TMDB Rating 7.1
IMDB Rating 7.4

Series Details

Seasons: 8

Total Episodes: 201

Creators: Michael J. Leeson , Bill Cosby , Ed. Weinberger

Networks: NBC

Status: Ended

First Air Date: Sep 20, 1984

Recent Air Date: Apr 30, 1992

Run Time: m

In Production: No

Original Language: English

Age Rating: NR

Website: Link

Production Companies: Carsey-Werner Company , Bill Cosby



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The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York. According to TV Guide, the show "was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s, and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes". Originally, the show had been pitched to ABC, which rejected it. Entertainment Weekly stated that The Cosby Show helped to make possible a larger variety of shows based on people of African descent, from In Living Color to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Cosby Show was based on comedy routines in Cosby's standup act, which were based on his family life. Other sitcoms, such as Home Improvement and Everybody Loves Raymond, would later follow that pattern. The show spawned the spin-off A Different World, which ran for six seasons from 1987 to 1993.

Main Cast

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

Heathcliff Huxtable

Age : 83 | Popularity : 9%

Phylicia Rashād

Phylicia Rashād

Clair Huxtable

Age : 72 | Popularity : 37%

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Theo Huxtable

Age : 50 | Popularity : 6%

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Keshia Knight Pulliam

Rudy Huxtable

Age : 42 | Popularity : 7%

Tempestt Bledsoe

Tempestt Bledsoe

Vanessa Huxtable

Age : 47 | Popularity : 3%

Sabrina Le Beauf

Sabrina Le Beauf

Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux

Age : 63 | Popularity : 3%

Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander

Age : 51 | Popularity : 8%

Geoffrey Owens

Geoffrey Owens

Elvin Tibideaux

Age : 60 | Popularity : 6%


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