A Different World

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A Different World
A Different World-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 24, 1987
Finale July 9, 1993
Creator William Cosby, Jr. Ed. D.
Network NBC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company The Carsey-Werner Company,
Bill Cosby
Distributor Viacom Enterprises (until 1995)
Paramount Domestic Television (1995–1997)
Carsey-Werner Distribution (1997–)
Seasons 6
Episodes 144 (6 unaired)
Origin USA

A Different World is a sitcom that aired on NBC. It was a spin-off of The Cosby Show.

The lives of students at fictional Hillman College.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6
Lisa Bonet Denise Huxtable *
Marisa Tomei Maggie Lauten *
Dawnn Lewis Jaleesa Vinson Taylor * * * * *
Jasmine Guy Whitley Marion Gilbert-Wayne * * * * * *
Kadeem Hardison Dwayne Cleophus Wayne * * * * * *
Loretta Devine Stevie Rallen *
Mary Alice Lettie Bostic * *
Darryl M. Bell Ron Johnson o * * * * *
Sinbad Walter Oakes o * * *
Charnele Brown Kimberly Reese * * * * *
Cree Summer Winifred "Freddie" Brooks * * * * *
Glynn Turman Col. Bradford Taylor * * * * *
Lou Myers Vernon Gaines o * * * *
Ajai Sanders Gina Deveaux o o *
Jada Pinkett Lena James o *
Karen Malina White Charmaine Tyesha Brown *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6
Cory Tyler Terrence Taylor * *
Bumper Robinson Dorian Heywood *
Patrick Malone Terrell Walker *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 24, 1987 July 7, 1988 22
Season Two October 6, 1988 May 4, 1989 22
Season Three September 21, 1989 May 3, 1990 25
Season Four September 20, 1990 May 2, 1991 25
Season Five September 19, 1991 May 14, 1992 25
Season Six September 24, 1992 July 9, 1993 25

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season One November 8, 2005 4


External Sites