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."
The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from 1984 until 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an affluent African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.
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.