June 6, 1990 |
Homer Simpson's environmental crusade last Sunday propelled the Fox animated series "The Simpsons" to the young network's first top-10 finish in the weekly ratings, according to figures released Tuesday by the A.C. Nielsen Co. Seen in nearly 14.
May 18, 2002 |
In a month that has been awash in heavily watched TV nostalgia shows, NBC has managed to save the best for last. Sunday at 9 p.m., "The Cosby Show: A Look Back," captained by the show's star and co-creator, Bill Cosby, takes a two-hour look at the landmark program that reinvigorated the sitcom format and the show's network. It also gave television an African American-oriented series against which all others are measured.
January 4, 2006 |
Quan Cosby arrived in Los Angeles last week, a destination he had in mind when he graduated from high school in 2001. Then, however, he figured he'd be carrying a baseball bat and glove into Angel Stadium, rather than a football helmet and shoulder pads into the Rose Bowl. Cosby, a freshman wide receiver for the Longhorns, was a sixth-round draft pick by the Angels. He spent 3 1/2 years as an outfielder in their minor league system before a lack of progress led to a change of plans.
November 10, 2008 |
Bill Cosby has long bristled at suggestions that his pioneering NBC comedy, "The Cosby Show," was somehow unrealistic in its portrayal of a black upper-middle-class family. So with the Obama family set to take up residence in the White House, Cosby reflected on those statements last week with a chuckle. "For all those people who said they didn't know any black people like the Huxtables," quipped Cosby in a phone interview, "all I can say is, 'Will you watch the show now?'
November 12, 1989
After viewing most of the fall television season, I've come to the conclusion that the opening credits of this season's "Cosby Show" are better than most of the new shows. Ronald W. Smith, Silverlake
March 1, 1987
When CBS (Camouflaged Brain System) put "Shell Game" (now canceled) opposite "The Cosby Show" and "Family Ties," just what kind of ratings did it expect? We watch NBC and tape CBS. Sidney Lazarow, Orange
April 3, 1988
I'd like to thank CBS for moving "Tour of Duty" to Saturdays. On Thursdays, the series had to compete with "The Cosby Show" and that was not fair. Mike Chang, Hollywood
December 1, 1985
It is amazing how other networks try to copy quality NBC shows like "The Cosby Show" and "The A-Team." Thanks for these great shows and let's hope for more in the future. Gary Brummond, Placentia
April 30, 1992 |
Cliff Huxtable is incredulous. "It's over?" he asks tonight when the long-awaited but brief college graduation ceremony involving his son, Theo, ends abruptly. "There is nothing else?" Only the reruns, as NBC's epic comedy series, "The Cosby Show," ends its 7 1/2-year sprint with a special hour episode (at 8 p.m. on Channels 4, 36 and 39) that is funny, happy, celebratory and just a little bit sad without being schmaltzy or manipulative. It's a classy way to say goodby.
October 4, 1992 |
Bobby Soul was more than just another hyperkinetic, jive-talkin' disc jockey to Veronica Washington. He was the great "black" hope who could save her struggling African-American radio station. Washington, the fictional owner of the fictional WBLZ in Detroit that is the setting for the new NBC situation comedy "Rhythm & Blues," believed Soul, who had a huge following of black listeners at another station, was the key to boosting WBLZ's floundering ratings.