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‘Cosby Show’ reruns getting pulled from air in wake of guilty verdict
Reruns of “The Cosby Show” are getting yanked from the air in the wake of Bill Cosby‘s guilty verdict, according to reports.
The Atlanta-based network Bounce TV has decided to scrub all repeat episodes from its schedule following Thursday’s court decision.
“Effective immediately, Bounce is removing ‘The Cosby Show,’” the network said in a statement to multiple media outlets.
Cosby starred in the award-winning sitcom for eight seasons, with TV guide calling it the “biggest hit” of the 1980s. The now-disgraced comedian was convicted of sexual assault on Thursday.
Bounce began running reruns of “The Cosby Show” in early 2015 after acquiring it in a multi-network deal, along with several other sitcoms, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The rights to Cosby’s spinoff, “A Different World,” were also obtained — and the show still airs on the network today.
Bounce had previously scrapped episodes of the comedian’s 1990s CBS series, “Cosby,” in 2015 when the sexual assault allegations against him first surfaced.
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