#9 A Different World
Aired on NBC September 24, 1987 – July 9, 1993
How can a show about Black young people striving at a Historically Black College not make the list? A spin-off of The Cosby Show, A Different World made college life a reality to many. The series depicted real Black college life including fraternities and sororities and was one of the first shows to discuss the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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