Well, it was just a matter of time but now that it has been executed there is a feeling of sadness for those of us who grew up fixated on one of the most lauded and successful shows of all time.
TV Land has decided to stop airing re-runs of The Cosby Show, following the allegations of rape that have been hurdled at comedian Bill Cosby who played the role of Dr. Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable for eight years. The beloved family sitcom was an endearing staple that never lost it’s shine or appeal which allowed it an extended lifespan on a number of networks – including TV Land.
It is only a matter of time before Centric buckles under pressure and follows suit. According to The Hollywood Reporter, both Amazon and Hulu have streaming rights to The Cosby Show, but no word yet on whether they will continue to give viewers the option to stream.
The 77-year-old has been battling the repercussions stemming from the allegations that have been relentlessly piling up, and despite the blow his reputation and career has suffered, the actor and comedian continues to stand his ground about not addressing the dire accusations.