On the heels of news that Netflix has
canceled “postponed” its Bill Cosby project comes news that NBC has put the breaks on development of its Bill Cosby sitcom, amid mounting rape allegations against the legendary comedian – and by “put the breaks” I mean, they’ve shelved plans for Cosby’s previously announced return to primetime TV.
NBC, however, hasn’t made an official statement on the matter.
Initially announced in January of this year, Bill Cosby was to head back to NBC to star in what was to be a new family comedy, produced by former “Cosby Show” producer Tom Werner.
Sergio asked whether NBC should go ahead with the series in a piece published earlier this month here.
latest person to accuse Cosby of rape is former supermodel and
“America’s Next Top Model” judge Janice Dickinson, who claims Cosby
assaulted her in 1982.
Meanwhile, Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer, responded to
Dickinson’s statements on Tuesday, calling them “a defamatory
fabrication” in a letter to TheWrap.