Bill Cosby Planning Small Screen Return

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January 23, 2014 | 3:56am EST

Bill Cosby is reuniting with his producing partner from The Cosby Show to develop a new family-centered comedy for TV.
More than 20 years after the hit 1980s sitcom ended its eight-season run, the 76-year-old actor is working on a new program with longtime pal and collaborator Tom Werner.
Cosby has struck a deal with bosses at the NBC network, which originally aired his Emmy-winning show, to create a new format featuring the veteran comedian as a patriarch of a multi-generational family, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The funnyman last starred on network television in Cosby from 1996 to 2000, a project which reunited him with his on-screen wife Phylicia Rashad and was based on hit British series One Foot in the Grave.