Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Cosby Show Premieres

"The Cosby Show" debuted on September 20, 1984.
September 20, 1984
Back in the early ‘80s, TV pretty much declared that the family sitcom was dead. Bill Cosby fought against that sentiment and created The Cosby Show that aired for the first time on this day in 1984. Focusing on the affluent Huxtable family, Cosby showed America a different type of African American family while still seeming very relatable. The show did very well and stayed on the top of television ratings for eight years. TV Guide called it TV’s biggest hit in the 1980s. Unfortunately, with Bill Cosby's current scandal networks that we're carrying reruns of the show have since dropped the show from their lineups. One of America's favorite TV shows maybe forever tarnished.