HOLLYWOOD—NBC announced recently that Bill Cosby is working on a return to television. Just the thought of the venerable Heathcliff Huxtable once more gracing the small screen sets nostalgic hearts aflutter. That is, if you remember him from The Cosby Show, and not The Bill Cosby Show or Bill Cosby, both TV flops.
The network says the show will be a “classic, extended-family sitcom”. And rumour has it the production will be ready either next summer or next fall. Fans of Cosby and his ’80s super hit have a few questions about the new show. Here’s a compilation of queries collected by Mooseclean’s:
Will Jell-O Pudding Pops be a sponsor? Are those things still being manufactured?
Is it true that Tom Ford has been tapped to design updated versions of Cosby’s infamous sweaters?
Will there be a dancing quota per show?
Will the theme song arrangement change every season?
Will we see returning characters? What does Lisa Bonet look like these days? Is she still married to Lenny Kravitz? Has she done any more nude movies?
Will there be a cross-over episode with Alec Baldwin’s new Rob Ford-inspired series, also affiliated with NBC?
How many lip sync numbers will be included in the first season?
Will Cosby be paid in Monopoly money?
Who will carve the turkey in the Thanksgiving episode?
Will Subway, Mr. Sub or another purveyor of hoagies figure prominently in the show?