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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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Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

S02, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 9, 1989)
Couples at Hillman College experience broken hearts and discord as Valentine's Day approaches.
  • Thu 9/29
  • 1:30AM-2:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

For She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage

S02, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1989)
Whitley's mother (Diahann Carroll) is determined to find a boyfriend for her daughter.
  • Thu 9/29
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

It's Greek to Me

S02, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1989)
Dwayne and Ron's friendship is strained after they pledge a fraternity.
  • Thu 9/29
  • 2:30AM-3:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

High Anxiety

S02, E18  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1989)
Kim takes on too many responsibilities; Mr. Gaines (Lou Myers) moves in with Col. Taylor (Glynn Turman).
  • Wed 10/5
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Take This Job and Love It

S02, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 16, 1989)
Kim gets Whitley a job at the Pit to help pay for the car she damaged.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

No Means No

S02, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 30, 1989)
Dwayne fears Freddie may face date rape when she goes out with an aggressive athlete (Taimak).
  • Wed 10/5
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Citizen Wayne

S02, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 27, 1989)
Ron claims that Dwayne has Jesse Jackson's endorsement for student government president.
  • Wed 10/5
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

There's No Place Like Home

S02, E22  (First Aired: May. 4, 1989)
As the semester comes to an end, students make plans for the summer.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Strangers on a Plane

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1989)
Whitley encounters a new Dwayne on the plane ride back to school.
  • Wed 10/12
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne