A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Creator:

Reviews
Popularity
924 ( 81)

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



6   5   4   3   2   1  
1993   1992   1991   1990   1989   1988   … See all »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 16 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Living Single (1993–1998)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Follows the lives of several single male and female roommates and friends in 1990s Brooklyn, New York.

Stars: Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, Erika Alexander
Girlfriends (2000–2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A look at the lives, loves, and losses of four different women, Toni, Maya, Lynn, and Joan.

Stars: Tracee Ellis Ross, Golden Brooks, Persia White
Martin (1992–1997)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Sassy sitcom centering on radio and television personality Martin Payne. Series focuses on his romantic relationship with girlfriend Gina, her best friend Pam and escapades with best friends Tommy and Cole.

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Thomas Mikal Ford
In the House (1995–1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Once famous football player must rent part of his house in order to support himself. A single mother and her two kids are the latest tenants. He also owns a sports clinic that he barely manages to run with a little help from his friends.

Stars: LL Cool J, Maia Campbell, Alfonso Ribeiro
The Steve Harvey Show (1996–2002)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A former funk star named Steve Hightower enlists as a high school music teacher away from his original career in Chicago.

Stars: Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Merlin Santana
Eve (2003–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Following Eve and her group of friends as they experience the highs and lows of life.

Stars: Eve, Jason George, Ali Landry
The Parkers (1999–2004)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Nikki decides to go to school to get her degree so she can go to Santa Monica college.

Stars: Mo'Nique, Dorien Wilson, Countess Vaughn
227 (1985–1990)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This series took place in an apartment building, numbered 227. The cast would frequently be found sitting outside on a large set of stone stairs, in some discussion that would unfold into the weekly plot line.

Stars: Helen Martin, Marla Gibbs, Hal Williams
Half & Half (2002–2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mona and Dee Dee are half-sisters who share the same father. They are completely unlike each other, but they live in the same apartment building, so disagreements are common.

Stars: Essence Atkins, Rachel True, Chico Benymon
The Parent 'Hood (1995–1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A college professor copes with contemporary fatherhood.

Stars: Robert Townsend, Suzzanne Douglas, Reagan Gomez-Preston
All of Us (2003–2007)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The estranged wife of a television reporter returns to invade his new life.

Stars: Duane Martin, LisaRaye McCoy, Khamani Griffin
Amen (1986–1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Deacon Frye, head of the First Community Church of Philadelphia, is trying to keep everything in his church firmly under control. His new assistant, Rev. Reuben Gregory, however, has some ... See full summary »

Stars: Sherman Hemsley, Clifton Davis, Anna Maria Horsford
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...  Whitley Gilbert 141 episodes, 1987-1993
...  Dwayne Wayne 139 episodes, 1987-1993
...  Ron Johnson 120 episodes, 1987-1993
...  Kim Reese 111 episodes, 1988-1993
...  Jaleesa Vinson 109 episodes, 1987-1992
...  Freddie Brooks 104 episodes, 1988-1993
...  Vernon Gaines 88 episodes, 1988-1993
...  Colonel Brad Taylor 68 episodes, 1988-1993
...  Coach Walter Oakes 59 episodes, 1987-1991
Edit

Storyline

A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Big laughs on campus.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

24 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

College Fieber  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(142 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jasmine Guy and Kadeem Hardison are the only performers to remain with the show for all six seasons. Daryl Bell was there all six seasons, but he was recurring in season 1. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the course of the series, Whitley's talents go back and forth between being an accomplished singer/dancer and having little to no singing/dancing skills at all. See more »

Quotes

Julian Day: [Whitley and Julian are breaking up in an Italian restaurant] Waiter, check please.
Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne: Yes, la cuenta and *fast*!
Julian Day: It's "il conto".
Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne: Oh, cuenta, conto, Kunta Kinte, just get the ding-dang check!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dear White People (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Very Good Depiction of Life at a Black College
26 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

When the show first began, it appeared to focus on appealing to a broad audience. However, having attended a Black College, I can attest that there are not that many White students there, which made the initial settings unrealistic. I also felt that the portrayal of Denise Huxtable was inconsistent with her character from The Cosby Show. There she was a good student and was noted as considering multiple colleges including some Ivy Leagues. How do you go from an Ivy League contender to academic probation? Beats me! In spite of that, the show was always very timely and approached many real issues such as racism, AIDS, domestic violence, constitutional rights, war, and Black History. So regardless to what awards the show or its stars may or may not have won, hats off to Debbie Allen and the entire staff for giving America a glimpse into life at a Black College!


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 47 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial