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NBC reaches a deal on new Bill Cosby comedy

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Bill Cosby is returning to television.

EW has confirmed that NBC has made a deal for an untitled family comedy starring Cosby and written by Mike O’Malley. According to Deadline, the show will follow Cosby as Jonathan Franklin, “a patriarch of a multi-generational family who shares his many years of wit, wisdom and experience to help his daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren navigate their complicated modern lives.”

The show is reportedly being eyed for summer or fall of 2015 with O’Malley set to executive produce alongside Mike Sikowitz.

Originally posted August 6 2014 — 8:06 PM EDT

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