30 Hidden Facts About ‘I Love Lucy’ We Bet You Never Knew

Casting Condition

When CBS first approached Lucille Ball with an offer to turn her popular radio show, My Favorite Husband, into a television show, she agreed, BUT only on one condition: her real-life husband, Desi Arnaz, had to be cast as her onscreen husband. Lucille was convinced they would make the best comedy team, with their natural chemistry and comedic timing.