Endangered Species- The Black Sitcom On Network TV; ....Maybe this is why I mostly watch sports because there is really nothing for me to relate to. We all have to ask ourselves the question, is it acceptable for kids who watch television to not see families with the same color skin on CBS, NBC, or ABC? A drastically different portrayal of reality isn’t it.
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THE COSBY SHOW - Black sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an affluent African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York. According to TV Guide, the show "was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s, and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes"
September 20, 1984 The Cosby Show premiered on NBC, quickly lifting the network to #1 and turning Thursday nights into "Must See TV." The Cosby Show is one of only three American programs that have been #1 in the Nielsen ratings for at least five consecutive seasons, along with All in the Family and American Idol. People magazine called the show "revolutionary," and Newsday concurred that it was a "real breakthrough."
by Melanie McCoy The Cosby Show spin-off sitcom A Different World received a major upgrade after its first season and became one of the most influential Blby Melanie McCoy The Cosby Show spin-off sitcom A Different World received a major upgrade after its first season and became one of the most influential Black sitcoms of all time, especially for Black college students. Here are at least 10 reasons why every Black college student needs to watch A Different World.Black Colleges Showing Love…
Amen is an American television sitcom produced by Carson Productions that ran from September 27, 1986 to May 11, 1991 on NBC. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part of a wave of successful sitcoms on NBC in the 1980s which featured entirely or almost-entirely black casts. Others included The Cosby Show, A Different World, and 227.
1984- This show is a good example of how a family is "supposed" to be. It shows the on-going life of an African American family and their ups and downs. There's bound to be a little bit of drama, thats expected. But you still work together and work it out instead of separating yourselves and not talking.
Bill Cosby was inspired by I Love Lucy and wanted Clair to be Dominican, so she could go off on Spanish tirades when angry.