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Bill Cosby Heading Back To NBC To Star In New Family Comedy

by Tambay A. Obenson
January 22, 2014 2:02 PM
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Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby heading back to NBC to star in a new family comedy, produced by former Cosby Show producer Tom Werner

In the untitled series, Cosby will play the head of a multi-generational family, not-so unlike his past comedy series, Cosby Show and Cosby, which aired on CBS years after the Cosby Show ended its successful run on NBC.

No other specifics on the upcoming new series. The project is currently out to potential writers. 

Just last month, TV Land aired Cosby's latest stand-up special, Bill Cosby: Far From Finished, which marked his first full-length stand up program in over three decades. In typical Cosby form, he gave his hilarious point of view on topics he knows well, such as relationships, marriage and of course, children.

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  • Gwen | January 23, 2014 2:22 PMReply

    If Mr. Cosby provides opportunity for more diverse writers and producers to find a seat at the table then this is a good thing

  • James Madison | January 23, 2014 2:02 AMReply

    Looking forward to it.

  • Anti-believer | January 22, 2014 10:51 PMReply

    I believe he's only doing it cause he doesn't like what he sees from shows geared for blacks. This is just his continuous effort from speeches to tv.

  • jess | January 22, 2014 4:03 PMReply

    Don't do it, Bill. Have you seen what NBC has done to its comedies and Black stars in the post-Friends years? They are asleep at the wheel. Giving CBS a second go-round would be a better fit if you want to make it though an entire season.

  • G. Boney | January 22, 2014 2:44 PMReply

    Just to clarify, it hasn't quite been 30 years since his last stand up special. "Bill Cosby:49" came out in 1987.

  • @JayTeeDee | January 22, 2014 2:39 PMReply

    Bring Phylicia Rashad back too!

  • Brenda C. Siler | January 22, 2014 2:13 PMReply

    To: Tambay A. Obenson
    The Bill Cosby comedy special referenced in your piece aired on Comedy Central not TVLand.

  • Chris | January 22, 2014 4:01 PM

    It actually aired on both. First was Comedy Central and then a few days later is aired on TVLand. So the article is correct!

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