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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21 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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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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Mindblowing
15 October 2006 | by mad_hair60See all my reviews

I can assure you I went into this show not expecting much, but what I was left with was so brilliantly devious that I could not stop smiling or talking about it until it aired again the next week, when my smile would only grow wider until it became injuriously wide. I needed jaw surgery shortly thereafter.

The mysteries on this show (The Cosby Mysteries) feature Cosby. Obviously. However, in a shockingly post-modern turn of non-customary non-post-modernity, Cosby doesn't actually play himself, but Guy Fawkes, a detective who looks remarkably like Bill Cosby. He is joined by Most Deaf, a popular Rapper (apparently) who is an unpopular actor.

In every show, Fawkes solves a mystery which is usually so complex, so brilliant and so shocking that I shake my head and cry out at the top of my voice, "That Bill Cosby should be president!" I implore you all to watch this series. It is rarely on.


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