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 07/05/2013 02:00PM
It may be far from sweater weather, but fans of The Cosby Show are facing off on Cliff Huxtable's favorite fibers.
And behind it all is Bill Cosby himself.
This week, the actor, 75, launched a comprehensive March Madness-style face-off on BillCosby.com, asking fans to vote for their favorite sweater worn by Cliff Huxtable on the iconic television series that ran from 1984-92.
With 32 knits battling it out for top honors – to be crowned the "Champion Stitch" – categories start with "The Crew," then narrow down to 16 in "The Sweat," the top 8 will be named "The Fleecy" and the final four will be "The Warmest."
Originally posted 02/21/2013 08:25AM
TV, film and stage actor Lou Myers, best known for playing Mr. Gaines on the sitcom A Different World in the '80s and early '90s, has died at 77.
Myers passed away at the Charleston Area Medical Center in his native state of West Virginia after battling pneumonia for several months, TMZ.com reported.
Myers was born in Chesapeake, W.V., the son of a Cabin Creek coal miner, according to the Charleston Gazette. After attending West Virginia State University, he got his first acting break as an understudy in the Broadway play The First Breeze of Summer.
Originally posted 03/21/2012 12:10PM
Niecy Nash is doing a family show.
After tying the knot with Jay Tucker – on TV – the actress and former Dancing with the Stars contestant is settling into marriage with their family – on TV.
Leave It to Niecy, which premieres March 25 (10 p.m. ET) on TLC, will chronicle Nash's attempt to get their three children – Niecy's son Dominic, Jay's son Romallis and Niecy's daughters Donielle and Dia – to bond as a family.
Originally posted 06/01/2011 12:00PM
Clarice Taylor, who played Bill Cosby's mother on The Cosby Show, died on Monday at age 93, her rep tells PEOPLE.
She succumbed to heart failure and was surrounded by family when she passed.
Taylor earned an Emmy nomination in 1986 for her recurring role as Dr. Cliff Huxtable's mother, Anna Huxtable, on the long-running sitcom.
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