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Jan 22, 2014
Bill Cosby Is Returning to NBC to Save the Network (Or Not) With a New Sitcom
The sweater-wearin' Pudding Pop-eatin' famous TV dad is in talks to star in a family comedy at NBC.
Stars, They Watch TV Just Like Us!
Aug 27, 2012
Celebrity High-Five: Former Child Star Christine Lakin (Al from Step By Step!) on Her 5 Favorite TV Shows
The former child star of the TGIF '90s sitcom Step By Step reveals her five favorite TV shows.
Happy Father's Day!
Jun 15, 2012
Memorable Lessons From 5 of Our Favorite TV Dads
As long as there have been families on television, there have been fathers on television. In honor of Father's Day, here are five clips featuring some of our favorites.
She's Streets Ahead
Apr 19, 2012
Celebrity High-Five: Community Star Yvette Nicole Brown's 5 Favorite TV Shows
Community star Yvette Nicole Brown counts down her top TV shows.
Talking Points
Jan 16, 2012
TV.com Commenter Shout-Outs: Your Recent Thoughts on Falling in Love with Community, the Shows You Watch with Your Family, and the Sci-Fi You Want to See on TV
It's that time of the week: TV.com Commenter Shout-Outs, where we return to the power to the people!
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Quality Time
Jan 12, 2012
QUICK QUESTION: What TV Shows Have Brought Your Family Closer Together?
We all have individual tastes when it comes to television. But what shows are you proudest to have shared with your family?
Are You There, Viewers?
Jan 11, 2012
The Cast and Creators of Are You There, Chelsea? Tease Tonight's Premiere

Before she was a TV personality, comedian Chelsea Handler found an audience with her books. Her first memoir, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, is a firsthand account of a woman drinking, dating, and generally making the most of her twenties. Now with a slightly revised title, Handler’s book is getting the sitcom treatment with Are You There, Chelsea?, which premieres tonight on NBC.

Earlier this week, the cast and producers were on hand to talk about the series at the Television Critics Association press tour.

That ‘70s Show’s Laura Prepon stars as title character Chelsea; Handler herself, who serves as the show's producer, will play the recurring character of Chelsea's sister Sloane.

“First of all, it’s a dream come true to have someone else portray me, because I’ve been living this life for a long time and I’m over myself ...

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The Week in Review
Jan 07, 2012
TV.com's Swell-o-vision vs. Hell-o-vision (January 7)
On our list this week: Breaking Bad meth you can buy on Etsy, NBC's Bob Greenblatt, and Tim and Heidi's absence from Project Runway.
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Battle of the Laughs
Nov 17, 2011
TV.com Throwdown: Which Network Has the Best Comedy Block?
NBC's once-invincible Thursday comedy lineup is being challenged by a new kid on the comedy block: ABC's Comedy Wednesdays.
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News Briefs
Nov 10, 2010
Conan Stumbles on Second Night
Plus: Community gets a Cosby, Battlestar Galactica's creator pitches a new show, and Bristol Palin can't be eliminated.
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Episode 26 Season 8
The Cosby Show: A Look Back
Aired
5.19.2002
Episode 25 Season 8
And So We Commence (2)
Aired
4.30.1992
Episode 24 Season 8
And So We Commence (1)
Aired
4.30.1992
Episode 23 Season 8
Some Gifts Aren't Deductible
Aired
4.23.1992
Episode 22 Season 8
You Can't Stop the Music
Aired
3.26.1992
Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable
Clair Olivia Hanks Huxtable
Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux (seasons 2 - 8, recurring previously)
Denise Huxtable Kendall (seasons 1 - 3, 6 - 7, recurring seasons 4 - 5)
Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtable
Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable was an OBGYN (obstetrician/gynecologist), and his wife Clair was a successful attorney. They had five children: Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa and Rudy. Sondra was rarely seen during the first season because she was away at Princeton. She became a regular character in the second season, and was usually seen with her on-again off-again beau, Elvin. They eventually married and had twins; but not before stunning their families by announcing the fact that Elvin was dropping out of medical school to open a camping store, and Sondra was dropping out of law school to help her husband in his endeavor. Denise was the "unique" child, the black sheep of the family. She had her own way of doing things, right down to the style of clothing she wore. After graduating high school, she left for Hillman College in 1986 (a year later, this would become the setting for the spin-off A Different World), but returned two years later with news that she was dropping out. She eventually decided to become a photographer's assistant, and left for Africa for a year. When she returned, she had yet another bombshell: she had become a wife and mother while over in Africa. She married a navy man, Martin; who had a child, Olivia, from a previous marriage. During the final season, Denise travelled with Martin as he was stationed in Asia. Olivia stayed behind with Cliff and Clair. Theo, Vanessa and Rudy were probably the most popular of the five kids, due to the fact that they were seen more often then Sondra and Denise. Most of the stories revolved around the three youngest children. Stories dealt mainly with dating and school life, as well as Cliff's never-ending fear that his children would never leave home. In the final episode, Theo graduated from college. The Cosby Show was for the late '80s what Dallas was for the early eighties. Dallas was the number one show during most of the early eighties; but then situation comedies bumped all prime-time soaps down. The Cosby Show proved to be fierce competition, becoming the number one show from 1985-1990. In fact, in 8 years it never dropped below the top 20. NBC Broadcast History September 1984-June 1992----Thursdays----8:00 p.m. July 1992-September 1992----Thursdays----8:30 p.m. Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better) #3 in the 1984-1985 Season #1 in the 1985-1986 Season #1 in the 1986-1987 Season #1 in the 1987-1988 Season #1 in the 1988-1989 Season #1 in the 1989-1990 Season #5 in the 1990-1991 Season #18 in the 1991-1992 Season The most watched Cosby Show episode ever was "Say Hello to a Good Buy" which aired on January 22, 1987. The episode received a 41.3 rating, 56 share, and was seen by 64,980,000 viewers. Watch The Cosby Show on TBS. Weekdays at 1pm & 1:30pm The Cosby Show is also being shown in syndication, check local listings.moreless