Bill Cosby: Ready to Clean Up T.V.

    November 10, 2013
    Lacy Langley
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Bill Cosby is working again to bring shows back to TV that you can actually watch with your kids. After the immense success of “The Cosby Show” and “Fat Albert” as clean family shows, he is at it again to provide good entertainment to families who are eager for a change in what is on TV, according to TV Guide.

“I want to be able to deliver a wonderful show to [a] network,” said Cosby. “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.”

One of the new shows that is in the works will be about older children and their relationship to their parents. He insists it won’t be a remake of “The Cosby Show”, even though it’s being produced by “Cosby” producer Tom Werner.

He said this of the wide audience that is waiting for something clean and worthwhile to return to TV, “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.”

He is also working on an animated remake of his “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids” show from the 70’s with writer and producer, Tom Straw. “It’s got to be animated, every bit of it. Maybe except for yours truly saying, ‘I told you this is going to be funny, and if you pay attention, you just might learn something.'”, he said. You’ll recognize, of course, the line he used to introduce the original series.

I, for one, can’t wait to see what he will come up with. I look forward to, perhaps, a step in a good direction for TV in the coming years.

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  • J A Gray

    Fantastic news for TV! Bill Cosby ALWAYS made me laugh – and think – and be thankful for his unique comedy, whether seeing him in person, watching him in a TV special, or his shows. THANK YOU, Bill, for being you.

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    • Sam Gougenheim

      Thank God that someone is in tune with what the american family really wants. Let’s get rid of the trash that is on TV

  • Mike Cubbin

    I have always been a fan of Bill Cosby’s, but he will be swimming upstream. Society is moving at a blinding speed now and too few are stopping to smell the roses. On top of that, kids are being drawn away from the “good” he wants to show by a more coarse and violent element. Unfortunately, he knows this and has been battling it for years. I wish him luck, but he has one heck of a haul ahead of him.

  • Carol

    This is wonderful news! I miss not being able to watch family shows with my children like my parents were able to do with me. There really is nothing on tv I can watch with them. I will sooooo look forward to seeing Cosby’s new show. He is one funny guy!

  • http://WebProNews/Science Linda

    Hurray for Bill Cosby. If nothing else, some who could use the show might watch it out of curiosity and get a one-time dose of guidance.

    Personally, I admire this guy for being honest, though some might take offense at his comments. As for me, call me a Cosby Kid. Granted I’m 65 years old, but we can all learn from a good dad – especially one who’s somewhat of a kid himself!

    I have worked with adults whose ways have often been established by parents who didn’t “get” your message. And these kids were repeating the story with their own children.

    Mr. Cosby, we love you. Keep on keeping on. We need you.

  • http://WebProNews/Science Linda

    Continuing from my last comment…

    How about a show called Cosby’s Kids? A teacher in a high school. Of course, it would have the typical idea about nobody accepts him because he’s strange, but they get into all kinds of things together, and those things are often crazy…but good!

    Or how about an old guy in the neighborhood? He gets involved with kids who go out and, with mistakes and all, make a difference in their community. Maybe his home becomes the hangout for a whole bunch of different, sometimes troubled, but really cool kids. Of course, “Cosby” is different, and half the fun will be the kids trying to figure out what he’s all about.

    I can’t wait, no matter what this show will be about. I only have one request: Please do it!

  • Chuck

    That’s great news! Not many family sitcoms on tv these days. Last Man Standing is a good one….BUT……shows like 2 1/2 Men should be banned. It is totally disgusting. I used to watch it, but not any more. 2 Broke Girls is a STOOOOPID & DIRTY show. There are others. Bill’s new show should be worth watching and I can’t wait.

  • Really?

    Look at the comments. Lots of people don’t live in the reality of what the world is. They want a TV show to tell them everything is okay.

    People like to live in an illusion in this country. Sorry people, but after your 30 minute show is done, the reality of life still exists and not everyone lives in an ideal family life where both parents are doctors and are rich and everything works out.

    But keep on eating those jello pudding pops and wishing.

    • @Really?

      Who are we kidding? America is all about living in a dream world. We have been lying to ourselves since 9/11. My God, building 7 fell in a controlled demolition manner right in front of everyone’s eyes even though it wasn’t even hit by a plane. I mean it is literally right in front of everyone’s eyes. This has never happened in the history of freaking mankind! Yet, still people believe the nonsense they are told about 9/11.

      Don’t even get me started on the upcoming Kennedy anniversary. Kennedy obviously gets hit in front of the head and people still believe he got hit from behind. They captured Oswald in 88 minutes. Just 88 freaking minutes and after he failed to pay a movie ticket? Remember no one even knew what Oswald freaking looked like and the movie theater personnel certainly didn’t. The president was shot, the governor was shot, a policeman was killed and yet the police sent 8 squad cars and 17 police to arrest a man who didn’t pay a movie ticket even though he had $13.97 in his pocket?!? My God, what fool would believe that story.

      You can sell Americans any crap and they will buy it. Americans love to be lied to and told that everything is alright. That is why nothing gets better and politician after politician gets away everything.

      Lie to me and tell me everything is ok – the new American motto.

    • Ruby

      Sorry but if the reality of the trash is taken off TV then reality of a good life would return.

  • KAY

    Mr. Cosby, Thank you so very much for doing this promotion “for the children of today”! Oh, how they need something positive to be thinking about. Entertainment that is family centered is almost non-existent today. Children’s TV programing is violating their youth- so sad and the results are seen in too many youth’s lives – resulting in non-caring about themselves and others. Thank you again, blessings for this to develop soon.

  • Sorry

    Sorry but it is the year 2013 and not 1984. It has been 3 decades since the Cosby show. Times have changed dramatically. Those that think otherwise are fooling themselves. The show will bomb and kids are not kids anymore. Have you seen them recently? They look like adults and are doing everything adults are doing. When I was in high school in 1984, sixteen year old girls still climbed trees. Now, they look 26, wear thongs, go to raves, and purposely go after older men.

    Times are totally different. The sooner we realize that the sooner we can start actually solving problems.

    • Person

      Not all teenagers now and days are like that..Just because the media portrays them as that doesn’t mean that all teenagers are crazy and just going out partying.

      • @Person

        Keep telling yourself that. The year 2013 is nothing like 1984. Most parents have no clue what their kids are doing anyway.

  • Jk

    Yeah, like kids today will actually watch this. I like the sentence “They would like to see a married couple that acts like they love each other.” The key word is “acts”. All the acting in the world is not going to change the fact that the family unit is being decimated in America. Heck, most young boys are not even wanting to get married now and if they do, they are looking for foreign women to marry. Feminism has killed marriage. (www.pewresearch.org/daily-number/young-men-and-women-differ-on-the-importance-of-a-successful-marriage/)

  • Bill Scudder

    Most if not all so-called family shows and sitcoms are trash now days and we refuse to watch them. That includes many other types of TV shows. Most movies are also R-rated trash. Its a new world and not for the good. I hope Cosby has some luck with what he is attempting to do.

  • Ruby

    Good, cleanup the nasty mouths and bed sleeping loving making stuff. I never seen that when I was a kid either.