Bill Cosby, America’s favorite TV dad, will be returning to the airwaves this fall. Continuing his long-standing relationship with NBC, a deal was inked with Cosby for a half hour comedy show. The move promises to be successful because former “Cosby” show producers, Tom Werner and Marsey Carsey, are partners in the project.
Cosby will be in familiar territory with the planned TV show. He will play the older father of a black family that has grown over the years, promising to give insight on current family issues. Like the “Cosby Show” and “Cosby” which aired -80s, the family-themed show will be written to appeal to a broad audience in the current climate of America. In addition to the return to the sitcom world, Cosby will be bringing back the cartoon series “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.”
Well-written scripted shows like Cosby’s are much-needed in the current TV landscape. Every episode of the “Cosby Show” taught a lesson that still resonates today. Whether it’s the family togetherness or teenagers making tough decisions, Cosby as dad will be a familiar and welcome face.