Report: Bill Cosby Set To Return To TV Via New NBC Family Comedy

Published: Thursday 23rd Jan 2014 by TGJ

Television legend Bill Cosby sent the family sitcom model into the stratosphere in the 80s with his famed ‘The Cosby Show’.  After a successful run aboard its NBC-platform, the family sitcom genre has struggled to reclaim its ratings’ glory days.

NBC is hoping, via a recently inked deal with Cosby, that a resurgence is on the horizon.

Deadline Reports:

“[NBC] has made a deal for a half-hour family comedy to star Cosby. As he did in the ’80s, Cosby has partnered with producer Tom Werner, whose company with Marcy Carsey produced Cosby Show.  The new comedy will be built around Cosby, who will play the patriarch of a multi-generational family and, like the comedian’s previous family sitcoms – Cosby Show and Cosby on CBS — will channel his take on marriage and parenting.”

In addition to the Cosby reboot, word has it there are talks to revive ‘Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids’.

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