After three decades of starring in a quartet of top-rated comedy series hits (I Love Lucy, the Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, the Lucy Show and Here's Lucy) on CBS-TV, Emmy awarded comedienne Lucille Ball comes out of retirement and teams with NBC. She's greeted by the network's biggest stars such as her old friend Bob Hope, the Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, Quincy star Jack Klugman and Diff'rent Strokes actor Gary Coleman, who portrays the network president. Film great Gene Kelly and Lucy's longtime TV boss Gale Gordon round out the cast. Dancing legend Donald O'Connor and actress Gloria DeHaven are seen in the special's final segment, a separate musical-comedy presentation intended as a TV series pilot. Fans will also enjoy appearances by longtime Lucy friends and colleagues Robert Alda, Ruta Lee and Doris Singleton.