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A Different World 

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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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Bill Cosby
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jasmine Guy ...  Whitley Gilbert 141 episodes, 1987-1993
Kadeem Hardison ...  Dwayne Wayne 139 episodes, 1987-1993
Darryl M. Bell ...  Ron Johnson 120 episodes, 1987-1993
Charnele Brown ...  Kim Reese 114 episodes, 1988-1993
Dawnn Lewis ...  Jaleesa Vinson 110 episodes, 1987-1992
Cree Summer ...  Freddie Brooks 105 episodes, 1988-1993
Lou Myers ...  Vernon Gaines 88 episodes, 1988-1993
Glynn Turman ...  Colonel Brad Taylor 69 episodes, 1988-1993
Sinbad ...  Coach Walter Oakes 61 episodes, 1987-1991
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Big laughs on campus.

Genres:

Comedy

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Different World See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(142 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The fictional sorority Alpha Delta Rho, to which Whitley Gilbert and Kimberly Reese were members, was inspired by and named after three real African-American Greek sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Debbie Allen, the series' producer, is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. along with her sister, Phylicia Rashad, who portrayed Claire Huxtable in "The Cosby Show". See more »

Goofs

Throughout the course of the series, Whitley's talents go back and forth between being an accomplished singer/dancer and having little to no singing/dancing skills at all. See more »

Quotes

Kim Reese: [crying after Claire Huxstable asks about her career goals] Everybody expects me to be good I'm not good. What if I mess up on a patient? I can't even chop zuchini.
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Why can't colleage really be like this on some levels
16 November 2001 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Growing up I always thought that colleage would be similar to this show . Every Thrusday I tuned in to watch the show, my favorite charcter was Dwayne Wayne and I was so happy when he married Whitley. This show made colleage real on some levels and fake on some but it's still one of my favorite shows and always be.


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