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Thu Apr 26 6:21 pm  #1


Will You Ever Again See "The Cosby Show" Rerun On TV?

My guess is probably not, now that the disgraced comedian has been found guilty of sexual assault. And it may not make much difference even if he wins on a future appeal. 

The show was running on "Bounce," a subcarrier that reaches across the U.S. - including on WNLO's channel 23.2 in Buffalo. But to no one's real surprise, that network has now officially pulled all the reruns after Thursday's verdict and it's unlikely that it will ever appear there again. It aired in an hour-long block between 9-10 AM weekdays.

It's stunning to think of the power this show had, once called the sitcom that saved the format from oblivion in the 80s and kept a then-struggling NBC afloat. He brought it on himself, but it's Incredible how far this once-mighty icon has fallen in just a few short years.

 

Thu Apr 26 11:26 pm  #2


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I don't think you could watch Bill Cosby in any of his roles, or even listen to his comedy routines, after the details of his behaviour were made public. Suspension of disbelief is almost impossible under these circumstances.

It also keeps getting stranger in the way fallen media figures are choosing to respond to their circumstances. Reports are that Charlie Rose is working on a comeback show, Matt Lauer has just released a cleverly worded statement in which he denies certain allegations against him, and NBC continues to make news about the sexual harrassment issues in the corporation, and how they ignored/mismanaged the complaints, all the way back to the 90's, referring to the latest news of past allegations involving Tom Brokaw.

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Fri Apr 27 12:52 am  #3


Re: Will You Ever Again See "The Cosby Show" Rerun On TV?

What about the PBS's and the TVO's out there?
Are they still airing old reruns of Picture pages? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWg0U3fi7sE
 

 

Fri Apr 27 5:48 am  #4


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Radiowiz wrote:

What about the PBS's and the TVO's out there?
Are they still airing old reruns of Picture pages? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWg0U3fi7sE
 

 
'Radiowiz' you may have answered the question, looks like Mr. Cosby's work might lurk around on YouTube, VHS tapes, records etc but I doubt it will be aired.

 

Fri Apr 27 7:26 am  #5


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I couldn't help but agree with the prosecutor in Philly yesterday when he noted that the real and long hidden Cosby came out in court during an outburst after the verdict, when he loudly called out the DA as an "asshole." 

As odious as this man turned out to be, I can't help but feel sad that his material in the earlier years was considered some of the all time classics of comedy. To have all that lost because of his personal demons is simply incalculable. Still, it does give you pause when you consider the title of one of his most famous albums. Did he use quaaludes on his brother, too?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7ID7hf-jNLM/TbntkgOmCtI/AAAAAAAAMlk/AeO31UIZgbA/s1600/Bill+Cosby+-+To+Russell%252C+My+Brother%252C+Whom+I+Slept+With.jpg

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Fri Apr 27 7:55 am  #6


Re: Will You Ever Again See "The Cosby Show" Rerun On TV?

It is currently streaming, and still available on Amazon Prime:

http://i66.tinypic.com/a3022d.png

 

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I never worked in radio.
 

Fri Apr 27 4:41 pm  #7


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leafs67 wrote:

It is currently streaming, and still available on Amazon Prime:

http://i66.tinypic.com/a3022d.png

 

 
Could it still be airing solely due to contractual obligations? If it's not, maybe Charlie Rose will have a platform for his upcoming show.

I do know Amazon Prime has just announced a hefty price increase.

Netflix is still airing 'House of Cards' although Kevin Spacey hasn't been charged, or convicted. Just tried and found guilty in the media and the oxymoronic social media.

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Fri Apr 27 11:39 pm  #8


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Contractual obligations cease when moral terpitude clause violations kick in. And, now that there's an actual conviction, there should be a termination of the contract.

 

Mon Apr 30 12:06 am  #9


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cGrant wrote:

Contractual obligations cease when moral terpitude clause violations kick in. And, now that there's an actual conviction, there should be a termination of the contract.

 
Good to know. Thank you cGrant.

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Wed May 2 7:11 pm  #10


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Bill Cosby has been removed from the Television Academy Hall of Fame according to "The Hollywood Reporter"

Is it enough that he's been outed as a sexual predator and ousted from polite(r) society, and does this start to put some pressure on the platforms still carrying his work. This removal will certainly be followed by more erasing of his now tarnished career achievements.

 

Thu May 3 7:35 am  #11


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Just when you thought things couldn't get any more bizarre, comes a long-winded, crazy (although well written) statement from the "other woman" in this case - Cosby's wife, Camille. She blames the guilty verdict on racism, self promoting district attorneys and officials, and of course, a major media frenzy to get her husband. 

"Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period. And the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the protections of the First Amendment. Are the media now the people’s judges and juries? Since when are all accusers truthful?"

You can read the entire self-deluded statement at the bottom of the linked article.

Camille Cosby Calls Bill Cosby’s Guilty Charge “Mob Justice” In Startling Statement 

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Thu May 3 7:59 am  #12


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RadioActive wrote:

Just when you thought things couldn't get any more bizarre, comes a long-winded, crazy (although well written) statement from the "other woman" in this case - Cosby's wife, Camille. She blames the guilty verdict on racism, self promoting district attorneys and officials, and of course, a major media frenzy to get her husband. 

"Bill Cosby was labelled as guilty because the media and accusers said so… period. And the media ensured the dissemination of that propaganda by establishing barricades preventing the dissemination of the truth in violation of the protections of the First Amendment. Are the media now the people’s judges and juries? Since when are all accusers truthful?" 

 
In the days of yore, people might have said Camille's singing for her supper.

 

Thu May 3 8:32 am  #13


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You can't fault a wife for protecting her spouse. Her rhetoric aside, it's rather sweet.

 

Thu May 3 8:35 am  #14


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"Since when are all accusers truthful?" 
 
It's very strange that this was the exact argument used by many when they said the #MeToo movement has gone too far, convicting media people and destroying their careers on the basis of just an allegation (Steve Paikin being the notable exception.) But in the Cosby instance, at least, this one went through the courts. A jury found this accuser truthful, based at least partly on Cosby's own admissions in his depositions. 

And that, Camille, "lynch mob" comparisons aside, is the big difference in this case. 

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