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Tom Werner breaks his silence
A year ago, Bill Cosby, armed with a pitch for a new TV show, began taking meetings with network executives. The idea was simple: Re-create the magic of The Cosby Show with a sitcom built for a new generation. "There is a viewership out there that wants to see comedy, and warmth, and love, and...
A former NBC employee has come forward to say that years of "covering up" for Bill Cosby eventually made him quit his job. Frank Scotti tells the New York Daily News that he was essentially Cosby's yes-man — standing guard outside the comedian's dressing room while he brought young models in, paying off women in exchange for their silence, and even securing a second apartment for Cosby's exploits. "I did a lot of crazy things for him," Scotti, 90, told the Daily News. "He was covering himself by having my name on it. It was a coverup. I realized it later."
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.
LeBron James' empire is expanding into TV. Starz has picked up a scripted comedy, titled Survivor's Remorse, executive-produced by James, Tom Werner (That '70s Show, Roseanne), Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter. Glee vet Mike O'Malley, who has also written for Shameless, will serve as...