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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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Honeymoon in L.A.

S06, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1992)
Whitley and Dwayne tell new students about their honeymoon in Los Angeles.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 179
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Honeymoon in L.A.

S06, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 1, 1992)
Whitley and Dwayne search for each other after being separated during their honeymoon in Los Angeles.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 179
  • LOGO

Interior Desecration or Sofa, So Good

S06, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 8, 1992)
Whitley and Dwayne try to combine their possessions in the new apartment.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 179
  • LOGO

Somebody Say Ho!

S06, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1992)
Freddie puts her law school studies to good use when Terrell is brought up on charges of verbal abuse.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 179
  • LOGO

Really Gross Anatomy

S06, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 22, 1992)
Kim ``tosses her cookies'' on Professor Murphy when she tries to dissect her first cadaver; Dwayne hosts a party while Whitley is out of town.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 8:00AM-8:30AM
  • 179
  • LOGO

Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Axed

S06, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1992)
Whitley tries to convince Dwayne to invest in an expensive painting, then loses her job; Ron and Kim reach a crossroads.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 179
  • LOGO

Advise and Descent

S01, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1988)
Denise volunteers as a school counselor during final exams to get out of writing a major research paper.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Prime of Miss Lettie Bostic

S01, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1988)
A former Hillman student (Mary Alice) returns to college to earn her degree.
  • Fri 7/28
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

College Kid

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

A Rock, a River, a Lena

S06, E25 
Lena visits Hillman College to dedicate a scholarship in her grandmother's name.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Dr. War Is Hell

S02, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 1988)
Jaleesa and Whitley have new roommates; Dwayne tries to avoid a dreaded course.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Two Gentlemen of Hillman

S02, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 1988)
Dwayne and Ron's friendship is strained when they work together on a research paper.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Some Enchanted Late Afternoon

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1988)
Walter and Jaleesa are apprehensive about starting a romantic relationship.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Dream Lover

S02, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 1988)
Whitley is upset by the romantic dreams she has been having about Dwayne.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Three Girls Three

S02, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1988)
Jaleesa and Whitley are given the chance to become back-up singers for Gladys Knight.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 11:00AM-11:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

If You Like Pilgrim Coladas

S02, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 24, 1988)
Whitley takes a homesick Kim to a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 11:30AM-12:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

A Stepping Stone

S02, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1988)
Whitley wants to be the team leader in an interdormitory step competition.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Life With Father

S02, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1988)
Dwayne falls for his calculus teacher's (Glynn Turman) daughter.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

All's Fair

S02, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 1988)
Whitley is squeezed out when Kim's boyfriend (Brian Wesley Thomas) monopolizes their room.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Radio Free Hillman

S02, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 5, 1989)
Whitley is caught in the middle when Dwayne stages a sit-in at the dean's (Rosalind Cash) office.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

It Happened One Night

S02, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 12, 1989)
Whitley offers her support to Kim when she fears that she may be pregnant.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

I've Got the Muse in Me

S02, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 26, 1989)
Freddie turns to alcohol when she lacks inspiration in her writing.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Risky Business

S02, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1989)
Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) gives a business etiquette seminar at Hillman.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Sun 7/30
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Little Mister

S06, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1992)
In Dwayne's dream, Whitley is running for president against other women.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 179
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Baby, It's Cold Outside

S06, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 5, 1992)
Whitley phones ``The Montel Williams Show'' for marital advice, not realizing everyone at school is listening in.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 179
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Faith, Hope & Charity

S06, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 1992)
Dwayne's mother (Patti LaBelle), Mrs. Gilbert (Diahann Carroll) and her young date go to the Waynes' for Thanksgiving.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 179
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Faith, Hope & Charity

S06, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 12, 1992)
Dwayne's mother (Patti LaBelle), Mrs. Gilbert (Diahann Carroll) and her young date go to the Waynes' for Thanksgiving.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 179
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The Original Teacher

S06, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1992)
Dwayne tries to convince two rival gang members that their friendship is more important than gang ties.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 8:00AM-8:30AM
  • 179
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Occupational Hazards

S06, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 3, 1992)
An officious claims officer makes it difficult for Whitley to get unemployment; Lena forms a women's literary society.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 179
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Wild Child

S01, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 1988)
Denise leads a campaign to get her streetwise study partner enrolled at Hillman.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Doctor Cupid

S01, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 11, 1988)
Dwayne, alias ``Dr. Cupid,'' takes to the airwaves to get a Valentine's Day date.
  • Mon 7/31
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

White Christmas

S06, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 17, 1992)
Freddie gets a holiday visit from her mother (Anita Morris); Whitley spends Christmas day at her new job.
  • Tue 8/1
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 179
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To Whit, With Love

S06, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 7, 1993)
Dwayne lends a hand when Whitley teaches a remedial class; Lena (Jada Pinkett) tries to get a date with Dorian (Bumper Robinson).
  • Tue 8/1
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 179
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Happy Birthday to Moi

S06, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1993)
Dwayne conspires with Kim to stay one step ahead of Whitley, who wants to plan her own surprise birthday party.
  • Tue 8/1
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 179
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Mind Your Own Business

S06, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1993)
En Vogue guest star as four frumpy choir members who Ron and Charmaine try to transform into the opening act.
  • Tue 8/1
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 179
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When One Door Closes ...

S06, E17  (First Aired: May. 8, 1993)
A Japanese corporation woos Dwayne for his software; Whitley is pregnant.
  • Tue 8/1
  • 8:00AM-8:30AM
  • 179
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When One Door Closes ...

S06, E18  (First Aired: May. 8, 1993)
A Japanese corporation woos Dwayne for his software; Whitley is pregnant.
  • Tue 8/1
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 179
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The Show Must Go On

S01, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 1988)
Denise and Whitley both appear in a play, and each believes the leading man is interested in her.
  • Tue 8/1
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Mr. Hillman

S01, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 1988)
Whitley believes she has the Miss Hillman contest wrapped up -- until Denise enters Dwayne as a contestant.
  • Tue 8/1
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Lean on Me

S06, E19  (First Aired: May. 27, 1993)
Dwayne discovers that his ex-girlfriend will be conducting his interview when he applies for a summer job.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 179
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Dancing Machines

S06, E20  (First Aired: Jun. 3, 1993)
Freddie asks Ron to host a dance-a-thon; Dwayne and Whitley allow one of her students to stay with them for the weekend.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 179
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Cabin in the Sky

S06, E21  (First Aired: Jun. 10, 1993)
Dwayne and Whitley plan a romantic getaway in the mountains; Mr. Gaines leaves his son in charge of the Pit.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 179
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Homey, Don't Ya Know Me?

S06, E23 
Lena is torn between the past and the present when her old boyfriend and friends from Baltimore come for a visit.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 179
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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.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 8:00AM-8:30AM
  • 179
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College Kid

S06, E24 
Ex-baseball great Langston Paige (Billy Dee Williams) leases part of his home to the college kids.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 179
  • LOGO

Speech Therapy

S01, E18  (First Aired: Mar. 10, 1988)
Jaleesa gets help from her roommates in overcoming her stage fright in speech class.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Clair's Last Stand

S01, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 24, 1988)
Clair visits Denise at Hillman College; Whitley looks for somebody with whom she can celebrate her birthday.
  • Wed 8/2
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

A Rock, a River, a Lena

S06, E25 
Lena visits Hillman College to dedicate a scholarship in her grandmother's name.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 179
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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.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 179
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Porky De Bergerac

S01, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 15, 1987)
As dorm monitor, Jaleesa must enforce penalties on litterbugs -- including Denise.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 179
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Those Who Can't ... Tutor

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 22, 1987)
Whitley's reputation suffers when Dwayne is caught climbing out of her window.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 179
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War of the Words

S01, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1987)
Maggie prepares to debate Whitley on the issue of women's rights.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 8:00AM-8:30AM
  • 179
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Sometimes You Get the Bear ... Sometimes the Bear Gets You

S01, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 19, 1987)
Denise worries that her grandfather (Earle Hyman) will discover she is involved in a homecoming prank.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 179
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If Only for One Night

S01, E20  (First Aired: Apr. 28, 1988)
Dwayne's date with Denise is interrupted when a despondent Whitley shows up.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Come Back, Little Eggby

S01, E21  (First Aired: May. 5, 1988)
Maggie cares for an egg as part of a psychology class assignment on parenting.
  • Thu 8/3
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Romancing Mr. Stone

S01, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 10, 1987)
Denise has a crush on her geology professor (David Alan Grier).
  • Fri 8/4
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 179
  • LOGO

The Gift of the Magi

S01, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 17, 1987)
Whitley is less than enthusiastic about spending the holidays with her newly divorced father and his girlfriend.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 179
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Does He or Doesn't He?

S01, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 7, 1988)
Jaleesa takes bets on how Dwayne will act when a graduate student tries to seduce him.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 7:00AM-7:30AM
  • 179
  • LOGO

Advise and Descent

S01, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 14, 1988)
Denise volunteers as a school counselor during final exams to get out of writing a major research paper.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 7:30AM-8:00AM
  • 179
  • LOGO

The Prime of Miss Lettie Bostic

S01, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 21, 1988)
A former Hillman student (Mary Alice) returns to college to earn her degree.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 8:00AM-8:30AM
  • 179
  • LOGO

Wild Child

S01, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 4, 1988)
Denise leads a campaign to get her streetwise study partner enrolled at Hillman.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 179
  • LOGO

My Dinner With Theo

S01, E22  (First Aired: Jul. 7, 1988)
Theo pays an unforgettable visit to his sister Denise at Hillman College.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Dr. War Is Hell

S02, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 1988)
Jaleesa and Whitley have new roommates; Dwayne tries to avoid a dreaded course.
  • Fri 8/4
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 24, 1987)
Student life at Hillman College.
  • Mon 8/7
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 179
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Two Gentlemen of Hillman

S02, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 1988)
Dwayne and Ron's friendship is strained when they work together on a research paper.
  • Mon 8/7
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Some Enchanted Late Afternoon

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1988)
Walter and Jaleesa are apprehensive about starting a romantic relationship.
  • Mon 8/7
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 24, 1987)
Student life at Hillman College.
  • Tue 8/8
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Dream Lover

S02, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 1988)
Whitley is upset by the romantic dreams she has been having about Dwayne.
  • Tue 8/8
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Three Girls Three

S02, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1988)
Jaleesa and Whitley are given the chance to become back-up singers for Gladys Knight.
  • Tue 8/8
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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(First Aired: Sep. 24, 1987)
Student life at Hillman College.
  • Wed 8/9
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If You Like Pilgrim Coladas

S02, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 24, 1988)
Whitley takes a homesick Kim to a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Wed 8/9
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

A Stepping Stone

S02, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1988)
Whitley wants to be the team leader in an interdormitory step competition.
  • Wed 8/9
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 24, 1987)
Student life at Hillman College.
  • Thu 8/10
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Life With Father

S02, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1988)
Dwayne falls for his calculus teacher's (Glynn Turman) daughter.
  • Thu 8/10
  • 10:00AM-10:30AM
  • 178
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All's Fair

S02, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 15, 1988)
Whitley is squeezed out when Kim's boyfriend (Brian Wesley Thomas) monopolizes their room.
  • Thu 8/10
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne