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A Different World (1987 - 1993)

A Different World (1987 - 1993)





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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, 26 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
Kim Wayans
as Allison
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
Dominic Hoffman
as Kent Souje
Bill Cosby
as Dr. Cliff Huxtable
Jenifer Lewis
as Susan Clayton
Phylicia Rashad
as Clair Huxtable
LaRita Shelby
as Leslie Wilkins
Diahann Carroll
as Marion Gilbert
Phill Lewis
as Sam Lee
Keshia Knight Pulliam
as Rudy Huxtable
Don Reed
as Chip St. Charles
T.K. Carter
as Darnell Gaines
Ja'Net DuBois
as Brenda Hanes
Raymond St. Jacques
as Charles Moseley
Senait Ashenafi
as Rachel Johnson
Ann Weldon
as Velma Gaines
Lee Weaver
as Ray Nay
The Boys
as Mice 2 Men
Roscoe Lee Browne
as Prof. Foster
Jonell Green
as Dashawn Curts
Matthew Dickens
as Singer #1
Eartha Robinson
as Libby Hall Step Captain
Al Fann
as Diner Employee
Paris Vaughan
as Collette
Art Evans
as Mr. Johnson
Ron O'Neal
as Dean Hewett
Lewis Dix Jr.
as Kim's Dance Partner
Robert Guillaume
as Dean Winston
Ted Ross
as Dr. Harris
Jaime Cardriche
as Winston "The Meat Locker" Woodson
Hugh Allen
as Quincey
Ahmad Rashad
as Dr. Zander
Leslie Uggams
as Dr. Eileen Redding
Kristoff St. John
as E.Z. Brooks
Tempestt Bledsoe
as Vanessa Huxtable
as Herself
Roseanne Barr
as Looting Wife
Luise Heath
as Dr. Mason
Michael DeLorenzo
as Ramon Duarte
Albert Hall
as Chaplain
Ann Hearn
as Manager
Mark Pillow
as Herself
Edafe Blackmon
as Dion aka I'm Down
Michael Warren
as Rev. Soames
Ahmad Stoner
as Olufemi Dakar
James Avery
as The Pin Punisher
Eriq La Salle
as Paul Mann
Jill Ito
as Hostess
Paul Benedict
as Mr. Ludlow
Guy Killum
as Virgil
John Francis
as William Shakespeare
Damon Whitaker
as Ron's Barber
Joseph C. Phillips
as Martin Kendall
Kenneth Washington
as Mercer Gilbert
Reed R. McCants
as Chuck Lance
Scott Williamson
as Jim Howell
Candy Ann Brown
as Prof. Burton
Fitzhough Houston
as Grieving Customer
Galyn Görg
as Melissa
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
Josef Powell
as Shane Wayne
Clyde Kusatsu
as Mr. Kanemitsu
Ron Canada
as Grover
Arthur Adams
as Cordell Overby
Troy Beyer
as Monica
Alex Désert
as Livingston
Michael Ensign
as Auctioneer
Keenen Ivory Wayans
as Prof. Lawrence
Robert Hooks
as Philip Dalton
James Randolph
as Avery Hobson
Frank Jenkins
as Dr. Abbott
Tanya Boyd
as Col. Taylor's Former Student
Brad Johnson
as Mr. Wess
Sam Vlahos
as Mr. Santos
Kevin Hunter
as Ricardo
Frantz Turner
as Marcus Anderson
Marla Gibbs
as Principal Shaw
Orlando Jones
as Troy Douglas
Diane Almeida
as Madeleine
Leila Danette
as Miss Pruitt
as Rachel
Jan Crawford
as Voice of Diane Kendall
Tom Alan Robbins
as Record Executive
Carol Ann Susi
as Off. Paglia
Maxine Jones
as Charity
Damon Wayans
as Marvin Haven
as Garth
Peter Jason
as Mr. Schmect
Lena Horne
as Herself
Viva Vinson
as Jonetta
Anne Gee Byrd
as Mrs. Maude Mitchell
Cindi Gossett
as Amber Waves
Conroy Gedeon
as Mercer Gilbert
V.C. Dupree
as Jerk at Bar
David P. Lewis
as Security #1
George C. Simms
as Ernie Miles
Roxie Roker
as Dean Barksdale
Gerrit Graham
as Mr. Krum
Nigel Gibbs
as Officer
C.J. Jones
as Himself
Lance Reed
as Football Player
Akosua Busia
as Girl in Dorm
Luisa Leschin
as Miss Lopez
Larry Linville
as Sen. Hutchinson
Dawn Robinson
as Henrietta
Kate Rich
as Cougar
Rif Hutton
as Security #2
Tamara Taylor
as Dwayne's Date
Clinton Jackson
as Steve Rocklin
Cliff Emmich
as Desk Sergeant
Adam Gifford
as Ticket Scalper
Jeri Gray
as Tutor
James Anderson
as Frat Guy #1
Annie Korzen
as Customer
Tupac Shakur
as Piccolo
Michael Ball
as Kappa Lambda Nu Pledge #1
Dean Cain
as Eddie
Alaina Reed Hall
as Claims Officer No. 5
Jeanine Jackson
as Melissa Brulay
Alice Arthur
as Girl #2
Carey Eidel
as Store Manager
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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