The cultural impact of “The Cosby Show,” centered on an upper-middle class Black family living in Brooklyn, is hard to overstate. TV Guide called it the “biggest hit in the 1980s” and it was America’s No.1-rated show on television for five of its eight seasons on NBC. It won six Emmy awards and the prestigious Peabody Award.
The loss of syndication revenue meant Cosby and other cast members were making far less money from reruns.
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Despite his release from prison, it’s unlikely “The Cosby Show” will enjoy a renaissance anytime soon.
TV One did not respond to questions about whether it will continue to air the show.
Netflix said it has no plans to stream “The Cosby Show.”
Hulu, Viacom and NBC-Universal didn’t respond to requests for comment.