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