This Friday, NBC's Dateline will feature a joint interview with 27 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault — marking the first time that roughly half the comedian's accusers have joined together simultaneously to discuss the issue.
Headed up by NBC News national correspondent Kate Snow, the one-hour "The Cosby Accusers Speak" special will air at 9 p.m. on Friday.
In addition to speaking with the 27 previously named accusers, Snow also sat down for a separate discussion with a group of several "Jane Does" who came forward anonymously in 2005 and agreed to relay their accusations under oath as part of a court case. But because that case was settled, they never got to testify.
Also appearing on the special will be attorney Gloria Allred, who represents many of the women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault.
This, however, is not the first time the television world has focused its sights on the Cosby scandal. Last month, A&E produced "Cosby: The Women Speak," which featured interviews with 12 of Cosby's accusers.
Currently, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office is reviewing a case against Cosby in which model Chloe Goins claims to have been assaulted in 2008. California maintains a 10-year statute of limitations for rape accusations, and a six-year statute for those regarding other sex crimes.
He is also seeking a top Philadelphia-area criminal defense lawyer in connection with Andrea Constand's 2005 case, indicating that the comedian may expect that he could soon face charges in that instance.
To date, Cosby has never been charged in connection with the sexual assault allegations against him.