A Different World Reviews & Ratings

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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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Feb 4, 2017 10:54PM EST
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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.

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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Oct 3, 2016 12:17AM EDT
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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

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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Aug 25, 2016 10:53PM EDT
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Creating a good spin-off is tricky but they pulled together a great cast, so this one worked.

Creating a good spin-off is tricky but they pulled together a great cast, so this one worked.

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Dec 6, 2014 9:42AM EST
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A typical show of the '80s. In my eyes nothing special there...

A typical show of the '80s. In my eyes nothing special there...

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Nov 26, 2014 8:10PM EST
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A decent spin-off. The cast was great and so it worked.

A decent spin-off. The cast was great and so it worked.

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Aug 29, 2014 9:24AM EDT
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Amazing Show!

Amazing Show!