The Cosby Show (1984)

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.

Writing:
  • Michael J. Leeson
  • Ed. Weinberger
  • John Markus

Stars:
Release Date: 1984-09-20
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 30
Clarence Williams III
Clarence Will...
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
S. Epatha Merkerson
S. Epatha Mer...
Book Club Member #5
Karen Malina White
Karen Malina...
Robert Culp
Robert Culp
L. Scott Caldwell
L. Scott Cald...
Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
Raven-Symoné
Raven-Symoné
Olivia Kendall
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
Debbie Allen
Debbie Allen
Harold Perrineau
Harold Perrin...
Blair Underwood
Blair Underwo...
Lisa Vidal
Lisa Vidal
Kadeem Hardison
Kadeem Hardis...
Terry Farrell
Terry Farrell
Reno Wilson
Reno Wilson
Louis Nye
Louis Nye
Angela Bassett
Angela Basset...
Eve Gordon
Eve Gordon
Steve Whitmire
Steve Whitmir...
Dave Goelz
Dave Goelz
Carl Ballantine
Carl Ballanti...
Kasi Lemmons
Kasi Lemmons
Lee Weaver
Lee Weaver
Tempestt Bledsoe
Tempestt Bled...
Vanessa Huxtable
CCH Pounder
CCH Pounder
B.B. King
B.B. King
Moses Gunn
Moses Gunn
Samuel E. Wright
Samuel E. Wri...
Freda Foh Shen
Freda Foh She...
John Ritter
John Ritter
E.G. Marshall
E.G. Marshall
Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn
Seth Gilliam
Seth Gilliam
Malinda Williams
Malinda Willi...
Mario Van Peebles
Mario Van Pee...
Kevin Kilner
Kevin Kilner
John Amos
John Amos
Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchel...
Deon Richmond
Deon Richmond
Kenny
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
Alexis Cruz
Alexis Cruz
Don Franklin
Don Franklin
Jason Bernard
Jason Bernard
Sullivan Walker
Sullivan Walk...
Sônia Braga
Sônia Braga
Lisa Rieffel
Lisa Rieffel
Ann Reinking
Ann Reinking
Tichina Arnold
Tichina Arnol...
Sheldon Leonard
Sheldon Leona...
Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
Austin Pendleton
Austin Pendle...
Victoria Rowell
Victoria Rowe...
Al Freeman, Jr.
Al Freeman, J...
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Heathcliff Huxtable
Phylicia Rashād
Phylicia Rash...
Clair Huxtable
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Malcolm-Jamal...
Theo Huxtable
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Keshia Knight...
Rudy Huxtable
Erika Alexander
Erika Alexand...
Geoffrey Owens
Geoffrey Owen...
Elvin Tibideaux
Earle Hyman
Earle Hyman
Russell Huxtable
Alec Mapa
Alec Mapa
Rosalind Cash
Rosalind Cash
Allen Payne
Allen Payne
Raphael Sbarge
Raphael Sbarg...
Troy Winbush
Troy Winbush
Red Buttons
Red Buttons
Christopher Plummer
Christopher P...
Reiner Schöne
Reiner Schöne
Roger Robinson
Roger Robinso...
Arnold Stang
Arnold Stang
Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbel...
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Rueh...
LaChanze
LaChanze
Doris Belack
Doris Belack
Dub Taylor
Dub Taylor
Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottf...
Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
Debbi Morgan
Debbi Morgan
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritc...
Robin Givens
Robin Givens
Joel Fabiani
Joel Fabiani
Meg Foster
Meg Foster
Eugene Byrd
Eugene Byrd
Steven Culp
Steven Culp
Rachel True
Rachel True
Ed Lover
Ed Lover
Denise Nicholas
Denise Nichol...
Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams
Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash
Sinbad
Sinbad
Leila Kenzle
Leila Kenzle
Marcella Lowery
Marcella Lowe...
Eileen Heckart
Eileen Heckar...
Essence Atkins
Essence Atkin...
Audrey Landers
Audrey Lander...
Chandra Wilson
Chandra Wilso...
Plácido Domingo
Plácido Domin...
Gloria Foster
Gloria Foster
Roscoe Lee Browne
Roscoe Lee Br...
Suzzanne Douglas
Suzzanne Doug...
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawso...
Lena Horne
Lena Horne
Ted Ross
Ted Ross
Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet
Amy Yasbeck
Amy Yasbeck
Tonya Pinkins
Tonya Pinkins
J. August Richards
J. August Ric...
Clarice Taylor
Clarice Taylo...
Melba Moore
Melba Moore
Patricia Richardson
Patricia Rich...
Lynne Thigpen
Lynne Thigpen
Lela Rochon
Lela Rochon
Joe Seneca
Joe Seneca
Tony Orlando
Tony Orlando
Kathleen Doyle
Kathleen Doyl...
Michelle Pierce
Michelle Pier...
Merlin Santana
Merlin Santan...
Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples