I Love Lucy is a television sitcom that originally aired in the 1950s. During that time, it was the most-watched show in the United States for 4 of its 6 seasons. The series starred comedienne Lucille Ball, her bandleader husband Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. It ran from October 15, 1951 to May 6, 1957 on CBS (180 episodes, including the lost Christmas episode). The show won 5 Emmy Awards and received numerous nominations. It was ranked #2 on TV Guide's top 50 greatest shows of all time in 2002, behind Seinfeld and ahead of The Honeymooners, and lives on in reruns today. The program was filmed at Desilu, the production studio jointly owned by Ball and Arnaz.