Episodes: 201 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 20, 1984 — April 30, 1992
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Tempestt Bledsoe, Lisa Bonet, Raven-Symone, Sabrina Le Beauf, Geoffrey Owens, Earle Hyman, and Deon Richmond.
TV show description:
The most popular sitcom of the 1980s which helped to reinvigorate the genre.
The series follows the Huxtable family, an upper-middle class family from Brooklyn, New York. Playful obstetrician Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable (Bill Cosby) and his eloquent and elegant attorney wife Clair (Phylicia Rashad) run their household and raise their five children with humor, patience and love.
The Huxtable kids are sensible Sondra (Sabrina Le Beauf), rebellious Denise (Lisa Bonet), uninspired Theodore “Theo” (Malcolm-Jamal Warner), overly dramatic Vanessa (Tempestt Bledsoe), and adorable Rudith “Rudy (Keshia Knight Pulliam).
As time goes on, the family expands to include Elvin Tibideaux (Geoffrey Owens), Pam Tucker (Erika Alexander), and Martin and Olivia Kendall (Joseph C. Phillips and Raven Symone).