POP TV president Brad Schwartz wasn’t prepared to answer what the network would do if it aired “Cosby Show” reruns amid the sexual assault allegations currently swirling around Bill Cosby.
A rebrand of TV Guide Network, POP TV’s new programming draws heavily upon ’80s and ’90s culture and could conceivably air repeats of “The Cosby Show.” One reporter asked the executive how he would handle such a situation.
“I don’t want to dodge the answer,” Schwartz told reporters during Friday’s Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena. “I have to think about it.”
But, then he recalled that TVGN had previously pulled reruns of “Seventh Heaven” after its star, Stephen Collins, was accused of sexually molesting minors in October. A reporter asked him to explain that decision.
For now, that’s not something with which he’ll have to deal. Its syndicated reruns slate currently includes “90210” and “Melrose Place.”