Shortly after disgraced comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault against Andrea Constand, Bounce TV has moved in to scrub repeats of his classic 1980s sitcom The Cosby Show.
“Effective immediately, Bounce is removing The Cosby Show from our schedule,” the digital network, owned by Katz Broadcasting, said in a statement.
Bounce TV, which airs a mix of original and acquired programming geared toward African American viewers, had been carrying The Cosby Show reruns since 2016. The sitcom, once ubiquitous on broadcast stations and cable networks as evergreen syndicated programming, started disappearing from the airwaves when the current wave of sexual assault accusations against the TV star started in 2015. He is now facing up to 30 years in prison.
The series is still available for streaming on Amazon. It is unclear whether the SVOD platform will remove it from its lineup.