The Cosby Show is credited with lifting a third-place network into commanding leadership, advancing the image of black families, being the object of the greatest syndication barter deal in history, and reviving the sitcom genre. Fuller considers this popular TV show historically, economically, politically, legally, and socioculturally.His gamble went even further when he decided to pit The Cosby Show on Thursday nights in an 8 p.m. time slot against CBSa#39;s venerable Magnum, P.I. Cosby handpicked his cast, and then set out to put together the six episodes NBC ordered; the network ... Within two months of the showa#39;s premiere, the New York Times labeled The Cosby Show aquot;this seasona#39;s prime- time phenomenonaquot; (S. Smith, 1984, p.
|Title||:||The Cosby Show|
|Author||:||Linda K. Fuller|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 1992-01-01|