This decision comes on the heels of Netflix’s decision to drop Cosby’s comedy special.
The scandal surrounding Bill Cosby is starting to take a toll on his career. First, Netflix “postponed” his Thanksgiving comedy special. Now, NBC is canceling an upcoming comedy series that was going mark Cosby's triumphant return to television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cosby was slated to star in the as yet-untitled comedy where he was to play the family patriarch and father to three married daughters with children. NBC was aiming to debut the series in the summer or fall of 2015. But that will no longer be happening.
This decision comes after allegations have resurfaced that Cosby sexually assaulted several women dating all the way back to 1969. Since then, 15 women have made similar claims against the now 77-year-old comedian.
Supermodel Janice Dickinson is the latest victim to come forward. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she gave details about a night in 1982, when Cosby allegedly took advantage of her. “The next morning I woke up, and I wasn’t wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man,” she said. “… Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs.”
A representative for Cosby said that the rumors and accusations are false, but Cosby himself has refused to make any comments on the new and older allegations.