NBC scraps plans for new Cosby series

Bill Cosby, pictured in September 2014. Ethan Miller / Getty Images

TORONTO — NBC has reportedly pulled the plug on a planned comedy series starring Bill Cosby.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network decided to scrap the untitled show, in which Cosby was set to play the father of three married daughters with children. It was set to debut next year.

The move comes as rape allegations against Cosby resurface.

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Barbara Bowman, Joan Tarshis and Janice Dickinson have all recently given interviews in which they allege the former Cosby Show star sexually assaulted them.

Ontario resident Andrea Constand settled out of court with Cosby in 2006 after she filed a lawsuit against him alleging sexual assault.

The 77-year-old star has not been charged with any crime and, through his lawyer, has said he will not discuss “decade-old, discredited” claims.

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Netflix announced Tuesday it was postponing its Cosby stand-up special, scheduled to premiere Nov. 27. It did not provide an explanation.

In Canada, the Comedy network announced it will not be airing Bill Cosby: Far From Finished on Nov. 30.

Cosby is scheduled to perform Jan. 7 in Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 8 in London, Ont. and Jan. 9 in Hamilton, Ont.

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