Bill Cosby is in the early stages of developing a new comedy for NBC, a network spokesperson confirmed to ABC News.
The 76-year-old comedian would play the head of a multigenerational family, returning to the same network where his groundbreaking 1980s sitcom “The Cosby Show” ran for eight seasons.
“The Cosby Show” portrayed an upper-middle class black family, with Cosby as patriarch Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable.
Phylicia Rashad, who portrayed his wife Clair, would go on to play his wife a second time in the 1990s CBS sitcom “Cosby,” which aired for four seasons.
While the new show is still in the very early stages, Cosby and his former “Cosby Show” producer have been kicking around the idea of another family comedy for some time. In November, Cosby told Yahoo! TV that viewers “would like to see a married couple that acts like they love each other, warts and all, children who respect the parenting, and the comedy of people who make mistakes.”
“So I hope to get that opportunity,” he added, “and I will deliver the best of Cosby.”