Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show introduced American families to the day-to-day lives of the Huxtables, a successful African-American family with Bill Cosby starring as their patriarch. Now, it looks like Cosby will be returning to television by way of a new family sitcom set up at NBC. The new half-hour comedy once again features Cosby at the head of a multi-generational family, and will serve to being his take on marriage and parenting to the forefront. Cosby and producer Tom Werner are currently meeting with writers for the project. The show is expected to take a look at the love between family members, “warts and all.” I’d love to see Cosby back on TV, as long as he takes all of his old sweaters out of storage. Let us know what you think in the comments! (Via Deadline)
Pajiba is reporting that Denzel Washington and Will Smith are in talks to co-star in a remake of Uptown Saturday Night. The 1974 comedy was directed by Sidney Poitier and starred Poitier and Bill Cosby as two friends who meet up at a nightclub and get robbed of their wallets only to discover the next morning that one of their wallets contained a winning lottery ticket. Mark and Robb Cullen (Cop Out) are currently rewriting the script with David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) attached to direct.
As fun as this team up might be, you should keep in mind that this film is still in its earliest stages of development. Both stars have a lot of projects coming up and if you’re a regular reader of this site, you know that there is a lot of shuffling involved before a project is properly set up and go ahead with production. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for this one though since I would like to see this acting duo working together, especially in a comedy.
As always, we’ll keep you updated.