A Different World

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1987
A Different World is an American sitcom that aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993. The series originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in Virginia. read more
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A Different World is an American sitcom that aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993. The series originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in Virginia. It was inspired by student life at historically black colleges and universities. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert and math whiz Dwayne Wayne.

Original Release

09/24/1987 on NBC

Cast

Cree Summer Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks
Vernee Watson Carla Meyers
Loretta Devine Stevie Rallen
Marisa Tomei Maggie Lauten
Jasmine Guy Whitley Gilbert
Kadeem Hardison Dwayne Wayne
Mary Alice Leticia "Lettie" Bostic
Charnele Brown Kim Reese
Darryl M. Bell Ronald 'Ron' Johnson
Dawnn Lewis Jaleesa Vinson
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Honeymoon in L.A.: Part 1 Thursday, 24 September 1992
2 Honeymoon in L.A.: Part 2 Thursday, 01 October 1992
3 Interior Desecration Thursday, 08 October 1992
4 Somebody Say Ho! Thursday, 15 October 1992
5 Really Gross Anatomy Thursday, 22 October 1992
6 Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Axed Thursday, 29 October 1992
7 The Little Mister Thursday, 29 October 1992
8 Baby, It's Cold Outside Thursday, 05 November 1992
9 Faith, Hope, and Charity: Part 1 Thursday, 12 November 1992
10 Faith, Hope, and Charity: Part 2 Thursday, 12 November 1992
11 Original Teacher Thursday, 19 November 1992
12 Occupational Hazards Thursday, 03 December 1992
13 White Christmas Thursday, 17 December 1992
14 To Whit, with Love Thursday, 07 January 1993
15 Happy Birthday to Moi Thursday, 14 January 1993
16 Mind Your Own Business Thursday, 21 January 1993
17 Cabin in the Sky Thursday, 10 June 1993
18 Lean on Me Thursday, 27 May 1993
19 Dancing Machines Thursday, 03 June 1993
20 Great X-Pectations Thursday, 17 June 1993
21 Homey, Don't Ya Know Me? Thursday, 24 June 1993
22 A Rock, a River, a Lena Friday, 02 July 1993
23 College Kid Saturday, 10 July 1993
24 When One Door Closes...: Part 1 Saturday, 08 May 1993
25 When One Door Closes...: Part 2 Saturday, 08 May 1993
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Directors

Debbie Allen, Ellen Gittelsohn, Neema Barnette, Henry Chan, Glynn Turman, Kadeem Hardison, John Rago, David Blackwell, Henry Chan, Bruce M. Kerner, Peter Werner, Tony Singletary, Art Dielhenn, Michael Peters, Kim Friedman, Reggie Life, Otis Sallid, Matthew Diamond, John Whitesell, Jasmine Guy, Tom Werner, Rob Schiller, Jay Sandrich, Christopher Hibler

Writers

Bill Cosby, Susan Fales-Hill, Yvette Lee Bowser, Mimi Friedman, Jeanette Collins, Glenn Berenbeim, Thad Mumford, Cheryl Gard, Gary H. Miller, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Margie Peters, Judi Ann Mason, Kevin Kelton, Dominic Hoffman, Rob Edwards, Adriana Trigiani, Jasmine Guy, Jeffrey Duteil, Scott Spencer Gorden, Scott Sanders, Mike Scott, Kadeem Hardison, Orlando Jones, Ron Moseley, James E. West II, Daryl G. Nickens, David Felton, Leilani Downer, Deanne Stillman, Lenore G. Bunt, Lynn Bunt, Margo Kaufman, Alicia Marie Schudt, Perry Dance, Bud Wiser, Joe Fisch, Ilunga Adell, Karen Kennedy, Dara Marks, Alonzo B. Lamont, Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra, Gary Dontzig, Steven Peterman, Joe Gannon, Lissa Levin, John Markus

Creators

Bill Cosby

Cast

Cree Summer Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks
Vernee Watson Carla Meyers
Loretta Devine Stevie Rallen
Marisa Tomei Maggie Lauten
Jasmine Guy Whitley Gilbert
Kadeem Hardison Dwayne Wayne
Mary Alice Leticia "Lettie" Bostic
Charnele Brown Kim Reese
Darryl M. Bell Ronald 'Ron' Johnson
Dawnn Lewis Jaleesa Vinson
Lou Myers Vernon Gaines
Glynn Turman Colonel Bradford Taylor
Sinbad Coach Walter Oakes
Glynn Turman Colonel Brad Taylor
Jada Pinkett Smith Lena James
Ajai Sanders Gina Devereaux
Dawnn Lewis Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor
Charnele Brown Kimberly Reese
Cory Tyler Terrence Johann Taylor
Karen Malina White Charmaine Brown

Producers

Editors

Jim McQueen, Henry Chan, Gary Anderson

1991 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
1990 Emmy Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series Nominated
1989 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
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