Bill Cosby is currently working on a new family-oriented television series.
The funnyman told Yahoo TV that he has teamed up with Cosby Show producer Tom Werner to created a family comedy that “would [satisfy] the people who have come to me in public places and said, ‘Can’t you put something on that I can watch?'”
Cosby made it clear that the show would not be a Cosby Show remake, but would focus on older kids and their relationships with their parents.
“I want to be able to deliver a wonderful show to [a] network,” said Cosby. “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.
“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. 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.”
In other news, Cosby will headline his first TV concert special in 30 years. The special, called Far From Finished airs on Comedy Central on Nov 23.
Bill Cosby, Reverand Al Sharpton, Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey, Wyclef Jean and a host of many other talented individuals gathered for the 12th Annual Keepers of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers on April 15. Keepers of The Dream was established in 1993 to honor individual who exemplify the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mariah Carey received the James Brown Cultural Excellence Award and Wyclef Jean also received an award.
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The Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Awards Dinner was held yesterday, March 8, at the The Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Comedian Bill Cosby was the Master of Ceremonies once again and engaged the crowd with his wit and stage presence. Singer and American Idol Winner Fantasia Barrino wowed the crowd as she sang her heart out.
The Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Awards Dinner recognizes individuals who hold the same humanitarian ideals of Jackie Robinson. These individuals also help the foundation through fundraising efforts. The foundation also selects and helps stand-out minority students who need help financially.
This year’s award recipients were: MLB Commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig, Willis Group Chairman and CEO Joseph J. Plumeri, Unilever CEO Paul Polman and Legendary Performing Artist Jessye Norman.
More pictures from the glamorous event below..