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(1987–1993)

Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards 1991

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Whoopi Goldberg
For playing "Professor Jordan". For episode "If I Should Die Before I Wake".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1990

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series
Karl Messerschmidt (technical director)
Steve Casaly (camera operator)
Dana Ross Martin (camera operator)
Dave Owen (camera operator)
Greg Smith (camera operator)
Bobby DaSilva (senior video control)
For episode "For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls".

Primetime Emmy Awards 1989

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Diahann Carroll
For playing "Marion Gilbert". For episode "For She's Only A Bird In A Gilded Cage".

BMI Film & TV Awards 1992

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Bill Cosby
Stu Gardner
Arthur Lisi
Dawnn Lewis

BMI Film & TV Awards 1991

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Bill Cosby
Stu Gardner
Arthur Lisi
Dawnn Lewis

BMI Film & TV Awards 1990

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Bill Cosby
Stu Gardner
Arthur Lisi
Dawnn Lewis

BMI Film & TV Awards 1989

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Bill Cosby
Stu Gardner
Arthur Lisi

BMI Film & TV Awards 1988

Won
BMI TV Music Award
Bill Cosby
Stu Gardner

Humanitas Prize 1992

Nominated
Humanitas Prize
30 Minute Network or Syndicated Television
Glenn Berenbeim

Image Awards 1995

Won
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jasmine Guy

Image Awards 1994

Won
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jasmine Guy

Image Awards 1993

Won
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jasmine Guy

Image Awards 1992

Won
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Kadeem Hardison
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jasmine Guy

Image Awards 1991

Won
Image Award
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Kadeem Hardison
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jasmine Guy

Image Awards 1990

Won
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Jasmine Guy

People's Choice Awards, USA 1988

Won
People's Choice Award
Favorite New TV Comedy Program
Tied with My Two Dads (1987).

PGA Awards 1993

Won
Nova Award
Most Promising Producer in Television
Susan Fales-Hill

Young Artist Awards 1988

Nominated
Young Artist Award
Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Comedy Series
Lisa Bonet
Best Young Actor Starring in a New Television Comedy Series
Kadeem Hardison
The Most Promising New Fall Television Series

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