Bill Cosby‘s image as America’s Dad was shattered when scores of women claimed in 2015 that they were drugged and sexually assaulted by the comedian over the course of 40 years. The shocking scandals resulted in The Cosby Show reruns getting yanked off television with Bounce TV, BET and TV Land pulling the show from their networks. It was a stance fans of the classic ’80s program opposed as they felt Cosby’s alleged deplorable acts had no bearing on the show they loved so much. Now, a year and a half later, Bounce TV is ready to air The Cosby Show again.
Starting December 19, Cosby Show fans can tune in to Bounce TV to watch the ’80s show that helped bring NBC back from the dead. The network reportedly explained their decision came as a result of “careful research and evaluation.” Apparently, Bounce TV’s “Bouncers” wanted to see the show back on the air. The network claims their research found that its viewers differentiated Bill Cosby, the alleged rapist, and Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, the loving family man. Hopefully, they don’t re-air the now creepy AF secret sauce episode.