CBS announced today that it plans to air an hour-long “I Love Lucy Superstar Special” on Sunday, May 17th from 8-9PM featuring two newly colorized episodes. The episodes in question are “L.A. at Last!” (originally broadcast February 7th, 1955) with William Holden and “Lucy and Superman” (originally broadcast January 14th, 1957) with George Reeves. A preview clip can be found here.
As was the case with the network’s 2013 Christmas special, this new special will include just one set of opening and closing credits.
The CBS press release includes the following note:
Included in the special is material from “L.A. at Last!” that has not been broadcast since the episode first aired on CBS 60 years ago.
Any ideas what this unseen material could be? A sponsor spot, perhaps, or a bumper featuring Lucy and Superman? Maybe a special promotional spot for Adventures of Superman?