Bill Cosby may return to TV in family sitcom

By Ann Oldenburg

Could Cliff Huxtable be returning to TV?

Not exactly.

ButBill Cosbyhas "made a deal" with NBC to develop a half-hour comedy starring the actor, 76, reportsDeadline.

Cosby, who appeared in 197 episodes ofThe Cosby Showfrom 1984 to 1992, is re-teaming with producerTom Werner, whose company withMarcy CarseyproducedCosby Show.

The new comedy will be built around Cosby, who will play the patriarch of a multigenerational family and, once again, will offer his take on marriage and parenting.Deadlinesays Cosby and Werner are meeting with writers on the project. But NBC has not committed to making a pilot episode.

Cosby is currently touring with his latest stand-up comedy show, aptly titledFar From Finished.


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