Bill Cosby’s Return to a Sitcom Now Closer with Sony TV/NBC Deal Closed

(via Deadline)

A sitcom centered bringing Bill Cosby back to NBC has been in negotiations for months now, but a deal between NBC and Sony TV has now the project apparently set on track currently with a script commitment.

Cosby will be the patriarch of an extended family and pass down his wisdom to them, one of which will be Mike O’Malley. There’s a big penalty for NBC to pay if they don’t order a pilot, but that possibility is hard to imagine even though TV is a different landscape than when The Cosby Show was in its heyday.