The Cosby Show

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The Cosby Show is an American sitcom television series co-created and starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992.wikipedia
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Bill Cosby

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The Cosby Show is an American sitcom television series co-created and starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992.
Beginning in the 1980s, Cosby produced and starred in the television sitcom The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992 and was rated as the number one show in America for 1985 through 1989.

A Different World

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The show led to the spinoff A Different World, which ran for six seasons from 1987 to 1993. The other sitcoms were 227 (1985–90), Amen (1986–91), Cosby Show spin-off A Different World (1987–93), and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–96).
A Different World is an American sitcom (and a spin-off of The Cosby Show) television series that aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993.

Clair Huxtable

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The matriarch is his wife, attorney Clair Huxtable.
Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable is a fictional character who appears on the American sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–1992).

Cliff Huxtable

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In addition, Cliff Huxtable was named as the "Greatest Television Dad".
Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable is a fictional character on the NBC sitcom, The Cosby Show.

In Living Color

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In May 1992, Entertainment Weekly stated that The Cosby Show helped to make possible a larger variety of shows with a predominantly black cast, from In Living Color to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
It was controversial due to the Wayans' decision to portray black humor from the ghetto in a time when mainstream American tastes regarding black comedy had been set by more upscale shows such as The Cosby Show, causing an eventual feud for control between Fox executives and the Wayans.

Denise Huxtable

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They have four daughters and one son: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa, and Rudy.
Denise Huxtable Kendall is a fictional character who appears on the American sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–1991), portrayed by actress Lisa Bonet.

List of The Cosby Show characters

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They have four daughters and one son: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa, and Rudy.
The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from 1984 until 1992.

Sondra Huxtable

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They have four daughters and one son: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa, and Rudy.
Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux is a fictional character from the 1980s television series, The Cosby Show.

Theodore Huxtable

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They have four daughters and one son: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa, and Rudy.
Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtable is a fictional character who appears in the American sitcom The Cosby Show, portrayed by actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

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The Cosby Show is an American sitcom television series co-created and starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992.
In 1984, the huge success of The Cosby Show led to a renewed interest in sitcoms, while Family Ties and Cheers, both of which premiered in 1982 to mediocre ratings (the latter ranking at near dead last among all network shows during the 1982–83 season), saw their viewership increase from having Cosby as a lead-in.

Sabrina Le Beauf

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Following the pilot, the Huxtables have five children, with the addition of their eldest daughter, Sondra (Sabrina Le Beauf), who is mentioned in episode four and appears first in episode 11.
Sabrina Marie Le Beauf (born March 21, 1958) is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sondra Huxtable on the NBC situation comedy The Cosby Show.

Tom Werner

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In the early 1980s, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, two former executives at ABC, left the network to start their own production company.
The Werner-Carsey tandem helped create over 1,600 half-hours of quality prime-time comedies, including the ground-breaking “The Cosby Show,” “Roseanne,” “3rd Rock From The Sun” and “That ‘70s Show.”

Camille Cosby

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With advice from his wife Camille Cosby, though, the concept was changed so that the family was well-off financially, with the mother a lawyer and the father a physician.
The character of Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show was based on her.

Lela Rochon

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The show also deals with teen pregnancy when Denise's friend, Veronica (Lela Rochon), becomes pregnant.
She had many guest starring roles in a number of sitcoms, include The Cosby Show, Amen, 227, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper.

Amen (TV series)

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The other sitcoms were 227 (1985–90), Amen (1986–91), Cosby Show spin-off A Different World (1987–93), and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–96).
Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part of a wave of successful sitcoms on NBC in the 1980s and early 1990s which featured predominantly black casts – others included The Cosby Show, A Different World, Family Matters, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and 227''.

Sitcom

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The Cosby Show is an American sitcom television series co-created and starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992.
The Cosby Show, airing from 1984 until 1992, spent five consecutive seasons as the number one rated show on television.

Lisa Bonet

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Another pregnancy of one of the main stars, that of Lisa Bonet, almost caused the actress to be fired, especially coming in the wake of appearing in the film Angel Heart, which contained graphic sexual scenes with actor Mickey Rourke.
Bonet played Denise Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, which originally aired from 1984 to 1992, and starred in its spinoff comedy, A Different World, for its first season (1987–1988).

All in the Family

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The Cosby Show and All in the Family are the only sitcoms in the history of the Nielsen ratings to be the number-one show for five seasons.
All in the Family is one of three television shows (The Cosby Show and American Idol being the others) that have been number one in the Nielsen ratings for five consecutive TV seasons.

Nielsen ratings

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The Cosby Show and All in the Family are the only sitcoms in the history of the Nielsen ratings to be the number-one show for five seasons.

American Broadcasting Company

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In the early 1980s, Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner, two former executives at ABC, left the network to start their own production company.
After nearly a decade of ratings trouble, NBC had regained the ratings lead among the Big Three networks in 1984 on the success of series such as The Cosby Show, Cheers and Miami Vice.

Geoffrey Owens

Geoffrey Louis Owens (born March 18, 1961) is an American actor known for his role as Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show (1985–1992).

Bill Cosby sexual assault cases

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As a result of the sexual assault allegations against Cosby, Malcolm-Jamal Warner has stated that the show's legacy is "tarnished".
Media organizations pulled reruns of The Cosby Show and other television programs featuring Cosby from syndication.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

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As a result of the sexual assault allegations against Cosby, Malcolm-Jamal Warner has stated that the show's legacy is "tarnished".
He is best known for his roles as Theo Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and as Malcolm McGee on the UPN sitcom Malcolm & Eddie.

Bill Cosby: Himself

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Most of the story in the pilot presentation is taken from Bill Cosby's classic comedy film Bill Cosby: Himself.
Many of the comedic routines presented in the film were precursors to Cosby's sitcom, The Cosby Show.

227 (TV series)

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The other sitcoms were 227 (1985–90), Amen (1986–91), Cosby Show spin-off A Different World (1987–93), and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–96).