NBC Cancels Upcoming Bill Cosby Sitcom Network acts in wake of rape allegations By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Nov 19, 2014 1:07 PM CST 79 comments Comments Bill Cosby poses for a portrait in New York last year. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File) (Newser) – The Bill Cosby train wreck continues: NBC has canceled plans for a new family comedy with its one-time star, reports AP. The move comes after yet another rape allegation, this one from actress Janice Dickinson. It wasn't clear how far along the NBC project was, with the Hollywood Reporter saying that the network had never gotten a final script. Cosby was expected to play another "family patriarch" type of role, one that revolved around three married daughters. An NBC spokesperson would say only that it's "no longer under development." The network's move follows a decision by Netflix to scrap its own Cosby project.