NEW YORK — Lucie Arnaz says her mother, Lucille Ball, kept her television on almost all the time but preferred game shows to situation comedies.
"I don't think she liked sitcoms very much in general after a while," Arnaz said in the May 7 issue of People magazine. "But she did like to watch 'Wheel of Fortune.' Every night. Whenever we were eating dinner, it was always on. I guess that's a sitcom in itself."
Miss Ball died in April, 1989.
Arnaz is the host for tonight's airing on CBS of the 34-minute pilot of "I Love Lucy," taped in March, 1951, and never before seen on television.
"I thought maybe the pilot would make me cry or something, but I just laughed," she said.