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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
  • During the final season, the theme song was performed by R&B Group Boys II Men.
  • Marisa Tomei(Maggie)absence after the first season was never explained.
  • The show was revamped for the second season not only due to Lisa Bonet's departure, but also in response to criticism that the show didn't accurately depict a historically black college, or…
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    The show was revamped for the second season not only due to Lisa Bonet's departure, but also in response to criticism that the show didn't accurately depict a historically black college, or college life in general. Debbie Allen, who was named producer prior to season two, began to draw on her own experiences as a graduate of Howard University to add to the show. In addition, Allen and the show's writing staff would make annual visits to Historically Black Colleges to research campus life, issues and events and employ those factors in the series.
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