Will NBC proceed with its new Bill Cosby family comedy?

11.17.14 3 years ago

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Will NBC proceed with its new Bill Cosby family comedy?
The Peacock last July announced plans to bring Cosby back to primetime in summer or fall of 2015 as the patriarch of a new family sitcom. As Deadline reports, “That plan may have been derailed by the resurfaced rape accusations against the veteran comedian.” PLUS: Comedian Hannibal Buress is responsible for the Bill Cosby rape story going viral, another woman is accusing Cosby of rape, and Whoopi Goldberg is skeptical of the Cosby rape accuser.

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