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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.

Genre:
Stars:
Writer:
  •  John Markus
  •  Bill Cosby
  •  Gary Kott

Production:
  •  Carsey-Werner Company
  •  Bill Cosby


Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Release Date: 1984-09-20
Status: Ended
First Air Time: 1984-09-20
Last Air Time: 1992-04-30
Total Episodes: 201
Original Title: The Cosby Show
metacritic icon *8.2 / 10 / 18 Ratings
themoviedb icon 7.1 / 10 / 178
themoviedb icon Popularity: 28
IMDb icon 7.3 / 10 / 30,437
IMDb icon ID: tt0086687
  • Country: US
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 24
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Bill Irwin
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Seth Gilliam
Seth Gilliam
Chandra Wilson
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Bill Cosby
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Heathcliff Huxtable
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Pam Tucker
Raven-Symoné
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Elvin Tibideaux
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Malcolm-Jamal Warner
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Theo Huxtable
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Clair Huxtable
Terry Farrell
Terry Farrell
Lisa Vidal
Lisa Vidal
Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn
CCH Pounder
CCH Pounder
John Amos
John Amos
E.G. Marshall
E.G. Marshall
Meg Foster
Meg Foster
Raphael Sbarge
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Vanessa Williams
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Clarence Williams III
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Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
Christopher Plummer
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Daryl Mitchell
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Lela Rochon
Lela Rochon
Doris Belack
Doris Belack
Troy Winbush
Troy Winbush
Tichina Arnold
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Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Rueh...
Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash
Alexis Cruz
Alexis Cruz
Reno Wilson
Reno Wilson
Red Buttons
Red Buttons
Steven Culp
Steven Culp
Kevin Kilner
Kevin Kilner
Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottf...
J. August Richards
J. August Ric...
Dub Taylor
Dub Taylor
Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
Sônia Braga
Sônia Braga
Lynne Thigpen
Lynne Thigpen
Alec Mapa
Alec Mapa
Roscoe Lee Browne
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Sinbad
Sinbad
L. Scott Caldwell
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Amy Yasbeck
Amy Yasbeck
Suzzanne Douglas
Suzzanne Doug...
Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet
Denise Huxtable Kendall
Troy Byer
Troy Byer
Rachel True
Rachel True
Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams
Rosalind Cash
Rosalind Cash
Jason Bernard
Jason Bernard
Moses Gunn
Moses Gunn
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Joseph C. Phillips
Joseph C. Phi...
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawso...
LaChanze
LaChanze
Al Freeman, Jr.
Al Freeman, J...
Essence Atkins
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Kasi Lemmons
Kasi Lemmons
Victoria Rowell
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Audrey Landers
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Naomi Campbell
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Ann Reinking
Ann Reinking
Marge Redmond
Marge Redmond
Patricia Richardson
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Debbi Morgan
Debbi Morgan
Marcella Lowery
Marcella Lowe...
Tonya Pinkins
Tonya Pinkins
Eugene Byrd
Eugene Byrd
Plácido Domingo
Plácido Domin...
Lee Weaver
Lee Weaver
Lisa Rieffel
Lisa Rieffel
Reiner Schöne
Reiner Schöne
Karen Malina White
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Eagle-Eye Cherry
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Beatrice Winde
Beatrice Wind...
Edmund Lyndeck
Edmund Lyndec...
Denise Nicholas
Denise Nichol...
Ted Ross
Ted Ross
Malinda Williams
Malinda Willi...
Steve Whitmire
Steve Whitmir...
Sheldon Leonard
Sheldon Leona...
Samuel E. Wright
Samuel E. Wri...
Michelle Pierce
Michelle Pier...
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritc...
Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba
Joel Fabiani
Joel Fabiani
Norman Beaton
Norman Beaton
Eileen Heckart
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Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
Louis Nye
Louis Nye
Arnold Stang
Arnold Stang
Leila Danette
Leila Danette
Carl Anthony Payne II
Carl Anthony...
Kristoff St. John
Kristoff St....
Bern Nadette Stanis
Bern Nadette...
Ethel Ayler
Ethel Ayler
Paulene Myers
Paulene Myers
Minnie Gentry
Minnie Gentry
Alan North
Alan North
Mel Winkler
Mel Winkler
Tracey Ross
Tracey Ross
William Christian
William Chris...
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