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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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All Upcoming Times for A Different World

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Risky Business

S02, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1989)
Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) gives a business etiquette seminar at Hillman.
  • Wed 12/13
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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.
  • Wed 12/13
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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.
  • Wed 12/13
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It's Greek to Me

S02, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 23, 1989)
Dwayne and Ron's friendship is strained after they pledge a fraternity.
  • Wed 12/13
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Risky Business

S02, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 2, 1989)
Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) gives a business etiquette seminar at Hillman.
  • Thu 12/14
  • 8:30PM-9:00PM
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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 12/14
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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.
  • Thu 12/14
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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.
  • Thu 12/14
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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.
  • Sat 12/16
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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.
  • Sat 12/16
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Strangers on a Plane

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1989)
Whitley encounters a new Dwayne on the plane ride back to school.
  • Sun 12/17
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The Heat Is On

S03, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 12, 1989)
Whitley's avoidance of math classes threatens her chances of graduating.
  • Sun 12/17
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The Hats Make the Man

S03, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 1989)
Tensions run high in the dorm when new director Walter clashes with Jaleesa.
  • Sun 12/17
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To Have and Have Not

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 26, 1989)
Whitley loses faith in her youth-center dance students when her pocketbook disappears.
  • Sun 12/17
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Forever Hold Your Peace

S03, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1989)
In New York to attend her father's second wedding, Whitley and Dwayne meet up with the Huxtable clan.
  • Sun 12/17
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Delusions of Daddyhood

S03, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1989)
Despite Whitley's objections, rap group Heavy D. and the Boyz arrive at Hillman for a benefit concert.
  • Sun 12/17
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Wedding Bells From Hell

S03, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 1989)
Romance is in the air as Walter pops the question to Jaleesa and Dwayne asks Whitley to date him.
  • Sun 12/17
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Great Expectations

S03, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 7, 1989)
After her father (Richard Roundtree) nixes a rock-concert trip, Kim still goes and leaves Whitley to cover for her.
  • Sun 12/17
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Answered Prayers

S03, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 14, 1989)
The gang rushes Kim to see her policeman father (Richard Roundtree), who has been shot while on duty.
  • Sun 12/17
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For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls

S03, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 21, 1989)
Whitley's slumber is troubled by a Christmas nightmare as she envisions herself the campus ``Scrooge.''.
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Under One Roof

S03, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 4, 1990)
Whitley misinterprets an invitation to stay at the dean's house for a weekend.
  • Sun 12/17
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Here's to Old Friends

S03, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 11, 1990)
Dwayne's friend comes for a visit and tries to convince him to transfer.
  • Sun 12/17
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The Power of the Pen

S03, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1990)
Whitley misconstrues Dwayne's beautiful poetry about mathematics as verses intended for her.
  • Sun 12/17
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Pride and Prejudice

S03, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 25, 1990)
Whitley deals with a sales clerk's (Peggy Walton-Walker) racism in her own way, succeeding only in complicating the situation.
  • Sun 12/17
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Success, Lies and Videotape

S03, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 1990)
A visit by Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) prompts the students to think about their career goals.
  • Sun 12/17
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A World Alike

S03, E16  (First Aired: Feb. 15, 1990)
Kim is offered a scholarship by a company with South African ties.
  • Sun 12/17
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The Thing About Women

S02, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1989)
Walter becomes jealous when Jaleesa's ex husband, Lamar, shows up.
  • Wed 12/20
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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 12/20
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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 12/20
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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 12/20
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Citizen Wayne

S02, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 27, 1989)
Ron claims that Dwayne has Jesse Jackson's endorsement for student government president.
  • Thu 12/21
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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.
  • Thu 12/21
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Strangers on a Plane

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 28, 1989)
Whitley encounters a new Dwayne on the plane ride back to school.
  • Thu 12/21
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The Heat Is On

S03, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 12, 1989)
Whitley's avoidance of math classes threatens her chances of graduating.
  • Thu 12/21
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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 12/21
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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 12/21
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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.
  • Thu 12/21
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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.
  • Thu 12/21
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For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls

S03, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 21, 1989)
Whitley's slumber is troubled by a Christmas nightmare as she envisions herself the campus ``Scrooge.''.
  • Sat 12/23
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I'm Dreaming of a Wayne Christmas

S04, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 20, 1990)
Whitley tries to make a good impression on Dwayne's mother by getting her an expensive Christmas gift.
  • Sat 12/23
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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.
  • Sun 12/24
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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.
  • Sun 12/24
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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.
  • Sun 12/24
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For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls

S03, E10  (First Aired: Dec. 21, 1989)
Whitley's slumber is troubled by a Christmas nightmare as she envisions herself the campus ``Scrooge.''.
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I'm Dreaming of a Wayne Christmas

S04, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 20, 1990)
Whitley tries to make a good impression on Dwayne's mother by getting her an expensive Christmas gift.
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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.
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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.
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