“My Favorite Husband”, starring Lucille Ball and Richard Denning, was the initial
basis for what would become the most beloved groundbreaking TV sitcom of all
time, I Love Lucy. The CBS program aired 124 episodes from July 23, 1948,
through March 31, 1951. The series was based on the novels Mr. and Mrs.
Cugat, the Record of a Happy Marriage (1940) and Outside Eden (1945)
written by Isabel Scott Rorick. The main sponsor was General Foods‘ Jell-O.