Bounce network pulls 'Cosby Show' reruns after comedian's conviction

Bounce network pulls 'Cosby Show' reruns after comedian's conviction
Bounce pulled reruns of Bill Cosby's sitcom, "The Cosby Show," from its schedule Thursday afternoon. (Source: Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Navy/Scott King)

ATLANTA (WCSC) - The Bounce network announced it has pulled "The Cosby Show" from its broadcast schedule effective immediately.

The announcement came hours after Bill Cosby was convicted Thursday of drugging and molesting Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004.

The network says reruns of Cosby's groundbreaking sitcom will be replaced with "The Hughleys" in a message sent to its affiliates Thursday afternoon.

Bounce Charleston, Live 5 WCSC's digital subchannel, is a Bounce network affiliate. Founded by Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III, Bounce is the first 24-7 broadcast network geared towards African-Americans.

Bounce Charleston can be found over the air at WCSC 5.2; and on Comcast Cable channel 212, WOW channel 146, Time Warner Cable channel 111, and Home channel 116.

WCSC launched Bounce Charleston on Sept. 26, 2011.

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