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Premiere September 16, 1996
Finale April 28, 2000
Creator Dennis Klein (developer)
Based on One Foot in the Grave by David Renwick
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company The Carsey-Werner Company,
Bill Cosby
Distributor Carsey-Werner Distribution
Seasons 4
Episodes 95
Origin USA

Cosby is a sitcom that aired on CBS. The series is based on the UK program One Foot in the Grave.

Cosby portrayed grumpy Hilton Lucas, a New York City man forced into early (and unwanted) retirement from his job as an airline customer service agent. His wife Ruth was played by Phylicia Rashad. The couple had one daughter, Erica Lucas. Griffin Vesey was a foster son the Lucas family took in when he was younger. Griffin occasionally tried to win Erica's affections, but they decided just to remain friends.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Bill Cosby Hilton Lucas 1 2 3 4
Phylicia Rashad Ruth Lucas 1 2 3 4
Doug E. Doug Griffin Vesey 1 2 3 4
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh Erica Lucas 1 2 3 4
Madeline Kahn Pauline Fox 1 2 3
Darien Sills-Evans Darien Hall 4


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One September 16, 1996 May 19, 1997 25
Season Two September 15, 1997 May 18, 1998 24
Season Three September 21, 1998 May 17, 1999 25
Season Four September 29, 1999 April 28, 2000 21


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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