A Different World (1987)
A Different World (1987)
A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional mixed but historically black college in the state of Virginia. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert and mathematics whiz Dwayne Wayne. The series frequently depicted members of the major historically black fraternities and sororities. While it was a spin-off from The Cosby Show, A Different World would typically address issues that were avoided by The Cosby Show writers. One episode that aired in 1990 was one of the first American network television episodes to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

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Marisa Tomei Marisa Tomei As: Maggie Lauten
Lisa Bonet Lisa Bonet As: Denise Huxtable
Mary Alice Mary Alice As: Leticia "Lettie" Bostic
Loretta Devine Loretta Devine As: Stevie Rallen
Cree Summer Cree Summer As: Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks
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A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional mixed but historically black college in the state of Virginia. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert and mathematics whiz Dwayne Wayne. The series frequently depicted members of the major historically black fraternities and sororities. While it was a spin-off from The Cosby Show, A Different World would typically address issues that were avoided by The Cosby Show writers. One episode that aired in 1990 was one of the first American network television episodes to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.


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Airs: Thursdays at 08:30pm on NBC

Genres: Comedy

Premiered: 24 September 1987

Language: English

Country: United States

Runtime: 25m

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Cast

Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei

Maggie Lauten

Lisa Bonet

Lisa Bonet

Denise Huxtable

Mary Alice

Mary Alice

Leticia "Lettie" Bostic

Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine

Stevie Rallen

Cree Summer

Cree Summer

Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks

Kadeem Hardison

Kadeem Hardison

Dwayne Cleophus Wayne

Jasmine Guy

Jasmine Guy

Whitley Marion Gilbert

Dawnn Lewis

Dawnn Lewis

Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor

Glynn Turman

Glynn Turman

Colonel Bradford Taylor

Vernee Watson-Johnson

Vernee Watson-Johnson

Carla Meyers

Charnele Brown

Charnele Brown

Kimberly Reese

Lou Myers

Lou Myers

Vernon Gaines

Sinbad

Sinbad

Coach Walter Oakes

Darryl M. Bell

Darryl M. Bell

Ronald Marlon Johnson

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith

Lena James

Bumper Robinson

Bumper Robinson

Dorian Heywood

Karen Malina White

Karen Malina White

Charmaine Tyesha Brown

Ajai Sanders

Ajai Sanders

Gina Deveaux

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