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A Different World

Premier :: 1987-09-01

on NBC

Genre :: Comedy
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Summary

In this spin-off from the popular sitcom The Cosby Show, Denise Huxtable enters her sophomore year at Hillman, alma mater of her parents and grandfather, where she moves into Gilbert Hall and shares a dorm room with 26-year-old Jaleesa Vinson and talkative new roommate Maggie Lauten. Also included in the first season cast were obnoxious and extremely wealthy dormmate Whitley Gilbert, ladies' man Dwayne Wayne and dorm director Stevie Rallen. Lettie Bostic later replaced Stevie as the new dorm director. At the end of the first season, Denise would return home (and to The Cosby Show) after dropping out of college. In the fall of 1988, new students Freddie Brooks and Kim Reese entered Hillman College. Freddie was a "hippie-child" who developed a crush on Dwayne; and Kim, an aspiring med student, became Whitley's new roommate. Giving Dwayne a hard time was his math professor, Col. Bradford Taylor. Also, Ron Johnson and Walter Oakes became regulars in the second season after appearing o

Latest Episode

Series 6 - Episode 22 - Great X-Pectations
Aired - 09 July 1993

Episode summary:

Dean Davenport gives her students an assignment to write a dialogue detailing what might have been said during the only meeting between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Terrell and Charmaine show up late for an appointment with their friends. They reveal that a pickup truck full of guys harassed Charmaine, then tried to run them off the road after they retaliated. Charmaine files a police report, while Terrell becomes obsessed with proving his manhood. Dean Davenport discovers that Terrell has brought a gun to class with him. She announces that she is expelling him. Dwayne asks her to reconsider because Terrell is such a fine student, but takes him to task for his behavior. Terrell shows up to class so that he and Dorian can complete their assignment. He plays the role of Dr. King and speaks of the need to seek change through education rather than violence. The dean is impressed and decides to let him stay in school, provided that he keeps his grades up and completes a communi

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 6

+ Episode - 25 College Kid Aired - Air date unknown.
+ Episode - 19 Lean on Me Aired - 27 May 1993
+ Episode - 13 White Christmas Aired - 17 December 1992
+ Episode - 11 Original Teacher Aired - 19 November 1992
+ Episode - 7 The Little Mister Aired - 29 October 1992
+ Episode - 4 Somebody Say Ho! Aired - 15 October 1992
+ Episode - 1 Honeymoon in L.A. (1) Aired - 24 September 1992

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