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Cosby Show, The TV Show

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Television Show Summary

The Cosby Show was a long-running 80's TV show sitcom about Doctor Heathcliff Huxtable, Clair Huxtable and their children; Sondra, Denise, Theodore, Vanessa, and Rudy.

Cosby Show, The DVD

DVD Release Dates and Info for Cosby Show, The Series

03/07/2006 - Season 2
04/08/2008 - Season 7
04/08/2008 - Season 8
06/05/2007 - Season 3
06/05/2007 - Season 4
11/06/2007 - Season 5
11/06/2007 - Season 6

TV Show Plot For Cosby Show, The

On the TV show Bill Cosby plays an obstetrician, who lives in New York with his lawyer wife played by Phylicia Rashad and their four children (played by Lisa Bonet, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Tempestt Bledsoe and Keshia Knight-Pulliam).

The show was an immediate ratings success, and finished third in the ratings in it's very first season. The Cosby Show then went on to finish first in the ratings for the next five years, until the sitcom Roseanne took the top spot.

Lisa Bonet left the series after the third season to start a Cosby Show spin-off A Different World, which ran from 1987 to 1993.

Cast of Cosby Show, The TV Show

Bill Cosby - Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable
Phylicia Rashad - Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable
Lisa Bonet - Denise Huxtable Kendall
Keshia Knight Pulliam - Rudith Lillian "Rudy" Huxtable
Malcolm-Jamal Warner - Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtable
Tempestt Bledsoe - Vanessa Huxtable
Raven-Symone - Olivia Kendall
Erika Alexander - Pam Tucker
Sabrina Le Beauf - Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux
Geoffrey Owens - Elvin Tibideaux

Trivia for the TV Show Cosby Show, The

Bill Cosby previously appeared in several failed tv series: The Bill Cosby Show in 1969, The New Bill Cosby Show in 1972, and Cos in 1976.

The ABC network passed on the Cosby Show Television series before NBC took it.

Top 20 Ratings Info for Cosby Show, The Series

1984-85 - 1st Season - Ranked #3
1985-86 - 2nd Season - Ranked #1
1986-87 - 3rd Season - Ranked #1
1987-88 - 4th Season - Ranked #1
1988-89 - 5th Season - Ranked #1
1989-90 - 6th Season - Ranked #1

80's TV Show Facts:

The TV Show Cosby Show, The was televised from 09/20/1984 to 04/30/1992, on the NBC network.

Cosby Show, The TV Show Emmy Awards:

Jay Sandrich won best Directing, Comedy for the 1984-85 episode The Younger Woman.

Cosby Show, The won best Outstanding Drama Series in 1984-85.

Ed Weinberger & Michael Leeson won best Writing, Comedy for the 1984-85 episode Premiere.

Jay Sandrich won best Directing, Comedy for the 1985-86 episode Denise's Friend.

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