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The Bill Cosby Show

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The Bill Cosby Show
Bill Cosby Show opening.jpg
Premiere September 14, 1969
Finale March 21, 1971
Creator Ed. Weinberger,
Michael Zagor,
Bill Cosby
Network/Provider NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Jemmin, Inc.
Distributor Sandy Frank Film Syndication (until 1985)
Peter Rodgers Organization (1985– )
Seasons 2
Episodes 52
Origin USA

The Bill Cosby Show is a sitcom that aired on NBC.

In this light-hearted sitcom, Cosby played the role of Chet Kincaid, a physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school, a bachelor, and an average cool guy trying to earn a living and help people out along the way. The show entertained with intelligent character studies and plausible, real-life situations, conveyed in the classic Cosby style.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Bill Cosby Chet Kincaid 1 2
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Lee Weaver Brian Kincaid 1 2
Olga James Verna Kincaid 1 2
Lillian Randolph Rose Kincaid 1
Beah Richards 2
Joyce Bulifant Mrs. Marsha Peterson 1 2
Sid McCoy Mr. Langford 1 2
Joseph Perry Max Waltz 1 2
Fred Pinkard Mr. Kincaid 1 2
Robert Rockwell Tom Bennett 1 2
Kim Weston Jenny Ruskin 1 2


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 14, 1969 April 5, 1970 26
Season Two September 13, 1970 March 21, 1971 26


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season One August 22, 2006 4


Season Two
Shout Factory! Store exclusive
April 20, 2010 4

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