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Bill Cosby Show reboot: Cosby eyes return to primetime TV with new family sitcom

Bill Cosby is working on another family sitcom about good parenting.
Posted By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   Nov. 10, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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(UPI) -- Bill Cosby, who holds a doctorate in education, has always advocated for strong parenting through the lens of his hit sitcom, The Cosby Show.

"I based the series on two important things: No. 1 ... I hated those series where the children were brighter than the parents, and those parents had to play dumb," Cosby told ABC News last June. "No. 2 was that I wanted to 'take the house back.'"

Though he won't be recreating The Cosby Show, the 76-year-old actor told Yahoo TV on Friday that he's developing another family comedy for primetime network television.

"I want to be able to deliver a wonderful show to [a] network," Cosby said. "Because there is a viewership out there that wants to see comedy, and warmth, and love, and surprise, and cleverness, without going into the party attitude."

The actor said people have approached him about making a loving family comedy.

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. Warmth and forgiveness. So I hope to get that opportunity, and I will deliver the best of Cosby, and that will be a series, I assume, that we could get enough people week after week after week to tune in to, to come along with us.

Cosby is currently promoting a comedy special, Bill Cosby: Far From Finished, airing on Comedy Central November 23.

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