Bill Cosby is back on TV -- at least for one night in prime time. Bill Cosby will receive the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence on NBC’s American Comedy Awards.
Who better than Cosby to receive the award too. He has spent decades entertaining crowds with his comedy shows -- had two long running series on NBC and CBS. The Cosby Show aired for 7-years while his next show Cosby ran from 1996-2000.
The actor also had time to talk over the phone to local KTVB channel 7 news about his alumnus with the Boys & Girls Club. He has promoted the club for years to help give back to the community. Boys & Girls Club is valuable to the community in helping youth learn responsibility ranging from teamwork to interest in academics.
"They need guidance. They need help. Especially from people who are grown and sane and want to help keep them out of harm's way," said Cosby of children who use the Boys & Girls Club.
His return to a more permanent role in TV hasn't been confirmed as of yet -- but Cosby said he has been in talks with NBC about a possible script. E! news confirmed earlier this year that he had signed a contract with NBC to star in an unnammed show. The writers for the show haven't been announced as of yet -- and the pilot still needs to be made.
Cosby partnered with veteran producer Tom Werner for the new NBC project, Deadline reports. Werner was one of two producers for The Cosby Show and the CBS show Cosby during their run on TV.
During an interview with Yahoo back in November, Cosby was enthusiastic about his return to the small screen -- adding he wanted to make sure the show got off on the right foot for viewers to enjoy before the project became a done deal.
"I want to be able to deliver a wonderful show to [a] network," said Cosby. "Because there is a viewership out there that wants to see comedy, and warmth, and love, and surprise, and cleverness, without going into the party attitude.
"They would like to see a married couple that acts like they love each other, warts and all, children who respect the parenting, and the comedy of people who make mistakes. Warmth and forgiveness. So I hope to get that opportunity, and I will deliver the best of Cosby, and that will be a series, I assume, that we could get enough people week after week after week to tune in to, to come along with us."
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is coming to Raleigh.
Wozniak is headlining the Internet Summit, happening in Raleigh in November. He is known for founding what was then known as Apple Computer in the '70s along with Steve Jobs.
Wozniak, also called “The Woz”, joins other speakers in the lineup – people such as David Pogue, a tech columnist with Yahoo, and Matt Wallaert, a behavioral scientist ... Source: Triangle Business Journal
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Next week BIO premieres a PBS series Pioneers of Television.
More than 200 breakthrough stars bring their stories to life in season four of the Emmy-nominated documentary series Pioneers of Television.
Each episode melds compelling new interviews with irresistible clips to offer a fresh take on TV’s biggest celebrities. Featured stars in this season’s four new episodes include Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Roseanne Barr, Bill Cosby, Tim Allen, Ray Romano, Noah Wyle, A ... Source: TV Tonight
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As Jonah From Tonga nears its HBO August debut, Chris Lilley has come under fire from US media for donning Tongan characters.
The Washington Post asks, “Is brownface acceptable in new HBO show ‘Jonah From Tonga’?”
It’s not just that Lilley is in brownface, topped with a curly wig, but that his portrayal of the 13-year-old Jonas, who Bustle described “astonishingly lewd every chance he gets,” is akin to minstrelsy. The 39-year-old Lilley chooses to portray Jonah and his T ... Source: TV Tonight
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Jul 16 2014, 1:49pm CDT
NBC just renewed three of its summer series- Entertainment Weekly
Brody Jenner attends the wedding of Kim Kardashian‘s ex Reggie Bush- US Weekly
Bill Cosby is coming back to TV – Get the deets!- Huffington Post
A fight broke out at Paris Hilton‘s home and a former Baywatch star was injured- TMZ
Ariana Grande‘s show Sam & Cat is officially cancelled- Just Jared Jr
What’s the latest on Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin?- Lainey Gossip ... Source: Just Jared
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Jul 13 2014, 3:45pm CDT
“Fatherhood” by Rev. Jack Ford is the topic for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Bill Cosby once said “parenting” can be learned only by people who have no children. Everything Ford knows (or has learned) about being a father could fit into one short 60-year lifetime. This Sunday he hopes to condense all that on-the-job training into a little shorter time frame as we honor the best of fa ... Source: St. Anselm Crier
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Jun 12 2014, 11:26pm CDT
WINDSOR, Mass. (AP) — A proposal to build a new pipeline carrying natural gas is stirring criticism in Massachusetts, where more than a dozen towns near the potential path of the 250-mile line have passed resolutions against the project.
The plan, which calls for expanding a pipeline system that already stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to the Northeast, stems in part from a push by the six New Eng ... Source: Politics - The Huffington Post
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Jun 9 2014, 11:05am CDT
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, speaking at a memorial Wednesday for Lewis Katz, said “the world will never be as much fun” as it was before the Philadelphia newspaper co-owner’s death.
The 72-year-old Katz and six others died Saturday when Katz’s private plane crashed as it attempted to take off near Boston. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Days earlier, the sports team owner-turned-philanth ... Source: CBS Philly
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Jun 4 2014, 11:47am CDT
Katy Perry Praised by President Obama
It was a once-a-lifetime opportunity and the person who availed it was none other than the Firework singer Katy Perry. She was invited to a dinner at the White House in honor of the Special Olympics and Katy decided to...
Kelly Rowland is Expecting a Baby Boy
The once-upon-a-time member of Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland discussed her pregnancy and the food cravings that came with the territory. And she also revealed her baby's gender accidentally.
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