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Oprah Reunites Cast Of A Different World [Photos]


They don’t make Black sitcoms like A Different World anymore. Hell, they don’t really make sitcoms period. Much of television today has been eclipsed by some sort of reality television but leave it to Oprah Winfrey to restore that old feeling if only for fleeting moment.

The enamored talk show host brought the cast of the 1989 hit show into her studio for a very special edition of her Oprah: Where Are They Now? series, according to research done by TheGrio. The gang was all there which included Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy, Sinbad, Dawnn Lewis, Cree Summer and Debbie Allen, who was an executive producer on the show.

“Thank you Oprah Winfrey for bringing us together!,” Allen posted on her Facebook. “Reunited and it feels so good!!!!! #ADifferentWorld.”

Created in 1987, the show began as a spin-off of The Cosby Show as it chronicled Lisa Bonet’s character Denise Huxtable through her transition to fictional historically black college Hillman College. After she left the show in the first season, it introduced a new wave of characters that tackled several socioeconomic issues such as HIV, racism and pregnancy.

Flip through the gallery to all picture of the reunion shared by all the actors. A triumph.

Photos: Instagram/Sinbad, Facebook/Debbie Allen

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  • TGIF!!

    Used to love watching “A Sifferent World”

  • Sherry

    Too bad Lisa Bonet doesn’t participate in any of these reunion shows. I would really like to know what’s going on with her. She’s so reclusive.

    • rita

      @Sherry…*nodding head* She sure is…

    • cleva

      She was at the last one they did. Google it.

    • NiHi

      She is married to Jason Momoa the guy that played Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. I’d say she is doing just fiiiiiiiine.

  • Brittany

    that was my show

  • chaka1

    This show is more relevant NOW than it was in 1991.

  • You’renotme

    Use to be a great show! Kadeem look very OLD! Damn all that grey! Damn they are old as hell huh. wow

  • You’renotme

    WOW CREE AND DAWN ARE GORGEOUS! They still look the damn same.

  • Cami

    My fav A Different World epi still is and always will be the two-parter epi of Whitley’s Bachelorette Party and Wedding. Classic TV!

    • MiaSara

      I’m in the minority but my faves are season 1 and the last season when Jada Pinkett and Ajay (whatever her last name is) were the focal points.

  • Steve Stone

    Where was Kim? I used to like her chocolate assss

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  • Krystal

    I would LOVE to buy the DVDs but sadly they refuse to release them.

    • MiaSara

      It’s on tv1 12 times a day.

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  • Smh

    Omg does that bring back memories. And when Dwayne and Whitley got married, she my all time favorite episode. I still cry when I see it. My all time favorite TV show. Miss TV like this for real.

  • dingo_egret

    Nothing makes me more nostalgic about the 90’s like great black comedies. This was one of my favorites. Mainstream media couldn’t deny their popularity and their positive impact.