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.
April 8, 2013 |
Ed Weinberger, one of the creators of "The Cosby Show," and his wife, television actress Carlene Watkins, have listed their home in a gated Los Angeles community for $12.5 million. The 11,600-square-foot Georgian-style mansion and one-bedroom guesthouse sit on a 5-acre promontory with canyon, mountain and San Fernando Valley views. Features include a two-story entry with a sweeping staircase, herringbone-patterned wood floors, a media room with a bar, two offices, a library, a wine cellar and a gym/dance studio.
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
December 2, 1990 |
They are the Rodney Dangerfields of television: They get no respect from critics, are rarely on magazine covers and are routinely shut out at Emmy time. But they are not ignored by the people who count most-the viewers. They are the quiet hits of the airwaves-audience pleasers that place in the top of the weekly Nielsen ratings. The invisible hits range from shows lucky enough to sit in a comfortable time slot, such as the No. 4-ranked "A Different World," to "Hunter," holding steady at No.
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.