Bill Cosby has a lot of plans for the rest of his career, but the 76-year-old actor and comedian said there’s at least one thing he won’t be doing — a Cosby Show reunion.
The comedian is in the midst of a comedy tour that is appropriately titled “Far from Finished,” which has taken him across the United States. Meanwhile Cosby has seen a career revival of sorts. He just had his first televised comedy special in 30 years, and has talked about returning to television for a sitcom.
But that sitcom won’t involve bringing the Huxtables back to the small screen. In a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session this week, Cosby said those days are behind him now.
“No, thank you,” Cosby, 76, wrote. “Those people are too old now.”
But while Bill Cosby is content looking forward, his entire career is marked with milestones. Cosby broke televisions color barrier with I Spy, becoming the first African-American to star in a television series. He would go on to win three consecutive Emmy awards for the show, and would then win another Emmy for the animated series he created, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.
Cosby has a slew of honors, including Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest honor given to a civilian), the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award. Cosby also has seen five of his comedy albums go platinum and eight gold, winning five Grammy Awards along the way.
But the biggest mark Cosby made on the entertainment landscape was The Cosby Show. As the Democrat Star noted:
“Time magazine called the show ‘an encouraging sign of maturity in matters of race.’ Life magazine described the program as ‘a gentle, whimsical, warmhearted’ show whose ‘delicious ordinariness of its pleasures and tribulations has given millions a fresh, laughter-splashed perspective on their own domestic lives.'”
But with Bill Cosby squashing any hope of a reunion, the only place people will see Cliff Huxtable again is in reruns.