NBC Scraps Cosby Project and TV Land Pulls ‘Cosby Show’ From Lineup Amid Assault Allegations

NEW YORK (AP) – NBC has scrapped a Bill Cosby comedy that was under development and TV Land will stop airing reruns of “The Cosby Show,” moves that came a day after another woman came forward claiming that the once-beloved comic had sexually assaulted her. NBC spokeswoman Rebecca Marks said Wednesday the Cosby sitcom “is […]

NBC Gabby/Gymnastic Chimp Gaffe Ignites Firestorm of Criticism

LONDON – Pairing network applause for Black gymnast Gabby Douglas with a grinning monkey on gymnastic rings to promote a new show was not an intentional slap at the pixie-like Virginia Beach, Va.-born athlete’s historic Olympic Games performance, NBC said Aug. 3. “The spot promoting ‘Animal Practice,’ which has run three times previously, is one […]