A Different World: Season 5 (1991 - 1992)


Season 5
A Different World

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

Not enough ratings to
calculate a score.

TOMATOMETER

Critic Ratings: 0

No Score Yet

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0

You might also like

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)



  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this season

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of this tv season? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

Episodes

Air date: Sep 19, 1991

The fifth season of A Different World begins with the start of another school year at Hillman College, where Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison) has accepted a job as a math teacher, and Whitley (Jasmine Guy) has decided to accept Dwayne's marriage proposal and forsake a job in New York to become a campus dorm director. As Dwayne shops for Whitley's engagement ring, she searches high and low to find housing for incoming freshman Lena James (Jada Pinkett in her first series appearance). Elsewhere, Jaleesa (Dawnn Lewis) and Col. Taylor (Glynn Turman) have a surprise for everyone--almost as big as the surprise that Taylor's son Terrence (Cory Tyler) has for his dad (though Terrence's revelation has been edited from most syndication prints of this episode).

View Details
Air date: Sep 26, 1991

Overzealous Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison) imposes an impossibly heavy workload on his first calculus class. As a result, the students stage a mass walkout, and Dwayne finds himself in deep doo-doo with his mentor Col. Taylor (Glynn Turman). Elsewhere, the Colonel's new wife Jaleesa (Dawnn Lewis) opens an employment agency, taking Freddie (Cree Summer) on as her first client. And Ron (Darryl M. Bell) has an ulterior motive when he shows up as to "mourn" at the funeral of a professor he had never met.

View Details
Air date: Oct 3, 1991

Having finally managed to get Lena (Jada Pinkett) to move out of the spare room, Whitley (Jasmine Guy) now turns her attention to her duties as dorm director. Or more specifically, she turns her attention to dumping most of those duties onto her assistant Kim (Charnele Brown). Consequently, Kim doesn't have the time to tell Lena not to cook in her dorm room--and the result is a fire that nearly gets the girl suspended from school.

View Details
Air date: Oct 10, 1991

Whitley (Jasmine Guy recommends that E.H. Wright engage the services of the new temp agency run by Jaleesa (Dawnn Wright)--and that, boys and girls, is how Freddie (Cree Summer) ends up working as a secretary. Unfortunately, an argument over Affirmative Action gets Freddie fired, and at the same time casts a very negative light on both Whitley and Jaleesa--and also involves Jaleesa's husband Col. Taylor (Glynn Turman) in the brouhaha. Elsewhere, Terrence (Cory Tyler) and Lena (Jada Pinkett) try to make sense of Shakespeare.

View Details
Air date: Oct 17, 1991

With a hurricane rapidly approaching Hillman College, everyone takes shelter at The Pit. As the huddled masses nervously wait for the storm to blow over, a number of mini-dramas are played out. Whitley (Jasmine Guy) and Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison) are forced to cancel their anniversary plans; Jaleesa (Dawnn Lewis) is convinced that she is doomed, and takes solace in liquor; Col. Taylor (Glynn Turman) comes to regret turning down assistance from his son Terrence (Cory Tyler); and while trying to persuade radio talk host Freddie (Cree Summer) to play his band's demo record between weather bulletins, Ron (Darryl M. Bell) finds himself falling for her. . .and vice versa.

View Details
Air date: Oct 24, 1991

Whitley (Jasmine Guy) is convinced that Lena (Jada Pinkett) has a crush on Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison), who is tutoring the girl in calculus. At first pooh-poohing the notion, Dwayne panics and reacts in a churlish fashion when he finds out Lena's true feelings for him--but that's not the end of the story. And Ron (Darryl M. Bell) tries to persuade Kim (Charnele Brown) to help him become a cosmetics entrepreneur.

View Details
Air date: Oct 31, 1991

To enhance the popularity of his new band X-Pression, Ron (Darryl M. Bell) hires Kim (Charnele Brown) as vocalist. Unfortunately, this tantalizing brush with success and stardom turns Kim into a prima donna--and worse, Ron can't fire her without losing his gig at a local club. Meanwhile, Col. Taylor (Glynn Turman) tries to prove that he's "young" enough for wife Jaleesa (Dawnn Lewis) by buying a motorcycle and taking dance lessons...but this isn't nearly as startling as the news Jaleesa has for him. Series regular Charnele Brown sings "With You I'm Born Again".

View Details
Air date: Nov 7, 1991

Before Whitley (Jasmine Guy) can be hired as art buyer for her wealthy aunt's hotel chain, she must first entertain her lookalike cousin Liza (also Jasmine Guy). Unfortunately, Liza is an shameless man-chaser whose latest "quarry" is the Ron (Darryl M. Bell), compelling Whitley to rescue the poor guy from her predatory cousin--with an unexpected assist from Kim (Charnele Brown). Trivia alert: Jasmine Guy's real-life sister Monica Guy is seen as "body double" whenever Whitley and Liza share the same scene.

View Details
Air date: Nov 14, 1991

In the first episode of a two-part story, Whitley (Jasmine Guy) is more on edge than usual just before her engagement party. When her tensions and frustrations reach the spillover point, Whitley lashes out at her fiance Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison)--who, not unexpectedly, begins having second thoughts about the wedding. Elsewhere, Freddie (Cree Summer) inaugurates a romance with Shazza (Gary Dourdan) upon his return from Africa--much to the dismay of Kim (Charnele Brown), who is unconvinced that Shazza has changed his ways.

View Details
Air date: Nov 21, 1991

In the conclusion of a two-part story, Whitley (Jasmine Guy) is outraged that her fiance Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison) has been dating an attractive science professor, and never mind that it was Whitley's own bad attitude that drove Dwayne away from her. At the same time, Whitley's mom Marion (Diahann Carroll) and Dwayne's mom Adele (Patti LaBelle) meet for the first time--and detest each other on sight. Eventually, Marion and Adele negotiate a temporary detente...which, alas, is more than can be said for Whitley and Dwayne.

View Details
Show More Episodes

Tv Season Info

Critic Reviews for A Different World: Season 5

There are no critic reviews yet for Season 5. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for A Different World: Season 5

News & Features