The Bill Cosby Show

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1969
The Bill Cosby Show is an American sitcom that aired for two seasons on NBC's Sunday night schedule from 1969 until 1971, under the sponsorship of Procter & Gamble. There were 52 episodes made in the series. It marked Bill Cosby's first solo foray in... read more

The Bill Cosby Show is an American sitcom that aired for two seasons on NBC's Sunday night schedule from 1969 until 1971, under the sponsorship of Procter & Gamble. There were 52 episodes made in the series. It marked Bill Cosby's first solo foray in television, after his co starring role with Robert Culp in I Spy. The series also marked the first time an African American starred in his or her own eponymous comedy series.

Original Release

09/14/1969 on NBC

US Release

09/14/1969

Cast

Bill Cosby Chet Kincaid
Lee Weaver Brian Kincaid
Joyce Bulifant Mrs. Marsha Patterson
Olga James Verna Kincaid
Bruce Garrick Bruce
Beah Richards Rose Kincaid
Robert Rockwell Tom Bennett
Hilly Hicks Eddie Tucker
Dick Balduzzi Mr. Green
Elsa Lanchester Mrs. Wochuk
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Any Time You're Ready, CK Sunday, 13 September 1970
2 Open House Sunday, 20 September 1970
3 Is There a Doctor in the Hospital? Sunday, 27 September 1970
4 There Must Be a Party Sunday, 04 October 1970
5 The Old Man of 4-C Sunday, 11 October 1970
6 The Lincoln Letter Sunday, 18 October 1970
7 The Runaways Sunday, 25 October 1970
8 The Artist Sunday, 01 November 1970
9 The March of the Antelopes Sunday, 08 November 1970
10 The Deluge: Part 1 Sunday, 15 November 1970
11 The Deluge: Part 2 Sunday, 22 November 1970
12 Swann's Way Sunday, 13 December 1970
13 The Poet Sunday, 20 December 1970
14 Teacher of the Year Sunday, 27 December 1970
15 To Each According to His Appetite Sunday, 03 January 1971
16 Viva Ortega Sunday, 10 January 1971
17 The Miraculous Martin Sunday, 17 January 1971
18 The Sesame Street Rumble Sunday, 24 January 1971
19 The Generation Gap Sunday, 31 January 1971
20 Tobacco Road Sunday, 07 February 1971
21 A Dirty Business Sunday, 14 February 1971
22 The Barber Shop Sunday, 21 February 1971
23 The Power of a Tree Sunday, 28 February 1971
24 The Green-Eyed Monster Sunday, 07 March 1971
25 The Long Road Back Sunday, 14 March 1971
26 The Saturday Game Sunday, 21 March 1971
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Directors

Coby Ruskin, Jay Sandrich, Ralph Senensky, Ivan Dixon, Bill Cosby, Harvey Hart, Sid McCoy, Luther James, Seymour Robbie, Richard Kinon, R. Robert Rosenbaum, Stanley Z. Cherry, Lee Philips, Melvin Van Peebles, Herb Wallerstein, Allan Sherman, Elliott Lewis

Writers

Ed. Weinberger, Michael Elias, Frank Shaw, Milton R.F. Brown, Art Wallace, Martin Ragaway, Stanley R. Greenberg, Dorothy Cooper, Robert Garland, Gerald Gardner, Dee Caruso, Dave Evans, Oliver Wolcott, John C. Lamonte, Warren S. Murray, Steven Pritzker, Betty Bonaduce, Joseph Bonaduce, Gary Belkin, Alan J. Levitt, Lee Karson, Marvin Kaplan, Treva Silverman, Ernest Kinoy, John D.F. Black, Roland Wolpert, Paul Wayne, Sandy Baron, Bill Cosby, Rick Mittleman, Gail Parent, Kenny Solms, Lou Shaw, Stan Daniels

Creators

Bill Cosby, Ed. Weinberger, Michael Zagor

Cast

Bill Cosby Chet Kincaid
Lee Weaver Brian Kincaid
Joyce Bulifant Mrs. Marsha Patterson
Olga James Verna Kincaid
Bruce Garrick Bruce
Beah Richards Rose Kincaid
Robert Rockwell Tom Bennett
Hilly Hicks Eddie Tucker
Dick Balduzzi Mr. Green
Elsa Lanchester Mrs. Wochuk
Parley Baer Mr. Tyler
Gloria Foster Dolores Winters
George Spell Raymond Carter
Fred Pinkard Mr. Kincaid, Sr.
William Wintersole Mr. Halperin
Sid McCoy Mr. Langford
San Christopher Helen McGinn
Donald Livingston Roger Kincaid
Paul Jackson Harold Winters
Jill Haney Carolyn Winters

Producers

Editors

Diane Adler, John A. Martinelli, Anthony Ippolito, Ralph James Hall, Peter Colbert

1970EmmyOutstanding Comedy Series Nominated
1970EmmyOutstanding New Series Nominated
1970EmmyOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series Nominated
1970EmmyOutstanding Achievement in Music Composition - For a Series or a Single Program of a Series (In Its First Year Only) Nominated
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