Bill Cosby to Star in New NBC Family Comedy

Currently unnamed series will reunite comedian with 'Cosby Show' producer Tom Werner

January 22, 2014 6:00 PM ET
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Bill Cosby is 76 years young and, as he's recently noted, far from finished. According to Deadline, the actor/stand-up legend is returning to his old home network, NBC, to star in a new family comedy series. The currently untitled project will be produced by Tom Werner, who worked on the iconic sitcom The Cosby Show.

Bill Cosby's Five Essential Life Lessons

While no pilot has been ordered and no studio has attached to the show, NBC is currently in the process of assembling the writing staff. According to Variety, the series will star Cosby as the "patriarch in a multigenerational family."

This development isn't completely unexpected: back in November, Cosby expressed interest in working on a new series during an interview with Yahoo TV. "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. They 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. Warmth and forgiveness. So I hope to get that opportunity, and I will deliver the best of Cosby.”

The past few months have been creatively fruitful for Cosby: in November, he made his Comedy Central debut with the stand-up special Far From Finished.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Movies Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.