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The Cosby Show

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The Cosby Show


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This long-running TV sitcom aired on NBC from September 20, 1984 to April 30, 1992 for 8 seasons and 192 episodes.

It depicted the lives of the Huxtable family. Doctor Heathcliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby), Clair Huxtable and their children; Sondra, Denise (Lisa Bonet), Theodore (Malcolm Warner), Vanessa (Tempestt Bledsoe), and Rudy (Keshia Knight-Pulliam).

Dr. Huxtable was an obstetrician, who lived in New York with his lawyer wife Clair and their four children.

The show was an immediate ratings success, and finished third in the ratings in it's very first season. The Cosby Show then went on to finish first in the ratings for the next five years, until the sitcom Roseanne took the top place.

Lisa Bonet left the series after the third season to start a Cosby Show spin-off A Different World, which ran from 1987 to 1993.

Cosby had creative control over the show. He wanted the program to be educational, reflecting his own background in education. Unlike other TV shows taped in Los Angeles, this one was taped in New York City; one of the reasons of that is because Bill Cosby himself insisted that the program be taped in NYC.

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