NBC is reteaming with Bill Cosby and producer Tom Werner on a family comedy.
While there is no pilot order and no studio is attached, NBC has confirmed that they are hiring writers and Cosby would star "as a patriarch in a multigenerational family."
Partnerships with 1980s and '90s TV stars seems to be a theme at NBC, where "The Michael J. Fox Show" is limping along in ratings. (Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing" on ABC is doing better). The Cosby news happened a day after NBC announced it was scrapping its "Murder She Wrote" reboot with Octavia Spencer.
Deadline Hollywood broke the news of the Cosby partnership.
Bill Cosby Returns to NBC for Family Comedy
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