Is Tempestt Bledsoe calling an end to the reality TV? Maybe not but the former Cosby Show actress is hoping her new show with Anthony Anderson will bring some balance. At the Essence Music Festival held in New Orleans this weekend Tempestt who played middle sister Vanessa Huxtable recalled her years on the beloved family sitcom, “That show was my childhood.” She added, “It did so many things. It greatly influenced the kinds of projects I did. It helped form my core values, like my work ethic.”
This fall on NBC Tempestt and Anthony will star in “Guys with Kids,” calling the show a “positive black family on network television.”
“We just don’t have that right now, not on network television,” said Anderson, who has two children of his own. “Like the Cosby Show, this will be an opportunity to see the love, support, humor and beauty of a black family on TV.”
The show is produced by Jimmy Fallon and will also star Jamie-Lynn Sigler of “The Sopranos” and actors Zach Cregger and Jesse Bradford.