HOORAY! Today is a great day in our home… thanks to Bill Cosby.
The comedian’s efforts to improve education have made my 3-year-old daughter’s day. She is a huge fan of Cosby’s animated series “Little Bill,” which used to air weekdays on Nickelodeon and Sunday mornings on CBS. The show was yanked about a year ago and my daughter was devastated. She loved watching “Little Bill’s” adventures with his hamster “Elephant” and his friend “Andrew.” Then one day—BAM! He was gone.
I searched the Internet and no luck. “Little Bill” was gone (save for some video games on the Nick Jr. site). Then, today I found out that Cosby has spent the past few months lobbying to get the show back on TV. The legendary entertainer has been a long standing advocate of education and the education reform act No Child Left Behind. As such Cosby has made some hard-hitting remarks our country’s high school dropout rate (in some cities it’s as high as 75%). The actor once noted: “While the behinds are moving forward, some of the minds are left behind.”
Well, it looks as though Cosby’s crusade worked. It is with great pleasure that I welcome “Little Bill” back to TV. The show now airs weekdays on Noggin at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. EDT. And will be broadcast at 1:30 p.m. EDT on the weekends.
According to CW network executives, Fed-Ex may soon have a permanent gig on “One Tree Hill.” Federline is currently playing a cocky rock-star in a multi-episode arc. But, now the show’s creator says the embattled father of two has done such a great job with the role, he’s considering making Federline’s character a regular fixture on the series.
Warning: Watch for some serious Federline head welling if that happens.