Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 24, 1987
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
Genre

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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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06x25 College Kid Aired: Jul. 08, 1993

Lena, Gina, Charmaine, Dorian and Terrell decide to rent a house together. While seeing the temperamental landlord about a plumbing problem, …

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The show had 6 seasons and 144 episodes air between 1987 and 1993.

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  • Diahann Carroll received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of the glamorous socialite Marion Gilbert on the show.
  • Producer Debbie Allen made a handful of acting appearances on the show playing a Campus Therapist.
  • Alfonso Ribeiro was originally set to reprise his role as Zach Duncan as a series regular but chose to do The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air instead.
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