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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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Liza Who-Little

S05, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1991)
Whitley's wealthy cousin Liza (Jasmine Guy in a dual role) goes husband-hunting at Hillman.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

To Tell the Truth

S05, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 1991)
Dwayne gets into hot water when he is spotted holding hands with a woman other than Whitley.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Do You Take This Woman?

S05, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 1991)
As his wedding nears, Dwayne's cold feet are thawed by the hot tempers of the combative future mothers-in-law.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Mammy Dearest

S05, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1991)
Whitley plans for a display of slave art until Lena (Jada Pinkett) reveals that Gilbert ancestors owned slaves.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Twelve Steps of Christmas

S05, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 19, 1991)
Dwayne and Whitley go separately to a Christmas party, unaware the other will be there.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Just Another Four-Letter Word

S05, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 2, 1992)
Ron is forced to move out of his apartment after he spends the rent money pursuing his music career.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

The Cat's in the Cradle

S05, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 16, 1992)
Ron and Dwayne's version of a racial clash differs from that of three students from a rival school, landing all the students in jail.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Prisoner of Love

S05, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 23, 1992)
Dwayne and Ron are suspicious of a new student who attracts Whitley.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Bedroom at the Top

S05, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 30, 1992)
Whitley's boss (Tom Wright) puts her in a difficult position; Terrence (Cory Tyler) finally decides on a major.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

May the Best Man Win

S05, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 13, 1992)
A Hillman graduate (Joe Morton) asks the group to join his campaign for state senator; the Pit may close.
  • Thu 8/4
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Kiss You Back

S05, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 1992)
Dwayne is left out as Byron (Joe Morton) romances Whitley; Ron's playboy reputation dooms his dating days.
  • Fri 8/5
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Conflict of Interest

S05, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 27, 1992)
Charmaine (Karen Malina White) and Lance (Allen Payne) visit the campus after she is accepted; Dwayne is caught in Whitley's room.
  • Fri 8/5
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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(First Aired: Sep. 24, 1987)
Student life at Hillman College.
  • Mon 8/8
  • 4:00AM-4:30AM
  • 179
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  • 4:30AM-5:00AM
  • 179
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  • 5:00AM-5:30AM
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Sellmates

S05, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 12, 1992)
A car buyer (Jana Marie Hupp) outwits Ron in his new job; Kim hears from a medical school.
  • Mon 8/8
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Do the Write Thing

S05, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 2, 1992)
Lena's embellishment of her father's past earns her a journalism scholarship; Whitley commits a public gaffe.
  • Mon 8/8
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Love Taps

S05, E22  (First Aired: Apr. 23, 1992)
Lena (Jada Pinkett) suspects that a rapper (Edafe Okurume) is putting his woman-hating lyrics into practice.
  • Tue 8/9
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Special Delivery

S05, E23  (First Aired: May. 7, 1992)
Byron (Joe Morton) sweeps Whitley off her feet on election night; Jaleesa goes into labor.
  • Tue 8/9
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Save the Best for Last

S05, E24  (First Aired: May. 14, 1992)
Dwayne visits Whitley the night before her wedding to apologize for his mistakes.
  • Wed 8/10
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Save the Best for Last

S05, E25  (First Aired: May. 14, 1992)
Dwayne attends the wedding, and Whitney realizes that she can not marry Byron.
  • Wed 8/10
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

Honeymoon in L.A.

S06, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1992)
Whitley and Dwayne tell new students about their honeymoon in Los Angeles.
  • Thu 8/11
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 178
  • TVOne

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.
  • Thu 8/11
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 178
  • TVOne