It's no secret that the show I Love Lucy was an enormous success. Lucille Ball was still eager to continue acting and making people laugh along the way, which is when Life with Lucy came about in 1986. However, it's not nearly as happy as it seems on the screen. The show chronicles how a grandmother somehow finds herself in comedic situations with her family members.\r\n\r\nBall\u2019s former publicist, Thomas Watson, reveals, \u201cThe \u2018I Love Lucy\u2019 legacy allowed \u2018Life with Lucy\u2019 to happen, but it was a terrible burden,\u201d making it anything but comedic.\r\n'Life with Lucy' doesn't score positive reviews\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cThe show was written by the same people that worked on the original \u2018I Love Lucy,\u2019\u201d Watson continues. \u201cThey were still writing for that Lucy, instead of a\u00a0\u2018Golden Girls' kind of character or grandma.\u201d Probably would've made more sense as a Golden Girls type of character, for sure.\r\n\r\nBall was allegedly still pretty optimistic about the new project, but she was sadly met with tons of criticism. Ann Dusenberry, who played Ball\u2019s daughter in the series, reveals what she thinks about those negative reviews. \u201cThey were so bloody,\u201d she says. \u201cSo bad and disrespectful. I was hurt for her. They showed no regard that she was an icon.\u201d\r\nYet she is still one of America's most recognizable icon\r\n\r\n\r\nLife with Lucy was allegedly supposed to run for 22 episodes, but ABC only ran the show for 8. \u201cIt was so sad and disappointing,\u201d Watson says. Ball\u2019s friend Michael Stern remembers walking out with her and Ball being devastated by this news. \u201cShe started bawling,\u201d he says.\r\n\r\nLife with Lucy was Ball's last credited role before she would pass away in 1989 at age 77 from an aortic dissection. However, she would still manage to get role offers into the last 3 years of her life. She's best remembered for her self-produced sitcoms\u00a0I Love Lucy,\u00a0The Lucy Show,\u00a0Here's Lucy, and\u00a0Life with Lucy.\u00a0Ball is also remembered for the number of nominations and accolades she has received, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the\u00a0Kennedy Center Honors in 1986.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWe will always remember and love Lucille Ball here at DYR!\r\nHere Are Six Of The Most Inspiring Quotes From Actress Lucille Ball!