More To Come... Right After These Messages The "present date" is July 24, 1969 (a Thursday). United States President Hubert H. Humphrey is presently aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean, welcoming the intrepid astronauts of Apollo 11 back home after their successful voyage to the surface of the Moon. Desilu Productions has, since the highly-rated series finale of "The Lucy Show" in May 1968, been producing three shows: Star Trek, "Mission: Impossible", and "Mannix". The first two of these, both of which were Top 30 shows in the 1968-69 season, are currently in production of their respective fourth seasons; "Mannix" will be entering its third season. Chief executive Lucille Ball and her right-hand man, Vice-President of Production Herb Solow, are also entertaining ideas for a fourth series. Paramount Television, which is currently leasing the surplus studio space owned by Desilu, has two shows in production: "Room 222" and "Barefoot in the Park", both of which are expected to premiere in September 1969. The story of these two studios, each located right next door to the other, is at the heart of this timeline, but as I'm sure you all know by now, there is a little bit more to it than just that. So, what can we expect next, and all on account of that wacky redhead? We'll be taking our usual general overview of the next production and broadcast season: 1969-70. There will be another "serious" update, as we explore the moon landings in greater detail, with emphasis on their impact on pop culture. We'll be seeing another production appendix, this time for the fourth season of Star Trek. Our exploration of pop culture will finally give voice to an as-yet unrepresented form of media: the movies. And, finally, we'll be taking our first bite of the long-awaited carrot that I promised to my British readers! All this and more, coming up on... That Wacky Redhead! Thanks so much to all of you for reading and commenting! You can expect the first of these updates in the next couple of days.