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The Cosby Show Producer Opens Up Amidst The Bill Cosby Rape Allegations

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Bill Cosby's former producer speaks out about separating 'The Cosby Show' from the controversy.

With allegations mounting against Bill Cosby, his former producer is hoping The Cosby Show's reputation won't crumble like that of its star.

Tom Werner is speaking out about the scandal surrounding the 78-year-old, who is accused of sexually assaulting — and sometimes drugging — over 40 women throughout the course of his career.

[ Photo: 35 Of Bill's Alleged Victims Took Part In A Powerful Magazine Cover ]

While the producer didn't want to comment on the comedian specifically, he did want to address what this could mean for the popular program.

Tom hopes that, in spite of the controversy surrounding its titular actor, The Cosby Show is still perceived with positivity, saying:

"The legacy of the show is obviously very important to me, because the show was a groundbreaking show and it portrayed a middle-class African American family in a very positive way. It had a lot of stories that resonated with families because people watched it together. Obviously it's a challenging time for Bill Cosby and a challenging time for the show, but I'm hoping that people will still be able to watch the show and identify with the Huxtables."

This is one of the first times the TV exec has spoken on the subject. He also released a statement about Bill back in November.

What do U think, Perezcious readers? Do the allegations against Bill change the way you think of the iconic Cosby Show? SOUND OFF in the comments!

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LeBron James Plans On Producing His Very Own Sitcom!

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lebron james teams up with starz to launch his own tv series

On the basketball court, there really isn't anything LeBron James CAN'T do!

But we'll have to see if he has the same touch in show business!!

The 2-time NBA champ is reportedly teaming up with Starz to create his very own sitcom called Survivor's Remorse.

The series will follow two people from Philadelphia who find themselves in the spotlight, and it will show how they adjust to the fame and how it affects their relationships with their friends who are still struggling to make ends meet.

Um, which part of that is supposed to be funny??

To get his show off the ground, LeBron has recruited the help of actor Mike O'Malley and Tom Werner, who has helped produce successful programs like Roseanne and The Cosby Show!

While the pieces certainly seem to be falling in place, there's currently no premiere date set, so we'll have to wait and see if LeBron truly is the next Jerry Seinfeld!

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