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Pulling reruns of old TV shows because of their stars' "behavior"

I wasn't really sure how to title this, and "behavior" isn't the word I want to use,  but here goes - First 7th Heaven and now The Cosby Show. I mean most of us remember that show fondly - BEFORE we knew what we know now. However, think about all of the other stars of TV shows - they are probably never what they seem to be. They are playing a character. We become attached to the character, not knowing (in most cases) the person in real life. 

 

I always admired (past tense) Bill Cosby, and I had a kind of crush on Stephen Collins. Who knew they would turn out to be such jerks?

 

But I don't think the reruns of their shows should be pulled off the air. They were still great shows, with other great actors starring in them. Let the viewers decide whether or not to watch them. 

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Re: Pulling reruns of old TV shows because of their stars' "behavior"

Don't the stars collect royalties from re-runs? Maybe that's the reason, people no longer want to financially support them.
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Re: Pulling reruns of old TV shows because of their stars' "behavior"

I will not watch ANYTHING with that disgusting Cosby but I thought pulling Dukes of Hazzard from rotation was stupid.

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Re: Pulling reruns of old TV shows because of their stars' "behavior"

I think consumers would respond negatively to advertisers who sponsor the shows.

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Re: Pulling reruns of old TV shows because of their stars' "behavior"

i never liked the Cosby show but i never cared for Bill C anyway, something about him creeped me out and the jello commercials too. 

 

they do make tons of money in syndication, but considering what he did to women, it is despicable. he should have thought of the consequences of his stupidity with his big head lol

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Re: Pulling reruns of old TV shows because of their stars' "behavior"

I've noticed two other Cosby series are still being rerun on cable channels.

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Re: Pulling reruns of old TV shows because of their stars' "behavior"

I don't know about the Cosby Show, but 7th Heaven reruns are back on now. 

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@SusieQ_2 wrote:

I don't know about the Cosby Show, but 7th Heaven reruns are back on now. 


****..and TLC still hasn't officially canceled the 19 children family.

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I understand why they might do it because they might
get bad press or trouble from viewers and sponsors
who don't mhave a good feeling
knowing what happened but I feel sorry for the rest of
the cast if they lose major royalties.


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Re: Pulling reruns of old TV shows because of their stars' "behavior"

I loved the Cosby show.  Our whole family loved that show...we never missed that one and Family Ties.  I think they were on the same night.

 

Anyway, I don't think I could ever watch re runs of Cosby again.  He WAS that show, despite the other characters' strong roles, and he turned out to be such an antithesis of his character on that show.  

 

 

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