In a span of 24 hours, Bill Cosby has managed to complete a hat trick worth a million points on the struggle scoreboard. After being dropped from Netflix and NBC, TV Land is also cleansing their operation of The Cosby Show, amid the onslaught of rape allegations that have been tough to ignore.
TV Land has decided “The Cosby Show” isn’t worth the risk, so it’s quietly killing the show’s presence on it’s website.
The website allows users to watch video clips of the show and get info about air dates, but on Wednesday the network deactivated all of the “Cosby” links. If you click the link now, it takes you to an error page.
As for running the show on the network, the next scheduled airing is Sunday. We contacted the network to find out if the show will run and we got a “no comment.” Given what they’ve just done with their website, we take that as a NO.
This comes on the heels of Netflix and Comedy Central choosing not to air Cosby specials, in the wake of the rape allegations that have resurfaced.
A spokesperson for TV Land also confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that the show has been pulled from syndication on the network. Now, Mr. Cosby’s alleged behavior is affecting the paychecks of his former castmates.
Despite all the controversy, TMZ has found that three of Cosby’s upcoming shows in the Bahamas, Melbourne, FL and Las Vegas are all nearly sold out with no expectations to be cancelled.