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

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jasmine Guy ...  Whitley Gilbert 141 episodes, 1987-1993
Kadeem Hardison ...  Dwayne Wayne 139 episodes, 1987-1993
Darryl M. Bell ...  Ron Johnson 120 episodes, 1987-1993
Charnele Brown ...  Kim Reese 111 episodes, 1988-1993
Dawnn Lewis ...  Jaleesa Vinson 109 episodes, 1987-1992
Cree Summer ...  Freddie Brooks 104 episodes, 1988-1993
Lou Myers ...  Vernon Gaines 88 episodes, 1988-1993
Glynn Turman ...  Colonel Brad Taylor 68 episodes, 1988-1993
Sinbad ...  Coach Walter Oakes 59 episodes, 1987-1991
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.

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Big laughs on campus.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

College Fieber See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(142 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Whitley's father Mercer Gilbert had been played by 3 different actors Conroy Gedeon, Kenneth Washington and Ron O'Neal. Ron O'Neal also played a different character before he played Whitley's father. 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

Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne: [after noticing Freddie's face was painted] Sorry Homey, Whitley don't play that!
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A great spin-off from "The Cosby Show".
27 May 2001 | by Brian-272See all my reviews

"A, Different World" a spin-off from the smash hit "Cosby Show" which had Huxtable daughter Denise (Lisa Bonet) off to college to find out a different world laid ahead. Denise dropped out of the mostly black college only to have the series improve and become a hit with other cast members. The best characters had to be the uppity Whitley (Jasmine Guy), and the well liked and super-cool math major Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison) along with his best friend Ron (Darryl M. Bell). The pit was the place the gang hung out for everything from meals to talk. The theme song sung by Phoebe Snow really is the truth once you leave home from your parents it really is a different world.


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