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.
Last Episode06x22 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 …
- Dwayne Cleophus Wayne
- Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne
- Ronald 'Ron' Johnson
- Kimberly 'Kim' Reese
- Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks
Series Fun Facts
- In the party scene during the "Good Help Is Hard To Find" episode, airing November 8, 1990, the song heard in the background is "Try Me" from the debut album of Jasmine Guy.
- Even after Lisa Bonet had left the series, there was still a certain amount of interplay between this show and The Cosby Show. Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet and Joseph C. Phillips appear on an…
[show]Even after Lisa Bonet had left the series, there was still a certain amount of interplay between this show and The Cosby Show. Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Bonet and Joseph C. Phillips appear on an episode during the 1990-1991 season when Dwayne comes to visit Denise. Rashad is also the sister of frequent episode director Debbie Allen. In the 1987-1988 season, Rudy Huxtable(played by Keshia Knight Pulliam)came to Hillman College to visit Denise. In 1992, a character from the late years of The Cosby show (Charmaine Brown, played by Karen Malina White) joined the cast of A Different World, as a new student at Hillman College.
- The name of the Virginia town Hillman was located in was never clearly identified, though was said to be either in or just outside of Richmond.