News

It’s been 30 years since ‘The Cosby Show’ first aired

It’s been 30 years since ‘The Cosby Show’ first aired

'THE COSBY SHOW:' This scene from the taping of the final "The Cosby Show" in 1992. Photo: Associated Press

Actor/funnyman Bill Cosby has ruled out a “The Cosby Show” reunion, insisting he achieved what he wanted to with the highly-popular series and has no plans to revisit the past.

The comedian’s hit series ran from 1984 to 1992 and became a big part of American culture, but despite the success of the show, the 76 year old reveals he has no desire to team up with his TV family for a revival.

He tells Eonline.com, “We laid out eight years of trying to do our best and we did a great job because the people came in numbers, saying the following, ‘I want my house back’.

“And we took the house back by way of the TV. That’s what I wanted to take it away from. I was tired of seeing little kids, not that they were brighter, not that they were smarter, but they were just ill-mannered children with no respect, and writers were giving these lines to these children. I kept thinking, ‘These writers must have had a horrible time, horrible experience with the parents’.”

But Cosby is still keen to return to TV: “I am happy to announce that there are certain networks giving me time to go into their office to explain what I have written and what I want to do and many of them sound very receptive.”

Latest Headlines

in Local

Officials: Maine Paper Mill Closing; 570 Jobs Lost

Newsradio WGAN

Verso officials say they're closing the company's Bucksport mill, putting more than 500 people out of work.

in Local

Maine Panel Approves 2014-15 Scallop Rules

GENERIC SCALLOP LARGE

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A key Maine advisory council is approving the rules for the state's forthcoming scallop fishing season.

in Local

Oxford Woman Gets 18 Months for Fatal Crash

GENERIC COURT LARGE

PARIS, Maine (AP) _ A Maine woman convicted of manslaughter for being behind the wheel during a crash that killed two of her passengers has been ordered to serve 18 months in prison.

in Local

Maine Clerks Prepare for Onslaught of Ballots

GENERIC VOTE

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine's town clerks are preparing for an onslaught of absentee ballots, and the failure of an early voting proposal in the Legislature means there's little hope for relief anytime soon.

in Local

First Maine Child Tests Positive for Enterovirus

HOSPITAL SCENE-LARGE

A Maine child has tested positive for a respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the country.