NBC has axed Bill Cosby’s comedy sitcom before it ever began.
In the wake of the Bill Cosby’s sexual assault allegations, NBC decided to not move forward on the untitled Bill Cosby sitcom.The decision comes after Netflix “postponed” its post-Thanksgiving Cosby special. NBC and producers Sony Pictures Television did not immediately respond for comment. Bill Cosby was supposed to play a family patriarch and father to three married daughters with children. It was slated to be released Summer 2015.
NBC’s decision to scrap the new Cosby show comes after decades-old rape allegations against the legendary comedian resurfaced. The comedian on 2006 settled out of court with a woman who claimed he’d sexually assaulted her. According to court documents, the attorneys planned to bring forward 13 other women with similar allegations. Cosby has denied these allegations.
Recently, Janice Dickinson accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault in 1982. You can read more about that story here.
UPDATE: Netflix has announced that it has dropped it’s Bill Cosby special scheduled to be released on November 28th.