A Different World

Genre: Comedy

Director: Bill Cosby

Cast: Jasmine Guy,Kadeem Hardison,Darryl M. Bell,Cree Summer,Charnele Brown,Lou Myers,Glynn Turman,Ajai Sanders,Karen Malina White,Jada Pinkett Smith

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Show status: Ended

Overview: 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.

Cast Crew

    • Jasmine Guy

      Whitley Marion Gilbert
    • Kadeem Hardison

      Dwayne Cleophus Wayne
    • Darryl M. Bell

      Ronald Marlon Johnson
    • Cree Summer

      Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks
    • Charnele Brown

      Kimberly Reese
    • Lou Myers

      Vernon Gaines
    • Glynn Turman

      Colonel Bradford Taylor
    • Ajai Sanders

      Gina Deveaux
    • Karen Malina White

      Charmaine Tyesha Brown
    • Jada Pinkett Smith

      Lena James
    • Tom Werner (Production)

    • Debbie Allen (Production)

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