TV Land viewers are ringing in 2009 with “Lucy’s New Year’s Eve Countdown” on Wednesday, December 31 from 8AM to 9PM ET/PT, a hilarious showcase of “I Love Lucy” episodes specially voted on by them. Throughout the month of December, TVLand.com has been inviting viewers to vote for their all-time favorite madcap episodes of this series. Tune in on New Year’s Eve day to see which episodes made the cut, from Lucy’s “Vitameatavegamin” commercial to Lucy and Ethel’s candy factory debacle to the legendary episode of Lucy crushing grapes. As an added bonus, visitors to the Web site can also watch classic episode clips, view a photo gallery of iconic pictures from the series and play an “I Love Lucy” trivia game.
Lucille Ball stars as the screwball redhead Lucy Ricardo in the timeless comedy “I Love Lucy.” The sitcom revolves around her obsession with breaking into showbiz, her relationship with her Cuban bandleader husband, Ricky (Desi Arnaz) and the crazy antics that she gets them into with their best friends, Fred and Ethel Mertz (William Frawley and Vivian Vance). The situation comedy remains an enduring classic and continues to resonate with every generation. Lucille Ball was posthumously awarded the Legacy of Laughter Award at the TV Land Awards in 2007 for her groundbreaking career and body of work including her hilarious portrayal of Lucy.