11:06 AM EDT 01/29/2014
Originally posted 01/22/2014 04:15PM
Bill Cosby is returning to TV in a new family comedy for NBC.
The beloved star, who played sweater-clad Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show, has signed a deal to develop and star in a new half-hour sitcom that is being produced by Tom Werner, whose company produced the '80s hit, Deadline reports.
The 76-year-old will play the head of a multi-generational family, and Cosby and Werner are reportedly in the process of meeting with writers for the project.
Originally posted 10/21/2013 06:55AM
Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that produced Saturday morning cartoons including Fat Albert and The Archie Show, has died. He was 84.
The Pittsburgh native behind the cartoon powerhouse died on Thursday, two days before his 85th birthday, Scheimer's wife Mary Ann said on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Scheimer's company was the largest animation operation in the country in the early 1980s by number of employees.
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