Bill Cosby is planning to put a sense of strong family values back into family TV. The Cosby Show icon is creating a new family comedy he hopes to see aired on prime time.
Cosby's new show won't be a remake of The Cosby's either, but instead will deal head on with relationships between children and their parents.
Millions of TV viewers will no doubt agree that family values have essentially left most prime time television programs. Even those deemed 'family friendly' are replete with sarcasm, a lack of respect and often some borderline or blatantly foul language.
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"I want to be able to deliver a wonderful show to [a] network," Cosby says. "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, 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."
It certainly sounds like Bill Cosby is on to something. Even networks like INSP, that claim to feature family values, show reruns of shows like Robin Hood, which is replete with subtle sexual innuendoes.
Cosby also plans to revamp his animated feature Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, load it with extra values and upstanding examples of family, and put it back on TV.
Bill Cosby is waiting on a network's commitment of the money needed to successfully pull off both of these projects. Hopefully one or more of the networks coughs. It would be incredible to see a bidding war between the networks on TV shows that instill family values instead of adding to the perpetual breakdown of this society's morals and beliefs.
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