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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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To Be Continued

S04, E25  (First Aired: May. 2, 1991)
Whitley faces a post-graduation decision; Ron and his father (Art Evans) negotiate with the dean (Robert Guillaume).
  • Mon 7/25
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We've Only Just Begun

S05, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 19, 1991)
Dorm director Whitley has a run-in with a street-smart freshman; Dwayne plans a surprise for Whitley.
  • Mon 7/25
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Mon 7/25
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
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A Stepping Stone

S02, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1988)
Whitley wants to be the team leader in an interdormitory step competition.
  • Mon 7/25
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
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The Dwayne Mutiny

S05, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 1991)
Dwayne is not getting any support when Whitley threatens to walk out and his algebra class mutinies.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
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Home Is Where the Fire Is

S05, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 3, 1991)
Bickering distracts Whitley and Kim from a hazard in Lena's (Jada Pinkett) room.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
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Life With Father

S02, E08  (First Aired: Dec. 8, 1988)
Dwayne falls for his calculus teacher's (Glynn Turman) daughter.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 220
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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.
  • Tue 7/26
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
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Almost Working Girl

S05, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 10, 1991)
When Jaleesa sends Freddie on a temporary job at Whitley's workplace, she insults an executive (Beverly Todd).
  • Wed 7/27
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
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In the Eye of the Storm

S05, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 1991)
As a hurricane batters the campus, Ron and Freddie confront their differences while trapped together.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
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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 7/27
  • 11:00AM-11:30AM
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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 7/27
  • 11:30AM-12:00PM
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 1:00PM-1:30PM
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 1:30PM-2:00PM
  • 173
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 173
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The Little Mister

S06, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 29, 1992)
In Dwayne's dream, Whitley is running for president against other women.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 3:30PM-4:00PM
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 4:00PM-4:30PM
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 5:00PM-5:30PM
  • 173
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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.
  • Wed 7/27
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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 7/27
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A Rock, a River, a Lena

S06, E25 
Lena visits Hillman College to dedicate a scholarship in her grandmother's name.
  • Wed 7/27
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
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Rule Number One ...

S05, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1991)
Dwayne fails to foresee the consequences of his tutoring Lena (Jada Pinkett); Ron goes into the cosmetics business.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
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Baby, I'm a Star

S05, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1991)
Kim's new-found arrogance loses her a spot in Ron's band; Col. Taylor frets over his age.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 173
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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.
  • Thu 7/28
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 220
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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 7/28
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 220
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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
  • 173
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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.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 173
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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.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 220
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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.
  • Fri 7/29
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 220
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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.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 173
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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.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 6:30AM-7:00AM
  • 173
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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.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 220
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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.
  • Mon 8/1
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 220
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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.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 6:00AM-6:30AM
  • 173
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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
  • 173
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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).
  • Tue 8/2
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 220
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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.
  • Tue 8/2
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 220
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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
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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
  • 173
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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 8/3
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 220
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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.
  • Wed 8/3
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 220
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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
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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
  • 173
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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 8/4
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 220
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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 8/4
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 220
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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
  • 173
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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
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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.
  • Fri 8/5
  • 9:00AM-9:30AM
  • 220
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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.
  • Fri 8/5
  • 9:30AM-10:00AM
  • 220
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