The Cosby Show

American sitcom

The Cosby Show was an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, first broadcast on September 20, 1984 and ran for eight seasons on the NBC television network, until April 30, 1992.

The Cosby Show
Created byBill Cosby
Ed. Weinberger
Michael J. Leeson
StarringBill Cosby
Phylicia Rashad
Sabrina Le Beauf (1985-1992)
Lisa Bonet (1984-1987), (1989-1991)
Malcolm-Jamal Warner
Tempestt Bledsoe
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Geoffrey Owens (1985-1992)
Joseph C. Phillips (1989-1991)
Raven-Symoné (1989-1992)
Erika Alexander (1990-1992)
Opening theme"Kiss Me" - written by
Stu Gardner & Bill Cosby
performed by:
Bobby McFerrin
(Season 4)
Oregon Symphony
(Season 5)
Craig Handy
(Seasons 6-7)
Lester Bowie
(Season 8)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes201
Running time24 minutes
(per episode)
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 20, 1984 (1984-09-20) –
April 30, 1992 (1992-04-30)

The series was based on comedy routines in Cosby's stand-up comedy act, which in turn were based on his family life.

The show was about the Cosby family, an upper middle class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York City.

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