A Different World

A Different World - NBC

NBC

Series

1987

TVPG

Sitcom

A spin-off of The Cosby Show that follows Denise Huxtable and a diverse group of students as they navigate the challenges of college life at the fictional historically black college, Hillman.

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1987–1993 Series 6 Seasons146 Episodes

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The airings below are based on a generic national schedule. Times and dates can vary by TV provider.

Thursday, February 22

Some Enchanted Late Afternoon

Season 2 • Episode 3

Walter and Jaleesa are apprehensive about starting a romantic relationship.

Thursday, February 22

Dream Lover

Season 2 • Episode 4

Whitley is upset by the romantic dreams she has been having about Dwayne.

Thursday, February 22

Three Girls Three

Season 2 • Episode 5

Jaleesa and Whitley are given the chance to become back-up singers for Gladys Knight.

Thursday, February 22

If You Like Pilgrim Coladas

Season 2 • Episode 6

Whitley takes a homesick Kim to a restaurant for Thanksgiving dinner.

Thursday, February 22

A Stepping Stone

Season 2 • Episode 7

Whitley wants to be the team leader in an interdormitory step competition.

Thursday, February 22

Life With Father

Season 2 • Episode 8

Dwayne falls for his calculus teacher's (Glynn Turman) daughter.

Thursday, February 22

All's Fair

Season 2 • Episode 9

Whitley is squeezed out when Kim's boyfriend (Brian Wesley Thomas) monopolizes their room.

Thursday, February 22

Radio Free Hillman

Season 2 • Episode 10

Whitley is caught in the middle when Dwayne stages a sit-in at the dean's (Rosalind Cash) office.

Friday, February 23

It Happened One Night

Season 2 • Episode 11

Whitley offers her support to Kim when she fears that she may be pregnant.

Friday, February 23

I've Got the Muse in Me

Season 2 • Episode 12

Freddie turns to alcohol when she lacks inspiration in her writing.

Friday, February 23

Risky Business

Season 2 • Episode 13

Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) gives a business etiquette seminar at Hillman.

Friday, February 23

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Season 2 • Episode 14

Couples at Hillman College experience broken hearts and discord as Valentine's Day approaches.

Friday, February 23

For She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage

Season 2 • Episode 15

Whitley's mother (Diahann Carroll) is determined to find a boyfriend for her daughter.

Friday, February 23

It's Greek to Me

Season 2 • Episode 16

Dwayne and Ron's friendship is strained after they pledge a fraternity.

Friday, February 23

The Cash Isn't Always Greener

Season 4 • Episode 18

Dwayne debates going for the big bucks in business or another degree after graduation.

Friday, February 23

How Great Thou Art

Season 4 • Episode 19

Whitley ignores her boss and buys a painting; Freddie hosts a radio talk show.

Friday, February 23

Showtime at Hillman

Season 4 • Episode 20

Walter hosts a telethon for the community center, but fails to get the phones ringing.

Friday, February 23

Sister to Sister, Sister

Season 4 • Episode 21

Kim decides to pledge a sorority and finds that Whitley is the pledge mistress.

Friday, February 23

The Cash Isn't Always Greener

Season 4 • Episode 18

Dwayne debates going for the big bucks in business or another degree after graduation.

Friday, February 23

How Great Thou Art

Season 4 • Episode 19

Whitley ignores her boss and buys a painting; Freddie hosts a radio talk show.

Friday, February 23

Showtime at Hillman

Season 4 • Episode 20

Walter hosts a telethon for the community center, but fails to get the phones ringing.

Friday, February 23

Sister to Sister, Sister

Season 4 • Episode 21

Kim decides to pledge a sorority and finds that Whitley is the pledge mistress.

Monday, February 26

Monet Is the Root of All Evil

Season 4 • Episode 22

Whitley sponsors an art show that is labeled obscene by an outside group.

Monday, February 26

If I Should Die Before I Wake

Season 4 • Episode 23

An oratory professor (Whoopi Goldberg) gives her class a unique assignment.

Monday, February 26

Never Can Say Goodbye

Season 4 • Episode 24

Ron pleads with the dean (Robert Guillaume) about graduating; a "roast" is in the works for Walter.

Monday, February 26

To Be Continued

Season 4 • Episode 25

Whitley faces a post-graduation decision; Ron and his father negotiate with the dean.

Monday, February 26

Monet Is the Root of All Evil

Season 4 • Episode 22

Whitley sponsors an art show that is labeled obscene by an outside group.

Monday, February 26

If I Should Die Before I Wake

Season 4 • Episode 23

An oratory professor (Whoopi Goldberg) gives her class a unique assignment.

Monday, February 26

Never Can Say Goodbye

Season 4 • Episode 24

Ron pleads with the dean (Robert Guillaume) about graduating; a "roast" is in the works for Walter.

Monday, February 26

To Be Continued

Season 4 • Episode 25

Whitley faces a post-graduation decision; Ron and his father negotiate with the dean.

Tuesday, February 27

We've Only Just Begun

Season 5 • Episode 1

Dwayne buys a ring; Whitley eyes another gem.

Tuesday, February 27

The Dwayne Mutiny

Season 5 • Episode 2

Dwayne is not getting any support when Whitley threatens to walk out and his algebra class mutinies.

Tuesday, February 27

Home Is Where the Fire Is

Season 5 • Episode 3

Bickering distracts Whitley and Kim from a hazard in Lena's (Jada Pinkett) room.

Tuesday, February 27

Almost Working Girl

Season 5 • Episode 4

When Jaleesa sends Freddie on a temporary job at Whitley's workplace, she insults an executive.

Tuesday, February 27

We've Only Just Begun

Season 5 • Episode 1

Dwayne buys a ring; Whitley eyes another gem.

Tuesday, February 27

The Dwayne Mutiny

Season 5 • Episode 2

Dwayne is not getting any support when Whitley threatens to walk out and his algebra class mutinies.

Tuesday, February 27

Home Is Where the Fire Is

Season 5 • Episode 3

Bickering distracts Whitley and Kim from a hazard in Lena's (Jada Pinkett) room.

Tuesday, February 27

Almost Working Girl

Season 5 • Episode 4

When Jaleesa sends Freddie on a temporary job at Whitley's workplace, she insults an executive.

Wednesday, February 28

In the Eye of the Storm

Season 5 • Episode 5

Ron and Freddie argue and get stuck in the radio studio.

Wednesday, February 28

Rule Number One ...

Season 5 • Episode 6

Dwayne fails to foresee the consequences of his tutoring Lena; Ron goes into the cosmetics business.

Wednesday, February 28

Baby, I'm a Star

Season 5 • Episode 7

Kim's new-found arrogance loses her a spot in Ron's band; Col. Taylor frets over his age.

Wednesday, February 28

Liza Who-Little

Season 5 • Episode 8

Whitley's wealthy cousin Liza (Jasmine Guy in a dual role) goes husband-hunting at Hillman.

Wednesday, February 28

In the Eye of the Storm

Season 5 • Episode 5

Ron and Freddie argue and get stuck in the radio studio.

Wednesday, February 28

Rule Number One ...

Season 5 • Episode 6

Dwayne fails to foresee the consequences of his tutoring Lena; Ron goes into the cosmetics business.

Wednesday, February 28

Baby, I'm a Star

Season 5 • Episode 7

Kim's new-found arrogance loses her a spot in Ron's band; Col. Taylor frets over his age.

Wednesday, February 28

Liza Who-Little

Season 5 • Episode 8

Whitley's wealthy cousin Liza (Jasmine Guy in a dual role) goes husband-hunting at Hillman.

Thursday, February 29

To Tell the Truth

Season 5 • Episode 9

Dwayne gets into hot water when he is spotted holding hands with a woman other than Whitley.

Thursday, February 29

Do You Take This Woman?

Season 5 • Episode 10

Dwayne gets cold feet, then the potential mothers-in-law clash.

Thursday, February 29

Mammy Dearest

Season 5 • Episode 11

Whitley plans a slave-art exhibit until she learns her family heritage.

Thursday, February 29

Just Another Four-Letter Word

Season 5 • Episode 13

Ron is forced to move out of his apartment after he spends the rent money pursuing his music career.

Thursday, February 29

To Tell the Truth

Season 5 • Episode 9

Dwayne gets into hot water when he is spotted holding hands with a woman other than Whitley.

Thursday, February 29

Do You Take This Woman?

Season 5 • Episode 10

Dwayne gets cold feet, then the potential mothers-in-law clash.

Thursday, February 29

Mammy Dearest

Season 5 • Episode 11

Whitley plans a slave-art exhibit until she learns her family heritage.

Thursday, February 29

Just Another Four-Letter Word

Season 5 • Episode 13

Ron is forced to move out of his apartment after he spends the rent money pursuing his music career.

Thursday, February 29

The Thing About Women

Season 2 • Episode 17

Walter becomes jealous when Jaleesa's ex husband, Lamar, shows up.

Thursday, February 29

High Anxiety

Season 2 • Episode 18

Kim takes on too many responsibilities; Mr. Gaines moves in with Col. Taylor.

Thursday, February 29

Strangers on a Plane

Season 3 • Episode 1

Whitley encounters a new Dwayne on the plane ride back to school.

Thursday, February 29

The Heat Is On

Season 3 • Episode 2

Whitley's avoidance of math classes threatens her chances of graduating.

Friday, March 1

The Hat Makes the Man

Season 3 • Episode 3

Tensions run high in the dorm when new director Walter clashes with Jaleesa.

Friday, March 1

To Have and Have Not

Season 3 • Episode 4

Whitley loses faith in her youth-center dance students when her pocketbook disappears.

Friday, March 1

Forever Hold Your Peace

Season 3 • Episode 5

Dwayne drives Whitley to her father's wedding.

Friday, March 1

Delusions of Daddyhood

Season 3 • Episode 6

Despite Whitley's objections, rap group Heavy D. & the Boyz arrive at Hillman for a benefit concert.

Friday, March 1

Wedding Bells From Hell

Season 3 • Episode 7

Romance is in the air as Walter pops the question to Jaleesa and Dwayne asks Whitley to date him.

Friday, March 1

Great Expectations

Season 3 • Episode 8

After her father nixes a rock-concert trip, Kim still goes and leaves Whitley to cover for her.

Friday, March 1

The Cat's in the Cradle

Season 5 • Episode 14

Ron, Dwayne and members of a rival school share a cell after a racial clash.

Friday, March 1

Prisoner of Love

Season 5 • Episode 15

Dwayne and Ron are suspicious of a new student who attracts Whitley.

Friday, March 1

Bedroom at the Top

Season 5 • Episode 16

Whitley is sexually harassed, then reported as the aggressor.

Friday, March 1

May the Best Man Win

Season 5 • Episode 17

An alumnus (Joe Morton) running for Congress enlists Whitley.

Friday, March 1

The Cat's in the Cradle

Season 5 • Episode 14

Ron, Dwayne and members of a rival school share a cell after a racial clash.

Friday, March 1

Prisoner of Love

Season 5 • Episode 15

Dwayne and Ron are suspicious of a new student who attracts Whitley.

Friday, March 1

Bedroom at the Top

Season 5 • Episode 16

Whitley is sexually harassed, then reported as the aggressor.

Friday, March 1

May the Best Man Win

Season 5 • Episode 17

An alumnus (Joe Morton) running for Congress enlists Whitley.

Saturday, March 2

Honeymoon in L.A.

Season 6 • Episode 1

Whitley and Dwayne tell new students about their honeymoon in Los Angeles.

Saturday, March 2

Honeymoon in L.A.

Season 6 • Episode 2

Separated honeymooners Dwayne and Whitley struggle to reunite.

Saturday, March 2

Interior Desecration or Sofa, So Good

Season 6 • Episode 3

Whitley and Dwayne try to combine their possessions in the new apartment.

Saturday, March 2

Somebody Say Ho!

Season 6 • Episode 4

Terrell is charged with verbally abusing Charmaine in Dwayne's class.

Saturday, March 2

Really Gross Anatomy

Season 6 • Episode 5

Kim gets sick dissecting her first cadaver.

Saturday, March 2

Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Axed

Season 6 • Episode 6

Whitley persuades Dwayne to buy an expensive painting, then loses her job.

Saturday, March 2

The Little Mister

Season 6 • Episode 7

In Dwayne's dream, Whitley is running for president against other women.

Saturday, March 2

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Season 6 • Episode 8

Whitley phones Montel Williams for marital advice.

Saturday, March 2

Faith, Hope & Charity

Season 6 • Episode 9

Dwayne's mother, Mrs. Gilbert and her date go to the Waynes' for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, March 2

Faith, Hope & Charity

Season 6 • Episode 10

Dwayne's mother, Mrs. Gilbert and her date go to the Waynes' for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, March 2

The Original Teacher

Season 6 • Episode 11

Dwayne tries to dissuade rival gang members from giving up on their friendship.

Saturday, March 2

Occupational Hazards

Season 6 • Episode 12

Whitley files for unemployment and encounters an officious claims officer (Alaina Reed-Hall).

Monday, March 4

Kiss You Back

Season 5 • Episode 18

Whitley's whirlwind romance puts Dwayne temporarily out of the picture.

Monday, March 4

Conflict of Interest

Season 5 • Episode 19

A couple's relationship is threatened when only she is accepted to Hillman.

Monday, March 4

Sellmates

Season 5 • Episode 20

A car buyer (Jana Marie Hupp) outwits Ron in his new job; Kim hears from a medical school.

Monday, March 4

Do the Write Thing

Season 5 • Episode 21

Lena's fallacious essay on her father wins her a journalism scholarship.

Monday, March 4

Kiss You Back

Season 5 • Episode 18

Whitley's whirlwind romance puts Dwayne temporarily out of the picture.

Monday, March 4

Conflict of Interest

Season 5 • Episode 19

A couple's relationship is threatened when only she is accepted to Hillman.

Monday, March 4

Sellmates

Season 5 • Episode 20

A car buyer (Jana Marie Hupp) outwits Ron in his new job; Kim hears from a medical school.

Monday, March 4

Do the Write Thing

Season 5 • Episode 21

Lena's fallacious essay on her father wins her a journalism scholarship.

Tuesday, March 5

Special Delivery

Season 5 • Episode 23

Byron (Joe Morton) sweeps Whitley off her feet on election night; Jaleesa goes into labor.

Tuesday, March 5

Save the Best for Last

Season 5 • Episode 24

Dwayne visits Whitley the night before her wedding to apologize for his mistakes.

Tuesday, March 5

Save the Best for Last

Season 5 • Episode 25

Dwayne attends the wedding, and Whitney realizes that she can not marry Byron.

Tuesday, March 5

Interior Desecration or Sofa, So Good

Season 6 • Episode 3

Whitley and Dwayne try to combine their possessions in the new apartment.

Tuesday, March 5

Special Delivery

Season 5 • Episode 23

Byron (Joe Morton) sweeps Whitley off her feet on election night; Jaleesa goes into labor.

Tuesday, March 5

Save the Best for Last

Season 5 • Episode 24

Dwayne visits Whitley the night before her wedding to apologize for his mistakes.

Tuesday, March 5

Save the Best for Last

Season 5 • Episode 25

Dwayne attends the wedding, and Whitney realizes that she can not marry Byron.

Tuesday, March 5

Interior Desecration or Sofa, So Good

Season 6 • Episode 3

Whitley and Dwayne try to combine their possessions in the new apartment.

Wednesday, March 6

Somebody Say Ho!

Season 6 • Episode 4

Terrell is charged with verbally abusing Charmaine in Dwayne's class.

Wednesday, March 6

Really Gross Anatomy

Season 6 • Episode 5

Kim gets sick dissecting her first cadaver.

Wednesday, March 6

Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Axed

Season 6 • Episode 6

Whitley persuades Dwayne to buy an expensive painting, then loses her job.

Wednesday, March 6

The Little Mister

Season 6 • Episode 7

In Dwayne's dream, Whitley is running for president against other women.

Wednesday, March 6

Somebody Say Ho!

Season 6 • Episode 4

Terrell is charged with verbally abusing Charmaine in Dwayne's class.

Wednesday, March 6

Really Gross Anatomy

Season 6 • Episode 5

Kim gets sick dissecting her first cadaver.

Wednesday, March 6

Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Axed

Season 6 • Episode 6

Whitley persuades Dwayne to buy an expensive painting, then loses her job.

Wednesday, March 6

The Little Mister

Season 6 • Episode 7

In Dwayne's dream, Whitley is running for president against other women.

Thursday, March 7

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Season 6 • Episode 8

Whitley phones Montel Williams for marital advice.

Thursday, March 7

Faith, Hope & Charity

Season 6 • Episode 9

Dwayne's mother, Mrs. Gilbert and her date go to the Waynes' for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, March 7

Faith, Hope & Charity

Season 6 • Episode 10

Dwayne's mother, Mrs. Gilbert and her date go to the Waynes' for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, March 7

The Original Teacher

Season 6 • Episode 11

Dwayne tries to dissuade rival gang members from giving up on their friendship.

Thursday, March 7

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Season 6 • Episode 8

Whitley phones Montel Williams for marital advice.

Thursday, March 7

Faith, Hope & Charity

Season 6 • Episode 9

Dwayne's mother, Mrs. Gilbert and her date go to the Waynes' for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, March 7

Faith, Hope & Charity

Season 6 • Episode 10

Dwayne's mother, Mrs. Gilbert and her date go to the Waynes' for Thanksgiving.

Thursday, March 7

The Original Teacher

Season 6 • Episode 11

Dwayne tries to dissuade rival gang members from giving up on their friendship.

Thursday, March 7

Answered Prayers

Season 3 • Episode 9

The gang rushes Kim to see her policeman father, who has been shot while on duty.

Thursday, March 7

Under One Roof

Season 3 • Episode 11

Whitley misinterprets an invitation to stay at the dean's house for a weekend.

Thursday, March 7

Here's to Old Friends

Season 3 • Episode 12

Dwayne's friend comes for a visit and tries to convince him to transfer.

Thursday, March 7

The Power of the Pen

Season 3 • Episode 13

Whitley misconstrues Dwayne's beautiful poetry about mathematics as verses intended for her.

Thursday, March 7

Pride and Prejudice

Season 3 • Episode 14

Whitley deals with a sales clerk's (Peggy Walton-Walker) racism.

Thursday, March 7

Success, Lies and Videotape

Season 3 • Episode 15

A visit by Clair Huxtable (Phylicia Rashad) prompts the students to think about their career goals.

Thursday, March 7

A World Alike

Season 3 • Episode 16

Kim is offered a scholarship by a company with South African ties.

Thursday, March 7

That's the Trouble With You All

Season 3 • Episode 17

Whitley's jealousy gets in the way after she pairs Dwayne with a date.

Friday, March 8

A Campfire Story

Season 3 • Episode 18

Dwayne and Walter regale a group of students with tales of recruiting a star basketball player.

Friday, March 8

Hillman Isn't Through With You Yet

Season 3 • Episode 19

Whitley's career planning has fallen a bit short of its intended mark.

Friday, March 8

21 Candles

Season 3 • Episode 20

Whitley is convinced that everyone has forgotten her 21st birthday.

Friday, March 8

Sweet Charity

Season 3 • Episode 21

The students try to help Kim make money to pay for college, Dwayne and Ron appear in a commercial.

Friday, March 8

Soldier Boy

Season 3 • Episode 22

Col. Taylor is roasted at the campus military dinner; Dwayne issues a challenge to Whitley.

Friday, March 8

Perhaps Love ...

Season 3 • Episode 25

Whitley finds comfort with Dwayne at his place -- until she mistakes his mother for the maid.

Friday, March 8

Occupational Hazards

Season 6 • Episode 12

Whitley files for unemployment and encounters an officious claims officer (Alaina Reed-Hall).

Friday, March 8

White Christmas

Season 6 • Episode 13

Freddie's free-spirited mother (Anita Morris) visits; Whitley works on Christmas day.

Friday, March 8

To Whit, With Love

Season 6 • Episode 14

Dwayne lends a hand when Whitley teaches a remedial class; Lena tries to get a date with Dorian.

Friday, March 8

To Whit, With Love

Season 6 • Episode 14

Dwayne lends a hand when Whitley teaches a remedial class; Lena tries to get a date with Dorian.

Friday, March 8

Occupational Hazards

Season 6 • Episode 12

Whitley files for unemployment and encounters an officious claims officer (Alaina Reed-Hall).

Friday, March 8

White Christmas

Season 6 • Episode 13

Freddie's free-spirited mother (Anita Morris) visits; Whitley works on Christmas day.

Friday, March 8

To Whit, With Love

Season 6 • Episode 14

Dwayne lends a hand when Whitley teaches a remedial class; Lena tries to get a date with Dorian.

Friday, March 8

To Whit, With Love

Season 6 • Episode 14

Dwayne lends a hand when Whitley teaches a remedial class; Lena tries to get a date with Dorian.

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