writers, etc. was the major downfall as well as how it transposed on screen. In watching it, I was thinking: "They need to fire the production and writing teams and give this show another chance". Now, decades after the fact you wonder what would have happened if they did.


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