A&E is taking the wraps off “Cosby: The Women Speak,” in which a number of women speak out about alleged sexual misconduct by veteran entertainer Bill Cosby.
The one-hour special premieres Thursday, Sept. 17, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
In the program, Cosby’s accusers detail “his perfect storm of fame, power and rapid professional decline following mounting allegations by dozens of women,” the network says in its announcement. “New and past accusers tell us their story to help piece together the downfall one of the most respected entertainers in American history.”
The program examines Cosby’s alleged victims’ first-hand accounts “decade by decade to reveal new information and insight into the case,” A&E says.
The announcement adds: “As new allegations of sexual and other misconduct are leveled against comedian Bill Cosby, a horrific story is emerging of alleged assaults, drugging, unwanted advances and molestation of young women. Compelling interviews with over one dozen women, including actress Louisa Moritz, publicist Joan Tarshis and model Beverly Johnson, are seen throughout the special.”
The special also looks at the impact of a standup routine by Hannibal Burress that is credited with refocusing attention on the accusations against Cosby.
The special is produced for A&E by Lincoln Square Productions, with Jeanmarie Condon as senior executive producer and Jim Hill Senior as executive producer for Lincoln Square Productions. Executive producers for A&E are Shelly Tatro and Brad Abramson.