NBC Drops Bill Cosby Sitcom Due To Sexual Assault Allegations

The fallout from rape allegations against Bill Cosby continues. According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has canceled a family comedy starring the 77-year-old actor. Although the show didn’t yet have a final script, many speculate that Netflix “postponing” its Thanksgiving special with the former Cosby Show star may have helped push NBC to its decision.

Rules of Engagement’s Mike Sikowitz and ShamelessMike O’Malley were reportedly wanted to help write and produce the show, in which Cosby was a father of three married daughters with families. His name has been flooding headlines for the last few weeks after decade-old allegations of his sexual assault resurfaced. At the end of October, Queen Latifah and her team canceled a Cosby interview on The Queen Latifah Show due to the reports. Last week, his social media effort “Meme Me” went south quickly when Twitter users used the campaign to highlight the accusations against him. Now, more women, including former model Janice Dickinson, are coming out as alleged victims and turning to the media to tell their stories.

Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville discusses the latest in the Cosby scandal.

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