(CNN) — So NBC has signed Bill Cosby for a new sitcom.
The 76-year-old comedian is slated to play the patriarch of a multigenerational family, NBC told CNN on Wednesday.
A network representative did not elaborate on anything else involving the show.
No doubt, NBC is hoping this version of Cos brings back memories of his eight-year run as the gruff but warmhearted Dr. Cliff Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” — and not the failed gumshoe of “The Cosby Mysteries,” which lasted one season in 1994-95, or the cranky retiree of “Cosby” (1996-2000), which started out strong but sank quickly in the ratings.
The return of Cosby coincides with other figures from the ’80s and early ’90s making their return to prime time in one way or another. Michael J. Fox has been heading a clan on “The Michael J. Fox Show” since September, and Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos are reuniting for a yogurt commercial to air during the Super Bowl. (No word on whether the Olsen twins will be in tow.)