College fever

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Television series
German title College fever
Original title A different world
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) 1987-1993
length 24 minutes
Episodes 144 in 6 seasons ( List )
genre Sitcom
music Bill Cosby
First broadcast September 24, 1987 on NBC
first broadcast
March 10, 1994 on ProSieben

College Fever (original title: A Different World ) is an American sitcom that was created as an offshoot of the successful sitcom The Bill Cosby Show and was produced from 1987 to 1993.


Denise, the second eldest daughter of the Huxtable family, is leaving home to study at the prestigious Hillman College, which is mostly attended by African Americans.

The many people she meets and befriends there include the confident Jaleesa, the naive Maggie, the arrogant Whitley and the cool Dwayne, who falls in love with Denise.

After Denise leaves college to travel around Africa and get married there, the focus is on Whitley and Dwayne, who after a while fall in love and eventually get married.


The series was originally written for Lisa Bonet aka Denise Huxtable. After leaving the series after the first season, the supporting actors moved to the fore. The reason for Lisa Bonet's early exit from the series is her pregnancy, but her alleged unreliability should also have played a role. In 1991 she made another guest appearance on an episode in which Dwayne realizes that his crush, Denise, married another man.

Episode list


Jasmine Guy received the Image Award for best actress in a comedy series six times.


role actor
Denise Huxtable (1987–1988) Lisa Bonet
Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne Jasmine Guy
Dwayne Cleophus Wayne Kadeem Hardison
Jaleesa Vinson Taylor (1987-1992) Dawnn Lewis
Maggie Lauten (1987-1988) Marisa Tomei
Stevie Rallen (1987-1988) Loretta Devine
Leticia "Lettie" Bostic (1988–1989) Mary Alice
Ronald "Ron" Johnson (1988–1993) Darryl M. Bell
Kimberly "Kim" Reese (1988-1993) Charnele Brown
Winifred "Freddie" Brooks (1988–1993) Cree Summer
Col. Bradford "Brad" Taylor (1988-1993) Glynn Turman
Coach Walter Oakes (1988-1991) Sinbad
Vernon Gaines (1989-1993) Lou Myers
Lena James (1992-1993) Jada Pinkett Smith
Gina Devereaux (1992-1993) Ajai Sanders
Charmaine Brown (1992-1993) Karen Malina White

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