I've often had the same question in regards to the Cosby Show. Like many, I grew up on the Cosby Show and became fond of this family. So, to see that legacy tainted has been a bit hard to swallow. Perhaps Soraya Nadia McDonald provides a solution:

The only way to ameliorate that anxiety is to keep pumping more interesting black women and mothers into the cultural atmosphere.

I'm in favor of this. It would be cool to see more of these characters created by black women.