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A different world

This page lists all of the episodes of the NBC-TV sitcom series A Different World, which ran on the network from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993.

Episodes Edit

Season 1 (1987-88)Edit

Season 1 episodes
# in Series # in Season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
1 1 "Reconcilable Differences" Ellen Falcon Lissa Levin and Thad Mumford September 24, 1987 11105
2 2 "Pilot" Jay Sandrich John Markus, Carmen Finestra and Matt Williams October 1, 1987 00000
3 3 "Porky de Bergerac" Ellen Falcon Susan Fales October 15, 1987 11306
4 4 "Those Who Can't...Tutor" Kim Friedman Susan Fales October 22, 1987 12008
5 5 "War of the Words" Ellen Falcon Joe Gammon October 29, 1987 12211
6 6 "Rudy and the Snow Queen" Ellen Falcon Cheryl Gard November 5, 1987 12412
7 7 "Sometimes You Get the Bear...Sometimes the Bear Gets You" Ellen Falcon Thad Mumford November 12, 1987 11700
8 8 "If Chosen I May Not Run" Ellen Falcon Thad Mumford December 3, 1987 10101
9 9 "Romancing Mr. Stone" Ellen Falcon Scott Spencer Gordon & David Felton December 10, 1987 11207
10 10 "Gift of the Magi" Ellen Falcon Susan Fales December 17, 1987 12513
12 12 "Advise and Descent" Ellen Falcon Cheryl Gard January 14, 1988 12715
13 13 "The Prime of Miss Lettie Bostic" Ellen Falcon Susan Fales & Thad Mumford January 14, 1988 13117
14 14 "Wild Child" Ellen Falcon David Felton February 4, 1988 13016
15 15 "Dr. Cupid" Reggie Life Deanne Stilman February 11, 1988 13218
16 16 "The Show Must Go On" Kim Friedman Gary Dontzig & Steven Peterman February 18, 1988 12219
17 17 "Mr. Hillman" Matthew Diamond Margo Kaufman February 25, 1988 13520
18 18 "Speech Therapy" Ellen Falcon Cheryl Gard March 10, 1988 10504
19 19 "Clair's Last Stand" Tony Singletary Thad Mumford March 24, 1988 12722
20 20 "If Only for One Night" Tony Singletary Susan Fales April 28, 1988 13421
21 21 "Come Back, Little Eggby" Ellen Falcon Scott Spencer Gordon May 5, 1988 12110
22 22 "My Dinner with Theo" Ellen Falcon Scott Spencer Gordon July 7, 1988 10303

Season 2 (1987-88)Edit

Season 2 episodes
# in Series # in Season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
23 1 "Dr. War is Hell" Debbie Allen Thad Mumford October 6, 1988 201
24 2 "Two Gentlemen of Hillman" Debbie Allen Susan Fales October 13, 1988 202
25 3 "Some Enchanted Late Afternoon" Debbie Allen Ron Edwards October 27, 1988 203
26 4 "Dream Lover" Debbie Allen Alicia Marie Schudt November 3, 1988 205
27 5 "Three Girls Three" Debbie Allen Margie Peters November 17, 1988 206
28 6 "If You Like Pilgrim Coladas" Debbie Allen Margie Peters November 17, 1988 207
29 7 "A Stepping Stone" Debbie Allen Cheryl Gard December 1, 1988 204
30 8 "Life With Father" Debbie Allen Cheryl Gard December 8, 1988 209
31 9 "All's Fair" Debbie Allen Rob Edwards December 15, 1988 208
32 10 "Radio Free Hillman" Debbie Allen Jeffrey Duteil January 5, 1989 211
33 11 "It Happened One Night" Debbie Allen Margie Peters & Susan Fales January 12, 1989 210
34 12 "I've Got the Muse in Me" Debbie Allen Bud Wiser January 26, 1989 212
35 13 "Risky Business" Debbie Allen Cheryl Gard Feburary 2, 1989 213
36 14 "Breaking Up is Hard to Do" Debbie Allen Darryl G. Mickens & Mike Scott February 9, 1989 216
37 15 "For She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage" Debbie Allen Susan Fales February 23, 1989 217
38 16 "It's Greek to Me" Debbie Allen Jeffrey Duteil March 2, 1989 215
39 17 "The Thing About Women" Debbie Allen Rob Edwards March 9, 1989 214
40 18 "High Anxiety" Debbie Allen Thad Mumford March 16, 1989 218
41 19 "Take This Job and Love It" Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser March 23, 1989 219
42 20 "No Means No" Debbie Allen Margie Peters March 30, 1989 220
43 21 "Citizen Wayne" Debbie Allen Darryl G. Mickens & Mike Scott April 27, 1989 221
44 22 "There's No Place Like Home" Debbie Allen Lenore G. Bunt & Lynn Bunt May 4, 1989 222

Season 3 (1989-1990)Edit

Season 3 episodes
# in series # in Season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
45 1 "Strangers on a Plane" Debbie Allen Thad Mumford September 28, 1989 301
46 2 "The Heat Is On" Debbie Allen Susan Fales October 12, 1989 302
47 3 "The Hat Makes the Man" Debbie Allen Cheryl Gard October 19, 1989 303
48 4 "To Have and Have Not" Debbie Allen Kevin Kelton October 26, 1989 304
49 5 "Forever Hold Your Peace" Debbie Allen Susan Fales November 2, 1989 307
50 6 "Delusions of Daddyhood" Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser November 9, 1989 309
51 7 "Wedding Bells From Hell" Debbie Allen Adriana Trigiani November 18, 1989 310
52 8 "Great Expectations" Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser November 30, 1989 305
53 9 "Answered Prayers" Debbie Allen Margie Peters December 7, 1989 306
54 10 "For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls" Debbie Allen Cheryl Gard December 21, 1989 312
55 11 "Under One Roof" Debbie Allen Kevin Kelton January 4, 1990 308
56 12 "Here's to Old Friends" Neema Barnette Thad Mumford January 11, 1990 311
57 13 "The Power of the Pen" Debbie Allen Jasmine Guy & Dominic Hoffman January 18, 1990 313
58 14 "Pride and Prejudice" John Whitesell Yvette Lee Bowser January 25, 1990 314
59 15 "Success, Lies and Videotape" Debbie Allen Adriana Trigiani February 8, 1990 317
60 16 "A World Alike" Debbie Allen Susan Fales February 15, 1990 315
61 17 "That's the Trouble With You All" Neema Barnette Thad Mumford February 22, 1990 318
62 18 "A Campfire Story" Debbie Allen Kevin Kelton March 1, 1990 316
63 19 "Hillman Isn't Through With You Yet" Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser March 8, 1990 319
64 20 "21 Candles" Debbie Allen Adriana Trigiani March 15, 1990 320
65 21 "Sweet Charity" Neema Barnette Margie Peters March 29, 1990 321
66 22 "Soldier Boy" Neema Barnette Leilani Downer April 5, 1990 322
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"Getaway: Part 1"
"Getaway: Part 2"
Debbie Allen Cheryl Gard April 19, 1990
April 26, 1990
324
325
69 25 "Perhaps Love" Debbie Allen Susan Fales May 3, 1990 323

Season 4 (1990-91)Edit

Season 4 episodes
# in series # in Season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
70 1 "Everything Must Change" Debbie Allen Susan Fales September 20, 1990 401
71 2 "How Bittersweet It Is" Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser September 27, 1990 402
72 3 "Blues for Nobody's Child" Debbie Allen Judi Ann Mason October 4, 1990 404
73 4 "Whitley's Last Supper" Debbie Allen Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman October 11, 1990 406
74 5 "The Goodwill Games" Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser October 18, 1990 407
75 6 "Tales From the Exam Zone" Debbie Allen Alonzo B. Lamont October 25, 1990 405
76 7 "Good Help is Hard to Fire" Debbie Allen Glen Berenbeim November 8, 1990 408
77 8 "Love Thy Neighbor" Rob Schiller Yvette Lee Bowser November 15, 1990 410
78 9 "Time Keeps on Slippin'" Michael Peters Glenn Berenbeim November 29, 1990 411
79 10 "The Apple Doesn't Fall" Art Dielhenn Gary H. Miller December 6, 1990 412
80 11 "I'm Dreaming of a Wayne Christmas" Debbie Allen Judi Ann Mason December 13, 1990 409
81 12 "War and Peace" Peter Werner Jasmine Guy & Dominic Hoffman January 10, 1991 414
82 13 "Ex-Communication" Debbie Allen Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman January 31, 1991 416
83 14 "Risk Around the Dollar" Art Dielhenn Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman February 7, 1991 413
84 15 "Love, Hillman-Style" Neema Barnette Gary H. Miller February 14, 1991 418
85 16 "A Word in Edgewise" Debbie Allen Glenn Berenbeim February 21, 1991 417
86 17 "Ms. Understanding" Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser & Judi Ann Mason February 28, 1991 416
87 18 "The Cash Isn't Always Greener" Neema Barnette Yvette Lee Bowser March 7, 1991 419
88 19 "How Great Thou Art" Neema Barnette Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman March 14, 1991 420
89 20 "It's Showtime at Hillman" Debbie Allen Joe Fisch March 21, 1991 403
90 21 "Sister to Sister, Sister" Glynn Turman & John Rago Judi Ann Mason March 28, 1991 422
91 22 "Monet Is the Root of All Evil" John Rago Ilunga Adell April 4, 1991 423
92 23 "If I Should Die Before I Wake" Debbie Allen Susan Fales April 11, 1991 421
93 24 '"Never Can Say Goodbye" Henry Chan Orlando Jones April 25, 1991 424
94 25 "To Be Continued" Michael Peters Glenn Berenbeim May 2, 1991 425

Season 5 (1991-1992)Edit

Season 5 episodes
# in series # in Season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
95 1 "We've Only Just Begun" Debbie Allen Susan Fales September 19, 1991 501
96 2 "The Dwayne Mutiny" Debbie Allen Gary H. Miller September 26, 1991 502
97 3 "Home is Where the Fire Is" Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser October 3, 1991 503
98 4 "Almost Working Girl" Debbie Allen Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman October 10, 1991 505
99 5 "In the Eye of the Storm" Debbie Allen Susan Fales, Gary H. Miller & Yvette Lee Bowser October 17, 1991 506
100 6 "Rule Number One" Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser October 24, 1991 507
101 7 "Baby, I'm a Star" Debbie Allen Orlando Jones October 31, 1991 507
102 8 "Liza Who-Little" Debbie Allen Dominic Hoffman November 7, 1991 509
103 9 "To Tell the Truth" Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser November 14, 1991 510
104 10 "Do You Take This Woman?" Debbie Allen Susan Fales November 21, 1991 504
105 11 "Mammy Dearest" Debbie Allen Glenn Berenbeim December 5, 1991 511
106 12 "Twelve Steps of Christmas" Bruce Kerner Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman December 19, 1991 512
107 13 "Just Another Four-letter Word" Henry Chan James E. West January 2, 1992 514
108 14 "Cats in the Cradle" Peter Werner Gary H. Miller January 9, 1992 513
109 15 "Prisoner of Love" Glynn Turman Glenn Berenbeim January 23, 1992 515
110 16 "Bedroom at the Top" John Rago Susan Fales January 30, 1992 516
111 17 "May the Best Man Win" David Blackwell Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman February 13, 1992 517
112 18 "Kiss You Back" Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser February 20, 1992 518
113 19 "Conflict of Interest" John Rago Glenn Berenbeim February 27, 1992 519
114 20 "Sellmates" Henry Chan Gary H. Miller March 12, 1992 520
115 21 "Do the Write Thing" Otis Sallid James E. West April 2, 1992 522
116 22 "Love Taps" Kadeem Hardison Teleplay by: Reggie Rock Bythewood
Story by: Kadeem Hardison, Ron Moseley & Reggie Rock Bythewood
April 23, 1992 521
117 23 "Special Delivery" Kadeem Hardison Dara Marks May 7, 1992 523
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"Save the Best for Last (Part 1)"
"Save the Best for Last (Part 2)"
Debbie Allen Yvette Lee Bowser May 14, 1992 524
525

Season 6 (1992-1993)Edit

Season 6 episodes
# in series # in Season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
120 1 "Honeymoon in L.A. (Part 1)" Debbie Allen Susan Fales September 24, 1992 601
121 2 "Honeymoon in L.A. (Part 2)" Debbie Allen Glenn Berenbeim October 1, 1992 602
122 3 "Interior Desecration" Debbie Allen Jeannette Collins and Mimi Friedman October 8, 1992 603
123 4 "Somebody Say Ho!" Debbie Allen Reggie Rock Blythewood October 15, 1992 604
124 5 "Really Gross Anatomy" Jasmine Guy Scott Sanders October 22, 1992 605
125 6 "Don't Count Your Chickens Before They're Axed" Debbie Allen Gina Prince-Blythewood October 29, 1992 606
126 7 "The Little Mister" Debbie Allen Glenn Berenbeim October 29, 1992 607
127 8 "Baby, It's Cold Outside" Glynn Turman Jasmine Guy November 5, 1992 610
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10
"Faith, Hope and Charity (Part 1)"
"Faith, Hope and Charity (Part 2)"
Debbie Allen Susan Fales November 12, 1992 608
609
130 11 "Original Teacher" Debbie Allen Reggie Rock Blythewood November 19, 1992 611
131 12 "Occupational Hazards" Kadeem Hardison Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman December 3, 1992 612
132 13 "White Christmas" Debbie Allen Glenn Berenbeim December 13, 1992 613
133 14 "To Whit, with Love" Debbie Allen Gina Prince-Blythewood January 7, 1993 614
134 15 "Happy Birthday to Moi" Debbie Allen Thomas Perry Dance January 14, 1993 615
135 16 "Mind Your Own Business" Debbie Allen Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman January 21, 1993 616
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"When One Door Closes... (Part 1)"
"When One Door Closes... (Part 2)"
David Blackwell
Debbie Allen
Karen Kennedy
Susan Fales
May 8, 1993 624
625
138 19 "Lean on Me" Henry Chan Gina Prince-Blythewood May 27, 1993 618
139 20 "Dancing Machines" Bruce Kerner Scott Sanders June 3, 1993 619
140 21 "Cabin in the Sky" Henry Chan Reggie Rock Blythewood June 10, 1993 617
141 22 "Great X-Pectations" Glynn Turman Jeanette Collins & Mimi Friedman July 9, 1993 620
142 23 "Homie, Don't Ya Know Me?" Kadeem Hardison Teleplay by: Ron Massey
Story by: Kadeem Hardison & Ron Massey
June 24, 1993
(Aired in syndication)
621
143 24 "A Rock, a River, a Lena" David Blackwell Glenn Berenbeim

July 2, 1993 (Aired in syndication)

622
144 25 "College Kid" Debbie Allen Reggie Rock Blythewood & Gina-Prince Blythewood July 10, 1993 (Aired in syndication) 623