‘The Cosby Show’ shouldn’t be punished for Bill Cosby’s alleged sins

11.20.14 3 years ago

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“The Cosby Show” shouldn”t be punished for Bill Cosby”s alleged sins
The groundbreaking NBC comedy, which TV Land has yanked from its rerun schedule, is too important to be erased from history, says Pilot Viruet. “The thing that strikes me the most about TV Land”s choice is that it doesn”t seem to have anything to do with righteousness or respect for the victims; it appears to be a panicked business decision,” says Viruet, “a preemptive strike to ensure the network doesn”t receive any of the backlash that Netflix and NBC were getting prior to pulling their respective Cosby projects. Of course, TV Land isn”t the only place to watch 'The Cosby Show,' but this will definitely put pressure on the other networks and streaming sites that host it.” PLUS: Can Cliff Huxtable be saved from Bill Cosby?, why we were so desperate to ignore Cosby”s rape allegations, TV Guide found Cosby unpleasant in a 1984 interview promoting his new show, and Conan O'Brien becomes the first nightly late-night host to make a Cosby scandal joke.

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