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.

Writing:
  • Michael J. Leeson
  • Bill Cosby
  • Ed. Weinberger

Stars:
Release Date: 1984-09-20
Seasons: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 24
Freda Foh Shen
Freda Foh She...
Norman Beaton
Norman Beaton
Amy Yasbeck
Amy Yasbeck
Eagle-Eye Cherry
Eagle-Eye Che...
Gloria Foster
Gloria Foster
Kristoff St. John
Kristoff St....
Allen Payne
Allen Payne
Jason Bernard
Jason Bernard
Patricia Richardson
Patricia Rich...
Eve Gordon
Eve Gordon
J. August Richards
J. August Ric...
Kasi Lemmons
Kasi Lemmons
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
Ethel Ayler
Ethel Ayler
Reiner Schöne
Reiner Schöne
Arnold Stang
Arnold Stang
Eileen Heckart
Eileen Heckar...
Audrey Landers
Audrey Lander...
Tonya Pinkins
Tonya Pinkins
Victoria Rowell
Victoria Rowe...
Sheldon Leonard
Sheldon Leona...
Clarence Williams III
Clarence Will...
Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbel...
Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
Daryl Mitchell
Daryl Mitchel...
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Heathcliff Huxtable
Phylicia Rashād
Phylicia Rash...
Clair Huxtable
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Malcolm-Jamal...
Theo Huxtable
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Keshia Knight...
Rudy Huxtable
Tempestt Bledsoe
Tempestt Bled...
Vanessa Huxtable
Erika Alexander
Erika Alexand...
Pam Tucker
Raven-Symoné
Raven-Symoné
Olivia Kendall
Geoffrey Owens
Geoffrey Owen...
Elvin Tibideaux
Sinbad
Sinbad
Wallace Shawn
Wallace Shawn
Debbi Morgan
Debbi Morgan
Christopher Plummer
Christopher P...
Steve Whitmire
Steve Whitmir...
Gilbert Gottfried
Gilbert Gottf...
Alexis Cruz
Alexis Cruz
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler
Alan North
Alan North
S. Epatha Merkerson
S. Epatha Mer...
Book Club Member #5
Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash
Eugene Byrd
Eugene Byrd
CCH Pounder
CCH Pounder
Michelle Pierce
Michelle Pier...
Chandra Wilson
Chandra Wilso...
Robin Givens
Robin Givens
Reno Wilson
Reno Wilson
Kadeem Hardison
Kadeem Hardis...
E.G. Marshall
E.G. Marshall
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams
Raphael Sbarge
Raphael Sbarg...
Paulene Myers
Paulene Myers
Lena Horne
Lena Horne
Lela Rochon
Lela Rochon
Essence Atkins
Essence Atkin...
LaChanze
LaChanze
Tichina Arnold
Tichina Arnol...
Sônia Braga
Sônia Braga
Alec Mapa
Alec Mapa
Lynne Thigpen
Lynne Thigpen
Suzzanne Douglas
Suzzanne Doug...
Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet
L. Scott Caldwell
L. Scott Cald...
Denise Nicholas
Denise Nichol...
Doris Belack
Doris Belack
Mario Van Peebles
Mario Van Pee...
Steven Culp
Steven Culp
Red Buttons
Red Buttons
Lisa Vidal
Lisa Vidal
Lee Weaver
Lee Weaver
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritc...
Dub Taylor
Dub Taylor
Bern Nadette Stanis
Bern Nadette...
Al Freeman, Jr.
Al Freeman, J...
Kevin Kilner
Kevin Kilner
Joe Seneca
Joe Seneca
Moses Gunn
Moses Gunn
Ted Ross
Ted Ross
Marcella Lowery
Marcella Lowe...
Joel Fabiani
Joel Fabiani
Melba Moore
Melba Moore
Malinda Williams
Malinda Willi...
Rosalind Cash
Rosalind Cash
Joseph C. Phillips
Joseph C. Phi...
Samuel E. Wright
Samuel E. Wri...
Rachel True
Rachel True
Richard Lawson
Richard Lawso...
Edmund Lyndeck
Edmund Lyndec...
Troy Byer
Troy Byer
Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
Dr. Burns
Meg Foster
Meg Foster
Seth Gilliam
Seth Gilliam
Marge Redmond
Marge Redmond
Debbie Allen
Debbie Allen
Lisa Rieffel
Lisa Rieffel
Louis Nye
Louis Nye
Terry Farrell
Terry Farrell
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
Plácido Domingo
Plácido Domin...
Clayton Prince
Clayton Princ...
Sullivan Walker
Sullivan Walk...
Troy Winbush
Troy Winbush
Beatrice Winde
Beatrice Wind...
Ann Reinking
Ann Reinking
Leila Danette
Leila Danette
Miriam Makeba
Miriam Makeba
Karen Malina White
Karen Malina...
Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples
Minnie Gentry
Minnie Gentry
Tracey Ross
Tracey Ross
Noel MacNeal
Noel MacNeal
William Christian
William Chris...