Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 11.15.27 AMWell, 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.

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  • CoolChic

    White supremacy sure took their time to bring him down.
    Build you up then tear you down.

    If white supremacy can tar and feather Cosby in his old age. Oprah is gonna need to watch her step as well.

  • Metria

    This made me sad when I heard this yesterday, the show and all the other actors getting punished. Not to mention it’s one of the few shows that’s good that gets replayed from a black cast. I hope centric doesn’t fold and cave in or TV one, TV one will especially make me sad since a different world isn’t evn on dvd. I hurried up yesterday and bought the seasons of the Cosby show I didn’t have before people started refusing to sell it.

    Overall I think that’s the problem nowadays, people don’t separate a real people from their fictional work. (now I make exception to r kelly bc he was practically singing about his crimes so I understand that connection, dr Huxtable was not) Also nowadays it’s extreme cases of throwing the baby out with the bath water.

    Personally, I don’t think 15 women are lying but that will not stop me from continuing to love and appreciate the Cosby show for the good show it was and what it did for a view of African Americans nor will I discontinue watching (if they don’t fold) a different world as I saw suggested on another blog, just because Cosby was creator.

  • Mary Burrell

    Well it is sad to be in his golden years after being in the top tier for so long and having to face this kind of humiliation.

  • lochelle

    SMH….there is no coincidence in any of this. These allegations came up before but the unrelenting negative news coverage of Cosby at this stage in his life raises a lot of questions for me. He was planning a tour, TV show and other things. Now here come old allegations and now let’s take everything including any royalties he gets from the iconic Cosby Show. Let’s not forget about other former cast members and producers who may be impacted by this decision as well. Something is terribly wrong here. Not saying Cosby is/was a saint but this is a coordinated effort to destroy his name and image. Not even Stephen Collins (of 7th Heaven), accused pedophile got this coverage…as a matter of fact, there is hardly a word about this from so-called mainstream outlets.