Malcolm-Jamal Warner Wonders Why '7th Heaven' Is Still on the Air and 'The Cosby Show' Isn't

Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is trying to figure out why “The Cosby Show” is off the air, while other shows rocked by scandal, like “7th Heaven,” are still in syndication.

The topic came up while Warner was visiting “The Real” for an interview set to air on Monday, March 7.


When Jeannie Mai asked how Malcolm felt about “The Cosby Show” reruns being pulled, he answered, “I feel several different ways. Um, one, because the show was taken off the air, it’s literally taking money out of my pocket. So I got my own personal feelings about that, because it personally affects me.”

He continued, “But even outside of that, um, you know, you just look at how the media is playing this whole thing out. And I can’t help but think about Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, Stephen Collins, um, who it’s very clear… you know, the crimes they’ve committed, but there’s no one that, you know, has been calling for Woody’s movies to be pulled off the air. Roman Polanski is still celebrated. Uh, Stephen Collins’ show still comes on. So it’s just interesting how it’s very unbalanced. They were trying to take Mr. Cosby’s star off the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And I am in no position to defend him because I can’t. Um, but nor will I throw him under the bus.”

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