While NBC did not exactly succeed with bringing back one comedy legend in Michael J. Fox to the network, they are obviously not using the failures of this one show to necessarily dictate what they want to do with other big names.
According to a report from Deadline, Bill Cobsy is set to possibly star and produce a new comedy for the network that is still very much under wraps. What is also notable about this is that it reunites Cosby with Tom Werner from “The Cosby Show” days. Werner has been a part of such comedies since this show as “That 70’s Show,” “Roseanne,” “3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Grace Under Fire,” and “Grounded for Life.” In other words, this an enormous comedy resume that extends so far beyond just what he did with Cosby decades ago.
There are a number of different ideas out there for what this new show could be, and we’ve already heard the people online who would love to just see a revival of the characters from the original show, given that many of them may now be available. There is a part of us that actually thinks that this could work, but we feel like more than anything, viewers are going to just want to see Bill doing what he does best: Family comedy in a multi-camera environment that appeals to all audiences. This is a guy who is still one of the most-entertaining people alive, but he is probably going to need some sort of other star presence on here to ensure that the younger crowd tunes in.
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