TVShowsonDVD is reporting that it has been leaked on CBS Home Entertainment's Facebook that "The Lucy Show - Season 5" will be released on Dec. 6, 2011. This is the season that is almost in its entirety in public domain. I believe 21 of its 22 episodes have been available, in prints of varying quality, on cheap DVDs for many years now. It will be good to see them in the best prints possible, at long last. Another problem with this season is that it had 22 episodes, instead of the normal 24 for the remaining seven years of Lucy's "Lucy Show-Here's Lucy" era. I believe this is because on October 24, 1966, in the regular time slot, Lucy appeared in an hour special, "Lucy in London." I always felt this should be considered part of the regular series, in that the preceding episode (Oct. 17, 1966) was "Lucy Goes to London," clearly leading up to the hour show. I think the plan was to release it in two half hour parts for syndication, bringing the total number of episodes for the 1966-67 season to the regular 24. This never happened, maybe because of music rights clearances. I think it would be a major error for CBS not to include "Lucy in London" as part of the Season 5 DVD release. However, there are indications that it won't -- or that it might release it separately at a later date. Anyway, if Season 5 does indeed come out in December, this series should be complete in 2012, something I had doubts would ever happen.