Pivotal Sitcoms in TV History
The Boston Globe
DEBUTED: 1984, NBC LEGACY: Portrayed an upper-middleclass black family; triggered a raft of sitcoms built around stand-up comics.
The Cosby Show
DEBUTED: 1984, NBC

LEGACY: Portrayed an upper-middleclass black family; triggered a raft of sitcoms built around stand-up comics.
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