“The Cosby Show” Returns To TV
The Cosby Show is returning to TV. Bounce TV will soon air episodes of the hit 80’s show. The network explained that after careful research and evaluation, a majority of their viewers wanted to see the show on TV again. The network said a majority of African-American viewers see a distinction between Bill Cosby and the character he played on the show. They will begin airing episodes December 19 on Bounce.
The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.
The show “was TV’s biggest hit in the 1980s, and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC’s ratings fortunes“.
The Cosby Show was based on comedy routines in Cosby’s stand-up act, which in turn were based on his family life. The show spawned the spin-off A Different World, which ran for six seasons from 1987 to 1993. In many areas, reruns of the show have been discontinued as a result of the sexual assault allegations against Cosby.