A Different World

30 minutes

Created by William Cosby Jr., Ed.D. as a spin-off to the #1 80's hit Cosby Show, A Different World is an American comedy originally centered around Denise Huxtable (played by Lisa Bonet) and her life at Hillman University, a historically black college (HBCU). When Lisa Bonet left the show after its first season due to her real-life pregnancy, it was reformatted as an ensemble show that focused on other Hillman students and faculty members. Unlike the family-oriented Cosby Show, the popular spin-off became known for addressing social issues such as rape, racism, sexism, politics, teen pregnancy, interracial dating, the Gulf War ('91), slavery, and was one of the first American TV shows to feature a character with AIDS. The show is also credited for causing a huge increase in enrollment in HBCUs during its 1987 - 1993 run. It remained on the Nielsen's List of top 10 shows for five of its six seasons on NBC.

30 minutes

Created by William Cosby Jr., Ed.D. as a spin-off to the #1 80's hit Cosby Show, A Different World is an American comedy originally centered around Denise Huxtable (played by Lisa Bonet) and her life at Hillman University, a historically black college (HBCU). When Lisa Bonet left the show after its first season due to her real-life pregnancy, it was reformatted as an ensemble show that focused on other Hillman students and faculty members. Unlike the family-oriented Cosby Show, the popular spin-off became known for addressing social issues such as rape, racism, sexism, politics, teen pregnancy, interracial dating, the Gulf War ('91), slavery, and was one of the first American TV shows to feature a character with AIDS. The show is also credited for causing a huge increase in enrollment in HBCUs during its 1987 - 1993 run. It remained on the Nielsen's List of top 10 shows for five of its six seasons on NBC.

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Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 22 - Great X-Pectations

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s6e22 Great X-Pectations
July 9, 1993
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. The
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Watch A Different World Season 1 Episode 1 - Reconcilable Differences

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s1e1 Reconcilable Differences
September 24, 1987
Denise Huxtable begins her sophomore year at Hillman and moves into Gilbert Hall. She meets her roommate, Jaleesa Vinson, a 26-year-old divorcée who is the subject of much rumor and innuendo. Denise feels uneasy around Jaleesa and asks Stevie Rallen, t
Series Premiere
Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 7 - The Little Mister
s6e7 The Little Mister
October 29, 1992
October 29, 1992
The Little Mister
Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 8 - Baby, It's Cold Outside
s6e8 Baby, It's Cold Outside
November 5, 1992
November 5, 1992
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 11 - Original Teacher
s6e11 Original Teacher
November 19, 1992
November 19, 1992
Original Teacher
Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 12 - Occupational Hazards
s6e12 Occupational Hazards
December 3, 1992
December 3, 1992
Occupational Hazards
Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 13 - White Christmas
s6e13 White Christmas
December 17, 1992
December 17, 1992
White Christmas
Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 14 - To Whit, With Love
s6e14 To Whit, With Love
January 7, 1993
January 7, 1993
To Whit, With Love
Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 15 - Happy Birthday to Moi
s6e15 Happy Birthday to Moi
January 14, 1993
January 14, 1993
Happy Birthday to Moi
Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 16 - Mind Your Own Business
s6e16 Mind Your Own Business
January 21, 1993
January 21, 1993
Mind Your Own Business
Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 19 - Lean on Me
s6e19 Lean on Me
May 27, 1993
May 27, 1993
Lean on Me
Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 20 - Dancing Machines
s6e20 Dancing Machines
June 3, 1993
June 3, 1993
Dancing Machines
Watch A Different World Season 6 Episode 21 - Cabin in the Sky
s6e21 Cabin in the Sky
June 10, 1993
June 10, 1993
Cabin in the Sky

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Spin-off from The Cosby Show. It dealt with issues and current events as well as silly sit-com stuff. I liked the characters and enjoyed the show.
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Growing up,,for me this was an awesome show,,now that i watch all of it again its an alright show
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