It looks like iconic comedian Bill Cosby will once again try to re-establish himself as a star television producer and actor with not just one, but two projects. “I want to be able to deliver a wonderful show to [a] network,” the 76-year-old told Yahoo TV, adding that he’s already teamed up again with Cosby Show producer Tom Werner on one television pitch. “Because there is a viewership out there that wants to see comedy, and warmth, and love, and surprise, and cleverness, without going into the party attitude.”
Two years after The Cosby Show ended its nearly 200-episode run on NBC in 1992, The Cosby Mysteries premiered on the same network, but only lasted a single season. The comedian found better success with his CBS sitcom Cosby, which ran for four seasons from 1996 to 2000.
“They would like to see a married couple that acts like they love each other, warts and all, children who respect the parenting, and the comedy of people who make mistakes,” Cosby says of would-be viewers. “Warmth and forgiveness. So I hope to get that opportunity, and I will deliver the best of Cosby, and that will be a series, I assume, that we could get enough people week after week after week to tune in to, to come along with us.”
Cosby is also knee-deep in re-booting his animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, which originally aired from 1972 to 1985 of CBS; it also spawned a live-action film in 2004 starring Saturday Night Live veteran Kenan Thompson.
Whether Cosby’s two new shows will become a reality is yet to be seen. The sure bet, however, is on his first stand-up comedy special in 30 years. Fittingly titled Far From Finished, it’s set to debut on Nov. 23 on Comedy Central.