A Different World (1987 - 1993)

A Different World

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A spin-off of 'The Cosby Show' finds Denise Huxtable on her own at Hillman College. Although Denise only remained at school for one year, several of her core of classmates stuck it out for the sitcom's six-year run.

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1992, NBC, 25 episodes

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1991, NBC, 25 episodes

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1990, NBC, 25 episodes

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1989, NBC, 25 episodes

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1988, NBC, 22 episodes

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1987, NBC, 22 episodes


Lisa Bonet
as Denise Huxtable
Dawnn Lewis
as Jaleesa Vinson
Kadeem Hardison
as Dwayne Wayne
Jasmine Guy
as Whitley Gilbert
Darryl M. Bell
as Ron Johnson
Marisa Tomei
as Maggie Lauten
Loretta Devine
as Stevie Rallen
Amir Williams
as J.T. Rallen
Patrick Malone
as Terrell Walker
as Walter Oakes
Mary Alice
as Lettie Bostic
Glynn Turman
as Col. Clayton Taylor
Cree Summer
as Winifred `Freddie' Brooks
Charnele Brown
as Kim Reese
Lou Myers
as Vernon Gaines
Karen Malina White
as Charmaine Brown
Ajai Sanders
as Gina Devereaux
Joe Morton
as Byron Douglas III
Gary Dourdan
as Shazza Zulu
Cory Tyler
as Terrence Johann Taylor
Bumper Robinson
as Dorian Heywood
Bill Cosby
as Cliff Huxtable
Jenifer Lewis
as Susan Clayton
Phylicia Rashad
as Clair Huxtable
LaRita Shelby
as Leslie Wilkins
Diahann Carroll
as Marion Gilbert
Don Reed
as Chip St. Charles
Ann Weldon
as Velma Gaines
Ja'Net DuBois
as Brenda Hanes
Senait Ashenafi
as Rachel Johnson
The Boys
as Mice 2 Men
Raymond St. Jacques
as Charles Moseley
Roscoe Lee Browne
as Prof. Foster
Jonell Green
as Dashawn Curtis
Matthew Dickens
as Singer #1
Eartha Robinson
as Theressa's Friend
Al Fann
as Diner Employee
Art Evans
as Mr. Johnson
Ron O'Neal
as Dean Hewett
Lewis Dix Jr.
as Kim's Dance Partner
Robert Guillaume
as Dean Winston
Jaime Cardriche
as Meat Locker
Hugh Allen
as Quincey
Ahmad Rashad
as Dr. Zander
Michael DeLorenzo
as Ramon Duarte
Ann Hearn
as Manager
Leslie Uggams
as Dr. Eileen Redding
Albert Hall
as Chaplain
as Herself
Roseanne Barr
as Looting Wife
Tempestt Bledsoe
as Vanessa Huxtable
Luise Heath
as Dr. Mason
Edafe Blackmon
as Dion aka I'm Down
Michael Warren
as Rev. Soames
Ahmad Stoner
as Olufemi Dakar
John Francis
as William Shakespeare
Fitzhough Houston
as Grieving Customer
James Avery
as The Pin Punisher
Candy Ann Brown
as Prof. Burton
Paul Benedict
as Mr. Ludlow
Jill Ito
as Hostess
Reed R. McCants
as Chuck Lance
Guy Killum
as Virgil
Kenneth Washington
as Mercer Gilbert
Scott Williamson
as Jim Howell
Damon Whitaker
as Ron's Barber
Joseph C. Phillips
as Martin Kendall
Kiki Shepard
as Vanna Black
Jerome Jones
as Crayton Adams
Linda Hoy
as Waitress
Oren Waters
as Cousin John Wayne
Max Miller
as Dancer #4
as Olivia Kendall
Sam Vlahos
as Mr. Santos
Kevin Hunter
as Ricardo
Michael Ensign
as Auctioneer
Marla Gibbs
as Principal Shaw
Keenen Ivory Wayans
as Prof. Lawrence
Robert Hooks
as Philip Dalton
Tanya Boyd
as Col. Taylor's Former Student
Brad Johnson
as Mr. Wess
Arthur Adams
as Cordell Overby
Frank Jenkins
as Dr. Abbott
Josef Powell
as Shane Wayne
Clyde Kusatsu
as Mr. Kanemitsu
James Randolph
as Avery Hobson
Alex Désert
as Livingston
Frantz Turner
as Marcus Anderson
Orlando Jones
as Troy Douglas
Marques Houston
as Eli Blakc
Viva Vinson
as Jonetta
Maxine Jones
as Charity
Diane Almeida
as Madeleine
as Rachel
George C. Simms
as Ernie Miles
Roxie Roker
as Dean Barksdale
Conroy Gedeon
as Mercer Gilbert
David P. Lewis
as Security #1
V.C. Dupree
as Jerk at Bar
Leila Danette
as Miss Pruitt
Peter Jason
as Mr. Schmect
Cindi Gossett
as Amber Waves
Jan Crawford
as Voice of Diane Kendall
Anne Gee Byrd
as Mrs. Maude Mitchell
Tom Alan Robbins
as Record Executive
Carol Ann Susi
as Off. Paglia
Damon Wayans
as Marvin Haven
as Garth
C.J. Jones
as Himself
Luisa Leschin
as Miss Lopez
Jeri Gray
as Tutor
Kate Rich
as Cougar
Rif Hutton
as Security #2
Larry Linville
as Sen. Hutchinson
Tamara Taylor
as Dwayne's Date
Clinton Jackson
as Steve Rocklin
Cliff Emmich
as Desk Sergeant
Adam Gifford
as Ticket Scalper
Lance Reed
as Football Player
Akosua Busia
as Girl in Dorm
Annie Korzen
as Customer
James Anderson
as Frat Guy #1
Jeanine Jackson
as Melissa Brulay
Carey Eidel
as Store Manager
Alice Arthur
as Girl #2
Michael Ball
as Kappa Lambda Nu Pledge #1
Alaina Reed Hall
as Claims Officer No. 5
Bryan Clark
as Shopper #1
Graham Timbes
as Shopper #2
Rob Williams
as Frat Guy #2
Vince Howard
as Peacemaker
Lee Michael
as South Central Looter #2
Wesley Jonathan
as South Central Looter #3
Judy Nazemetz
as Beverly Hills Looter #2
Kathleen Wirt
as Beverly Hills Looter #3
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Series Details

TV Network: NBC
Premiere Date: Sep 24, 1987
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producers: Susan Fales-Hill, Marcy Carsey, Caryn Mandabach, Tom Werner
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