BILL COSBY SEX ASSAULT SCANDAL: TV Land has pulled “The Cosby Show” repeats and NBC dropped plans for a comedy series as the sex assault scandal continues to swirl. Netflix also scrapped a planned collaboration. A total of five women, including Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Janice Dickinson, have accused the actor/comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting them decades ago.
TV Land isn’t the only home for Cosby. Fellow Viacom property (and BET sibling) Centric also airs repeats of The Cosby Show. It’s not immediately clear if they’re follow suit.
On the streaming side, both Amazon and Hulu have rights to The Cosby Show. As of Wednesday afternoon, it’s still available on both. Representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment, and neither did Centric.
Weeks of bubbling criticism over sex abuse claims against Cosby seemed to come to a head on Tuesday night when Netflix postponed plans to air a comedy special about the 77-year-old. Then, on Wednesday morning, NBC followed suit by expectedly scrapping a comedy it was developing with the actor and comedian. Source: The Hollywood Reporter