×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Bounce TV Pulls ‘Cosby’ Reruns, BET’s Centric Yanks ‘The Cosby Show’

UPDATE: In the wake of the latest news regarding comedian Bill Cosby’s rape allegations, African-American-skewing network Bounce TV has announced that it will immediately cease airing reruns of television series “Cosby,” while the BET-owned Centric Network has pulled “The Cosby Show.”

Cosby came under more scrutiny yesterday after news broke that he admitted to drugging women for sex. Since last year, he has been openly battling multiple allegations of rape.

A competitor of BET, Bounce TV is an African-American focused, advertiser-supported digital multicast channel carried by broadcast TV stations around the country. It was co-founded by Martin Luther King III and Georgia politician Andrew Young.

“Cosby” was a CBS sitcom that aired from 1996 to 2000. It starred Bill Cosby and his “Cosby Show” co-star Phylicia Rashad, as well as Madeline Kahn, Jurnee Smollett and others.

Meanwhile, Centric TV, which is geared toward African-American women, is pulling all episodes of “The Cosby Show” indefinitely, beginning Wednesday. “The Cosby Show” aired from 1984 to 1992.

More TV

  • ANA MARIA POLO

    Ana María Polo, Chile's Forastero to Adapt Telemundo Show 'Caso Cerrado' As Film

    Latin TV personality Ana María Polo and Chile’s Forastero, producer of the Golden Globe-nominated film “The Maid,” are teaming to develop and produce a feature based on her renowned Telemundo show “Caso Cerrado.” Polo will play a leading role in the movie. Diego Ayala, co-scribe on Netflix musical bio series “Luis Miguel” and Nicolás López [...]

  • My Brilliant Friend 2

    Second Season of RAI/HBO Elena Ferrante Series 'My Brilliant Friend' Unveiled

    “My Brilliant Friend – The Story of a New Name,” the second season of Italian pubcaster RAI and HBO’s TV series based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling “Neapolitan Novels,” was unveiled on Tuesday in Italy where the hotly anticipated show will start airing on RAI in February. “New Name” will launch on RAI on Feb. 10, after [...]

  • Dignity

    Writer-Producer Andreas Gutzeit on German-Chile Co-Production ‘Dignity’

    Based on true events, “Dignity,” a Chile-Germany co-production from co-creators Maria Elena Wood and Patricio Pereira, head writer-producer Andreas Gutzeit and director Julio Jorquera, has been a hit since its launch as the first original series from German digital platform Joyn, a streaming service run jointly by Discovery and German media giant ProSiebenSat. The series is [...]

  • Conecta FICTION 4

    Conecta Fiction Announces United States as 2020 ‘Focus America’ Invitee

    Spain’s Conecta Fiction, an increasingly important TV market focused on trans-Atlantic cooperation and co-production, will host it’s fourth edition this June 22-25, and have announced the United States as this year’s Focus America country. With particular focus being placed on the U.S. Hispanic market, the event returns for the second year to Pamplona, where it [...]

  • Taskmaster - Series 9Picture shows: Taskmaster

    Originals, Streaming Drive 4% Growth in Viewing at British TV Network UKTV

    British broadcast network UKTV claimed a 4% rise in viewing last year, fueled by a spate of original programming and rapid growth for its on-demand service UKTV Play. The 4% figure refers to an increase in “Share of Commercial Impacts,” a metric broadcasters employ to quantify viewing in the digital era for their advertisers, where [...]

  • Baby Yoda The Mandalorian

    Disney Plus Set for Earlier Launch in U.K. & Western Europe

    The Walt Disney Co. has set March 24 as the new launch date for Disney Plus in the U.K. and other key markets across Western Europe. With the roll-out previously set for March 31, the streaming service will now be available a week earlier in the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland. Pricing [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content