#EntertainmentNews: Bill Cosby Coming back to television?
New Cosby Show Could Debut As Soon As Next Summer Bill Cosby could be returning to the network NBC
with a new comedy as soon as next summer. The series, described as a “classic, extended-family sitcom” with Cosby
as the patriarch, is currently in the writing stage, NBC executives said at Sunday’s session of the summer TV critics’ tour.
It was first announced in January.
Cosby, 77, has a long history with NBC, including his seminal “The Cosby Show,” which became a smash hit 30 years
ago and helped rescue a network then at the bottom of the ratings. It ran for eight seasons.
The upcoming Cosby venture will use multi-cameras and be filmed in front of a studio audience, a format that
has lost ground at NBC, where single-camera comedies like “30 Rock,” ”The Office” and ‘Parks and Recreation”
have thrived. Greenblatt said the network is trying to bring back this classic “multi” form, which goes back to “I Love Lucy”
and the earliest days of network television (and which is going strong at CBS with shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Mike & Molly.”)
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