Following NBC’s decision to dump a planned Bill Cosby sitcom and a move by Netflix to pull the plug on a Cosby special, another Cosby TV project has been pulled off TV.
In the latest apparent casualty of a swirl of rape allegations against the TV icon, TheWrap.com reports that TV Land has yanked repeats of his classic sitcom “The Cosby Show.”
The decision marks another professional setback for Cosby. As previously reported, NBC decided to scrap its plans for a new family sitcom starring the actor and Netflix said it would shelve a planned Cosby special.
“The Cosby Show,” which aired from 1984 to 1992, starred Cosby as a lovable family patriarch and was the original anchor of NBC’s Thursday night comedy lineup during the heyday of “Must-See TV.”
The actor has been hit with allegations from multiple women that he drugged and sexually assaulted them, including former “America’s Next Top Model” judge Janice Dickinson. Cosby’s attorney has denied Dickinson’s claims, and Cosby has repeatedly refused to discuss the allegations.
“The Cosby Show”