Bill Cosby Making Return To Television In NBC Family Comedy
Bill Cosby is set to return to the small screen! The 76 year-old will be starring in an upcoming NBC comedy.
Bill Cosby is finally returning to the small screen.
The 76 year-old, who starred in the 80s hit 'The Cosby Show', is set to star in an upcoming NBC comedy.
According to Deadline, the network has struck a deal to shoot a half-hour sitcom starring Cosby.
The new show will center on the TV legend as he will play the patriarch of a multigenerational family, and will depict his views and ideas on parenting, much like he did in previous TV shows.
Bill will team up with his longtime producer Tom Werner for the new project, who was, along with Marcy Carsey, a producer on 'The Cosy Show' and CBS' 'Cosby'.
No pilot has been ordered as of yet, and the show presently doesn't have a writer, but meetings are currently ongoing.
Cosby has shown interest in returning to television since November of last year (2013) when he spoke to Yahoo while promoting a stand-up special, 'Far From Finished', on Comedy Central.
"I want to be able to deliver a wonderful show to a network," Cosby said. "Because there is a viewership out there that wants to see comedy, and warmth, and love, and surprise, and cleverness, without going into the party attitude."
Bill added that film audiences "would like to see a married couple that acts like they love each other, warts and all, children who respect the parenting, and the comedy of people who make mistakes."
And if the opportunity ever presented itself again, the Emmy-Award winner promised, "I will deliver the best of Cosby, and that will be a series, I assume, that we could get enough people week after week after week to tune in to, to come along with us."
Well now there is a TV show, so hopefully Bill does give viewers his every best.
Bill Cosby is returning to television