It has been 30 years since The Cosby Show debuted and changed the sitcom format forever, as comedian Bill Cosby broke barriers and produced a show that is held high among other classic television shows today. But just when you thought Cosby was done making television shows, he comes out with a surprise announcement like we heard today.
Deadline is reporting that Cosby and NBC have struck a deal that will return the sitcom star to television with a brand new half-hut family comedy.
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. Cosby and Werner are meeting with writers on the project, which has been put on off-season development track.
NBC hasn’t been afraid recently to go back to older television stars when it comes to their new programming. The failing The Micheal J. Fox Show experiment is an example, and fans are hoping that Cosby will have a much better return.
There’s no premiere date yet scheduled and the series hasn’t even hired writers yet, but Cosby is coming back and television will be that much better for it.