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A Different World
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Cast of 'A Different World'

  • Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable
  • Kadeem Hardison as Dwayne Cleophus Wayne
  • Jasmine Guy as Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne
  • Dawnn Lewis as Jaleesa Vinson Taylor
  • Darryl M. Bell as Ronald ``Ron'' Johnson
  • Sinbad as Walter Oakes
  • Charnele Brown as Kimberly ``Kim'' Reese
  • Cree Summer as Winifred ``Freddie'' Brooks

A Different World

Denise Huxtable is in ``a different world'' -- predominantly black Hillman College -- in this popular ``Cosby Show'' spinoff. A sophomore, Denise shares her quarters with divorced freshman Jaleesa and naive Maggie, one of Hillman's few white students. Other Hillman students include Whitley, a Southern belle full of attitude; Dwayne, a math major, and his best friend, Ron; and Col. Taylor, aka ``Dr. War.''

Premiere:
Sep 24, 1987
Original Network:
NBC
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Great X-Pectations

S06, E22  (First Aired: Jul. 9, 1993)
Terrell (Patrick Y. Malone) is caught with a handgun in the classroom; Spencer (Michael Ralph) proposes to Kim.
  • Thu 8/25
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

College Kid

S06, E24 
Ex-baseball great Langston Paige (Billy Dee Williams) leases part of his home to the college kids.
  • Thu 8/25
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

A Rock, a River, a Lena

S06, E25 
Lena visits Hillman College to dedicate a scholarship in her grandmother's name.
  • Fri 8/26
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Reconcilable Differences

S01, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1987)
Denise begins her sophomore year at Hillman and requests a room change, ending up with Whitley. She soon asks for another chance to room with Jaleesa.
  • Fri 8/26
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne