Bill Cosby

Ebony’s Cracked Huxtables Cover Ignites a Mix of Praise and Outcry

It's a testament to the power of Ebony's latest cover, posted yesterday, that its design has simultaneously sparked fierce outrage and wild applause. The magazine's November issue highlights black families, and the front image is a fractured picture of the fictitious but influential Huxtable family—notably led by the now-embattled Bill Cosby.

The Last 2 Networks Airing Bill Cosby’s Shows Have Now Pulled Them

As news broke that Bill Cosby had admitted to supplying drugs to young women he intended to have sex with, two more networks are severing ties with him. Bounce announced today that it will stop airing Cosby—a sitcom that aired on CBS from 1996 to 2000—"effective immediately." The network had no further comment. 

Throwback Thursday: Bill Cosby, O.J. Simpson, Playboy Bunnies and a Tennis Tournament

Yes, it really happened: Bill Cosby played O.J. Simpson in a celebrity tennis tournament attended by shapely women in bunny outfits. This ad announcing the festivities—the Cosby Celebrity Challenge—appeared in Playboy in 1981, decades before widespread allegations of sexual abuse would make the subject of Cosby and young women the ickiest story of our time.

Resurgent NBC Sets Sights on Two Remaining Weak Spots: Thursdays and Comedies

When NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt started at the network in 2011, things looked bleak. NBC has now clawed its way back to first place in the 18-49 demographic, thanks to Sunday Night Football, The Voice and hits like The Blacklist.

Cosby Show Retrospective Quietly Pulled From Rebranded TV Guide Network’s Lineup

TV Guide isn't the only once-beloved brand that Pop exec Brad Schwartz had to jettison from the network's relaunch. An hour-long program featuring Bill Cosby and going behind the scenes of The Cosby Show—announced back in October as pa

#TBT: ‘Come Home to NBC’ With Michael J. Fox and Betty White in These ’80s Promos

NBC was on top of the television universe in the late '80s, with an arsenal of TV's most-watched shows, including The Cosby Show, Cheers, Family Ties and The Golden Girls. So the network had plenty of big guns to bring out each year as it put together its colossal promo for the new fall season.

How Bill Cosby Went From TV’s ‘Most Persuasive’ Pitchman to Its Most Radioactive

Three years ago, as Bill Cosby prepared to be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame as the first winner of the President's Award for Contributions to Advertising, he spoke with Adweek about the honor.

6 Keys to Conquering SXSW

Austin’s SXSW is never about just one thing, it’s about one more thing. Brands look to outdo each other, startups look to outshine each other and parties look to be more epic than the last. Starting today with the interactive portion of the festival, Austin is a case study in the social media phenomenon of “fear of missing out,” or FOMO.

Miracle Whip Takes Its ‘Cause’ to Web

Kraft Foods’ Miracle Whip is shifting its “Keep an open mouth” campaign online with a series of deadpan videos from mcgarrybowen that mimic the look and feel of public service ads.