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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

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  • Originally, the character of Whitley was to only appear in just the pilot. However, she became so popular that not only did she become a regular, but it helped to make Jasmine Guy the star of…
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    Originally, the character of Whitley was to only appear in just the pilot. However, she became so popular that not only did she become a regular, but it helped to make Jasmine Guy the star of the show.
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  • The nickname of the Hillman athletic teams was The Falcons.
  • Whitley's father Mercer Gilbert had been played by 3 different actors Conroy Gedeon, Kenneth Washington and Ron O'Neal. Ron O'Neal also played a different character before he played Whitley's father.

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