Bill Cosby is set to star in a new NBC Family comedy. The legendary star, who starred in his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show will be in the unnamed series which will bring together again himself and ‘Cosby Show’ producer Tom Werner. The comedian and author, who is seventy six years old and he is not done with acting, this is according to Deadline he will return to his old home network, NBC.
While no pilot has been ordered and no studio has attached to the show, NBC is currently in the process of assembling the writing staff. According to Variety, the series will star Cosby as the “patriarch in a multigenerational family.”
This development isn’t completely unexpected: back in November, Cosby expressed interest in working on a new series during an interview with Yahoo TV. “I want to be able to deliver a wonderful show to [a] network,” Cosby said. “Because there is a viewership out there that wants to see comedy and warmth and love and surprise and cleverness, without going into the party attitude. They would like to see a married couple that acts like they love each other, warts and all, children who respect the parenting, and the comedy of people who make mistakes. Warmth and forgiveness. So I hope to get that opportunity, and I will deliver the best of Cosby.”
Also news for Cosby last November he made his Comedy Central debut with the stand-up special Far From Finished.