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A Different World

In this spin-off from the popular sitcom The Cosby Show, Denise Huxtable enters her sophomore year at Hillman, alma mater of her parents and grandfather, where she moves into Gilbert Hall and shares a dorm room with 26-year-old Jaleesa Vinson and talkative new roommate Maggie Lauten. A show that follows the ups and downs of college students lives.

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06x22 Great X-Pectations Aired: Jul. 09, 1993

Dean Davenport gives her students an assignment to write a dialogue detailing what might have been said during the only meeting between Dr. Martin …

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A Different World is Canceled/Ended
The show had 6 seasons and 144 episodes air between 1987 and 1993.

Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Sep. 24, 1987
Status:
Canceled/Ended
Runtime:
30 min.
Aired:
1987 - 1993
To-Date:
6 Seasons
144 Episodes
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

Series Fun Facts

More Trivia
  • Mr Gaines is a veteran of World War II, however Lou Myers who played him was born the year the war ended in 1945.
  • Darryl M. Bell appeared as Ron throughout the first season, but didn't become a regular until the show's second season.
  • Lisa Bonet left the show because she was pregnant and the writers could not write around this or exclude her from many scenes or episodes, as she was supposed to be the main character.

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