The Best Spin-off Series To Ever Grace A TV Screen

Step Into A Different World

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A Different World was a groundbreaking and unique series. That’s primarily because the setting of the show was in a fictional historically black college, a place never ventured for comedy.

The Cosby Show spin-off also had a ton of great social commentaries like episodes about HIV/AIDS and race. Viewers got to follow Lisa Bonet’s character as she moved from New York to Virginia’s Hillman College. Bonet left once season one ended because she became pregnant, so showrunners switched the focus to a more ensemble focus. A Different World would last for 145 episodes.