The Cosby Show

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The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 20, 1984
Finale April 30, 1992
Creator Michael Leeson
Ed. Weinberger
Bill Cosby
Network NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company The Carsey-Werner Company,
Bill Cosby
Distributor Viacom Enterprises (1988–1995)
Paramount Domestic Television (1995–1997)
Carsey-Werner Distribution (1997–)
Seasons 8
Episodes 201
Origin USA

The Cosby Show is a sitcom that aired on NBC.

The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in a brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, New York, at 10 Stigwood Avenue. The patriarch is Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable, an obstetrician, son of a prominent jazz trombonist. The matriarch is his wife, attorney Clair Huxtable née Hanks. They have five children, four daughters and one son: Sondra, Denise, Theodore (Theo for short), Vanessa and Rudy.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Bill Cosby Dr. Cliff Huxtable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Phylicia Rashad Clair Hanks Huxtable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Sabrina Le Beauf Sondra Huxtable Tibideaux 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Geoffrey Owens Elvin Tibideaux 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable Kendall 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Joseph C. Phillips Martin Kendall 6 7 8
Malcolm-Jamal Warner Theo Huxtable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Tempestt Bledsoe Vanessa Huxtable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Keshia Knight Pulliam Rudy Huxtable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Raven-Symone Olivia Kendall 6 7 8
Erika Alexander Pam Tucker 7 8
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Earle Hyman Russell Huxtable 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Clarice Taylor Anna Huxtable 1 2 3 5 6 7 8
Peter Costa Peter Chiara 1 2 3 4 5 6
Pam Potillo Janet Meiser 1 2 3 4 5 6
Carl Anthony Payne II Walter "Cockroach" Bradley 2 3 4
Deon Richmond Kenny 3 4 5 6 7 8
Troy Winbush Denny 4 5 6 7
Reno Wilson Howard 5 6
Allen Payne Lance Rodman 7 8

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 20, 1984 May 9, 1985 24
Season Two September 26, 1985 May 15, 1986 25
Season Three September 25, 1986 May 7, 1987 25
Season Four September 24, 1987 April 28, 1988 24
Season Five October 6, 1988 May 11, 1989 26
Season Six September 21, 1989 May 3, 1990 26
Season Seven September 20, 1990 May 2, 1991 26
Season Eight September 19, 1991 April 30, 1992 25

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Complete Series
25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition November 11, 2008 26

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Season Sets
Season 1 August 2, 2005 4

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Season 2 March 7, 2006 4

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Season 3 June 5, 2007 4

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Season 4 June 5, 2007 4

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Season 5 November 6, 2007 4

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Season 6 November 6, 2007 4

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Season 7 April 8, 2007 4

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Season 8 April 8, 2007 4

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'Best Of' Collections
The Best of The Cosby Show September 25, 2007 1

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