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TV’s Royal Couple Lives On Thanks to Brand Endorsements

If there is one thing more impressive than the popularity of I Love Lucy—which ran for 179 episodes between 1951 and 1957—it is the popularity that endures long after the show ended. Actually, the inimitable sitcom never really did end. CBS threw the series into reruns starting in 1958, and the show wound up airing in 77 countries and 22 languages.