Hallmark Channel is loving ‘Lucy’ again
Q: Why did Hallmark Channel suddenly take off “I Love Lucy” without any notice? – Jim Walters, Rutherford, N.J.
A: The show’s, and the channel’s, fan base certainly noticed that change – and the not-toohappy reaction had to have been anticipated by Hallmark, which then responded by returning the classic sitcom to the weekday schedule with a block of four repeats each morning. However, be aware that it will “disappear” for a while again soon, since the annual Hallmark festival of Christmas movies that runs almost 24/7 is coming and will continue through the end of the year. However, the “Lucy” faithful who receive the nostalgia channel Decades also can find the show there, with back-to-back repeats every weekday morning (followed by the same treatment given to Lucille Ball’s subsequent “Lucy Show”). Hallmark evidently did listen to the very vocal devotees of “I Love Lucy,” and since it’s back there at least for now, they can rest easy and put the Vitameatavegamin back on the shelf.
Q: Was the person who played Jennie Garth’s daughter on “BH90210” her real daughter? – Christie Shaw, via e-mail
A: No, though the eldest of her three daughters – Luca Bella, whose father is actor Peter Facinelli – is an actress. On the Fox show, Garth’s fictional daughter Kyler was played by Karis Cameron, a Canadian performer who also had a leading role recently in the Lifetime movie “Identity Theft of a Cheerleader.” Additionally, she appeared on “UnREAL” and was a star of the drama series “Open Heart,” made in her native country (where “BH90210” also ended up being made). Send questions of general interest via email to [email protected]cenote.com. Writers must include their names, cities and states. Personal replies cannot be sent.
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz