Cosby show next year
The Bill Cosby comeback isn't just talk, rumor, and innuendo any longer. A new sitcom starring the Philly comic as the head of a large (and hopefully happy) family may premiere as early as next summer.
Actual, real-life scribes are writing scripts for the "classic, extended-family sitcom," NBC suits said Sunday. The Cosby Show, which aired from 1984 to 1992, is credited by historians as one of the shows that saved NBC from ruin.
Meredith Vieira owns up
Meredith Vieira, 60, stood up in front of TV critics Monday and admitted she's afraid.
She was talking about her new job, hosting the new syndicated daytime gabfest The Meredith Vieira Show this fall. The prospect, she said, is "really scary." After all, two of her esteemed colleagues, Jane Pauley and Katie Couric, failed at their return to daytime broadcast TV.