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Bill Cosby shows list, ranked best to worst, including images of the shows when available. These TV series made by TV creator Bill Cosby are listed by popularity, so only the best shows will be at the top of the list. This series list includes any shows that Bill Cosby co-created and maybe served as an executive producer on. This list of television shows features programs produced, written, adapted by and helmed primarily by Bill Cosby. This list answers the question, "What shows did Bill Cosby create?"
The Cosby Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bill Cosby Shows and TV Series
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The Cosby Show


The Cosby Show is an American television sitcom starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable family, an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York. According to TV Guide, the show "was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s, and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes". Entertainment Weekly stated that The Cosby Show helped to make possible a larger variety of shows with a predominantly African-American cast, from In Living Color to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The Cosby Show was based on comedy routines in Cosby's stand-up act, which in turn were ...more

Actors: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Keshia Knight Pulliam

Premiered: 1984

Number of Seasons: 8

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#56 on The Funniest TV Shows of All Time

#4 on The Most Important TV Sitcoms

#96 on The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

#6 on The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s

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Cosby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bill Cosby Shows and TV Series
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Cosby


Cosby is an American situation comedy television series broadcast on CBS from September 16, 1996, to April 28, 2000, loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave. The program stars Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashād, who previously worked with Cosby in the 1984–1992 NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. Madeline Kahn portrayed their neighbor, Pauline, until her death in 1999. ...more

Actors: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Doug E. Doug

Premiered: 1996

Number of Seasons: 4

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#42 on The Best CBS Shows of All Time

#25 on The Best CBS Comedies of All Time

#45 on The Greatest Black Sitcoms of All Time

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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bill Cosby Shows and TV Series
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Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids is an animated series created, produced, and hosted by comedian Bill Cosby, who also lent his voice to a number of characters, including Fat Albert himself. Filmation was the production company for the series. The show premiered in 1972 and ran until 1985. The show, based on Cosby's remembrances of his childhood gang, centered on Albert, and his friends. The show features an educational lesson in each episode, emphasized by Cosby's live-action segments. In addition, at the end of the early episodes, the gang typically gathers in their North Philadelphia junkyard to play a song on their cobbled-together instruments, summarizing the show's lesson. ...more

Actors: Bill Cosby, Gerald Edwards, Erika Scheimer

Premiered: 1972

Number of Seasons: 8

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#51 on The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time

#94 on The Greatest Cartoon Theme Songs of All Time

#49 on The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids

#14 on The Best, Most Fab Cartoons from the 70s

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A Different World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bill Cosby Shows and TV Series
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A Different World


A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in the state of Virginia. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert and mathematics whiz Dwayne Wayne. The series frequently depicted members of the major historically black fraternities and sororities. While it was a spin-off from The Cosby Show, A Different World typically addressed issues that were avoided by The Cosby Show writers. One episode that ...more

Actors: Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy

Premiered: 1987

Number of Seasons: 6

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#38 on The Best TV Spinoffs

#53 on The Best Sitcoms of the 1980s

#33 on The Best NBC Comedies of All Time

#4 on TV Shows Most Loved by African-Americans

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