Paramount Home Media began its first wave of Q1 2017 DVD and Blu-ray product announcements this past week and there are some nice things planned for January.
Leading the hit parade, which is only natural for Lucille Ball, is the Jan. 17 DVD release of I Love Lucy: Superstar Special #2, which includes both colorized and the original broadcast black and white versions of two classic episodes — both plucked from the 1955/56 season.
The first is the October of 1955 episode, “Lucy Visits Grauman's,” which finds Lucy and her sidekick Ethel (Vivian Vance) visiting the iconic Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. and coming away with a very unique souvenir.
The second episode getting special treatment here is titled “Lucy and John Wayne,” which was also first broadcast in October of 1955. This is basically the second part to “Lucy Visits Grauman's” as that “unique souvenir” involves John Wayne!
Also in January — streeting on Jan. 10 — is the next full season of the Comedy Central series starring Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, Broad City: Season 3.
This double-disc DVD collection features all ten episodes — yes, uncensored — featuring such guest stars as Cynthia Nixon, Alan Alda, Tony Danza, Melissa Leo, Whoopi Goldberg, Susie Essman, Bob Balaban, Vanessa Williams, Seth Green (in a two-parter) and even Hillary Clinton.