More than two decades after The Cosby Show came to a close, Bill Cosby is back.
The Emmy-winning comedian is set to return to the NBC network in a multi-generational family comedy, Deadline has reported.
Cosby, 76, will lead the new cast and share his take on marriage and parenting, but writers for the project are yet to be sourced.
The actor has noted viewers’ attraction towards recent “warm” comedies that present love in a clever, surprising way “without going into the party attitude”.
He said: “They would like to see a married couple that acts like they love each other, warts and all, children who respect the parenting, and the comedy of people who make mistakes."
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
Bill Cosby: Career in pictures
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Winner of his first Emmy for 'I Spy' is Bill Cosby being congratulated by his wife Camille held at Americana Hotel, 1966
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Bill Cosby in 'I Spy', 1960s
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Bill Cosby in July 1973 in Perth
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Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor in 'California Suite', 1978
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Bill Cosby and Elmo in Sesame Street, 1989
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Bill Cosby poses for a picture with Florence Griffith-Joyner in June 1989
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Comedian Bill Cosby back in 1992
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A scene from a 1992 episode of 'The Cosby Show'
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US Monica Seles breaks into laughter as she jokes with comedian Bill Cosby during a celebrity match in the stadium at the US Open for the Arthur Ashe AIDS Challenge on 27 August 1995
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Bill Cosby meets Toronto Blue Jays' All-Star Joe Carter after the Stars played the Stripes in the Celebrity All-Star game which preceded workouts for the 67th All-Star Game at Veterans Stadium on 8 July 1996 in Philadephia
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Co-hosts Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby joke with each other during the opening of the 2000 Essence Awards 14 April 2000 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
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Bill Cosby jokes with baseball great Hank Aaron after they both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award from U.S. President George W. Bush during a ceremony on 9 July 2002 at the White House in Washington
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Bill Cosby poses backstage after winning the 'Bob Hope Humanitarian Award' during the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on 21 September 2003 in Los Angeles
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'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno and comedian Bill Cosby laugh during a surprise visit by Cosby to sign a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that Leno is using to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at NBC studios on 9 September 2005 in Burbank, California
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Bill Cosby speaks during a taping of 'Meet the Press' at the NBC studios on 14 October 2007 in Washington
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Bill Cosby at the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center on 26 October 2009 in Washington
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Bill Cosby speaks at the National Action Network's 20th annual Keepers of the Dream Awards gala in New York on 6 April 2011
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Bill Cosby during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Beverly Hills Hotel & Bungalows supporting the Motion Picture & Television Fund and the American Comedy Fund, 2012
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Bill Cosby speaks onstage at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund 25th Awards Gala on 11 November 2013 in Washington
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Bill Cosby performs at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on 26 September 2014 in Las Vegas
Cosby played Brooklyn dad Cliff Huxtable in The Cosby Show, a role that often takes the number one spot on iconic TV fathers lists.
But he is not planning a remake of the hit show, which ran for eight seasons in the Eighties. Instead he said he wants to create something new that will encourage viewers of mixed ages “to talk to each other”.
Bar Parks and Recreation and Community, NBC has struggled with comedies in the past.
Cosby also has another series in the pipeline. The actor has teamed up with writer Tom Straw for an update on his 1972 - 1985 animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
The original show was based on Cosby’s childhood friends in Philadelphia. For the remake, Cosby said he wanted to bring back the live-action wraparounds that featured in the earlier programme.
“It’s got to be animated, every bit of it,” he said. “Maybe except for yours truly saying, ‘I told you this is going to be funny, and if you pay attention, you just might learn something’.”Reuse content