Cosby: His Life and Times, Mark Whitaker's comprehensive biography of Bill Cosby, hits stores Tuesday. The absorbing read chronicles the comedian's rise from the Philadelphia projects to stand-up king, his groundbreaking role on I Spy — as TV's first black leading man — and TV's most beloved dad on The Cosby Show. But for every high, there were plenty of lows: his near-bankruptcy, his scandalous affairs that resulted in an extortion trial, his estrangement from a daughter and the bizarre murder of his only son.
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Bill Cosby will soon be returning to TV.
The comedian has finalized a deal with NBC to bring a new half-hour family comedy to the network, according to Deadline.
With more than one Real Housewife in the boardroom, Celebrity ApprenticeSeason 7 will have more than its fair share of guaranteed drama.
Us Weekly reports that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Brandi Glanvilleand Atlanta'a Kenya Moore will both be among the contestants. The pair will join ...
Bill Cosby is returning to NBC for a new family comedy, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
The network is developing a half-hour comedy featuring Cosby as the patriarch of a multi-generational family. According to Deadline, which first reported the news, Cosby is once again partnering with producer Tom Werner, who produced The Cosby Show.
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