A Different World

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1987
A Different World is an American sitcom that aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993. The series originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in Virginia. read more
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A Different World is an American sitcom that aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993. The series originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in Virginia. It was inspired by student life at historically black colleges and universities. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert and math whiz Dwayne Wayne.

Original Release

09/24/1987 on NBC

US Release

09/24/1987

Cast

Jasmine Guy Whitley Gilbert / Whitley Marion Gilbert
Kadeem Hardison Dwayne Wayne / Dwayne Cleophus Wayne
Lou Myers Vernon Gaines
Darryl M. Bell Ron Johnson / Ronald Marlon Johnson
Cree Summer Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks / Freddie Brooks
Charnele Brown Kim Reese / Kimberly Reese
Dawnn Lewis Jaleesa Vinson / Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor
Sinbad Coach Walter Oakes
Glynn Turman Colonel Brad Taylor / Colonel Bradford Taylor
Jada Pinkett Smith Lena James
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Honeymoon in L.A.: Part 1 Thursday, 24 September 1992
2 Honeymoon in L.A.: Part 2 Thursday, 01 October 1992
3 Interior Desecration Thursday, 08 October 1992
4 Somebody Say Ho! Thursday, 15 October 1992
5 Really Gross Anatomy Thursday, 22 October 1992
6 Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Axed Thursday, 29 October 1992
7 The Little Mister Thursday, 29 October 1992
8 Baby, It's Cold Outside Thursday, 05 November 1992
9 Faith, Hope, and Charity: Part 1 Thursday, 12 November 1992
10 Faith, Hope, and Charity: Part 2 Thursday, 12 November 1992
11 Original Teacher Thursday, 19 November 1992
12 Occupational Hazards Thursday, 03 December 1992
13 White Christmas Thursday, 17 December 1992
14 To Whit, with Love Thursday, 07 January 1993
15 Happy Birthday to Moi Thursday, 14 January 1993
16 Mind Your Own Business Thursday, 21 January 1993
17 Cabin in the Sky Thursday, 10 June 1993
18 Lean on Me Thursday, 27 May 1993
19 Dancing Machines Thursday, 03 June 1993
20 Great X-Pectations Thursday, 17 June 1993
21 Homey, Don't Ya Know Me? Thursday, 24 June 1993
22 A Rock, a River, a Lena Friday, 02 July 1993
23 College Kid Saturday, 10 July 1993
24 When One Door Closes...: Part 1 Saturday, 08 May 1993
25 When One Door Closes...: Part 2 Saturday, 08 May 1993
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Directors

Debbie Allen, Ellen Gittelsohn, Neema Barnette, Henry Chan, Kadeem Hardison, Glynn Turman, John Rago, Henry Chan, David Blackwell, Peter Werner, Bruce M. Kerner, Art Dielhenn, Kim Friedman, Tony Singletary, Michael Peters, Otis Sallid, Reggie Life, Christopher Hibler, Jay Sandrich, Rob Schiller, Matthew Diamond, John Whitesell, Jasmine Guy

Writers

Susan Fales-Hill, Yvette Lee Bowser, Thad Mumford, Jeanette Collins, Mimi Friedman, Glenn Berenbeim, Cheryl Gard, Gary H. Miller, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Margie Peters, Judi Ann Mason, Kevin Kelton, Dominic Hoffman, Rob Edwards, Jeffrey Duteil, Scott Spencer Gorden, Adriana Trigiani, Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Orlando Jones, David Felton, Mike Scott, Ron Moseley, Scott Sanders, Daryl G. Nickens, James E. West II, Joe Fisch, Alicia Marie Schudt, Perry Dance, Leilani Downer, Deanne Stillman, Lenore G. Bunt, Lynn Bunt, Margo Kaufman, Alonzo B. Lamont, Bud Wiser, Dara Marks, Karen Kennedy, Ilunga Adell, Joe Gannon, Gary Dontzig, Steven Peterman, Lissa Levin, John Markus, Matt Williams, Carmen Finestra

Creators

Bill Cosby

Cast

Jasmine Guy Whitley Gilbert / Whitley Marion Gilbert
Kadeem Hardison Dwayne Wayne / Dwayne Cleophus Wayne
Lou Myers Vernon Gaines
Darryl M. Bell Ron Johnson / Ronald Marlon Johnson
Cree Summer Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks / Freddie Brooks
Charnele Brown Kim Reese / Kimberly Reese
Dawnn Lewis Jaleesa Vinson / Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor
Sinbad Coach Walter Oakes
Glynn Turman Colonel Brad Taylor / Colonel Bradford Taylor
Jada Pinkett Smith Lena James
Cory Tyler Terrence Taylor
Glynn Turman Colonel Bradford Taylor / Colonel Brad Taylor
Bumper Robinson Dorian Heywood
Glynn Turman Colonel Bradford Taylor
Karen Malina White Charmaine Brown / Charmaine Tyesha Brown
Mary Alice Lettie Bostic / Leticia "Lettie" Bostic
Ajai Sanders Gina Devereaux / Gina Deveaux
Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable
Patrick Y. Malone Terrell Walker
Marisa Tomei Maggie Lauten

Producers

Editors

Jim McQueen, Henry Chan, Gary Anderson

1991 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
1990 Emmy Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series Nominated
1989 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
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