Guy Hanks is a criminologist who works for the New York Police Department. After winning the lottery, he retires. But feeling bored, he occasionally returns to help his friends, Detective Adam Sully and M.E. John Chapman, in tough cases.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
James Naughton ...  Det. Sully 18 episodes, 1994-1995
Bill Cosby ...  Guy Hanks 18 episodes, 1994-1995
Yasiin Bey ...  Dante 16 episodes, 1994-1995
Rita Moreno ...  Angie Corea 16 episodes, 1994-1995
Lynn Whitfield ...  Barbara Lorenz 15 episodes, 1994-1995
Robert Stanton ...  M.E. John Chapman 14 episodes, 1994-1995
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Guy Hanks is a criminologist who works for the New York Police Department. After winning the lottery, he retires. But feeling bored, he occasionally returns to help his friends, Detective Adam Sully and M.E. John Chapman, in tough cases.

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Release Date:

21 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (19 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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The series was developed by William Link ("Columbo," "Murder, She Wrote") for Bill Cosby after Cosby expressed interest in doing a mystery series. See more »

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I thought that it was a great show.
7 August 2012 | by barrysfavoriteSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed The Cosby Mysteries. The cast was outstanding and the mysteries were fun. The characters were all slightly eccentric but the relationships were very real. Each episode was a mystery but the relationships were equally as important to the stories as the who did its. I think that this show may have been way before its time. To me, it had a very similar vibe as "Bored to Death" another great mystery series that was on HBO more than twenty years after The Cosby Mysteries. I am sorry that more people didn't find The Cosby Mysteries as enjoyable as I did. Perhaps Mr. Cosby will revisit this one day and it will reach a wider audience and be as popular as I think that it deserved to be.


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