Black sitcoms are almost extinct on network television, but the “Cosby Show” spinoff “A Different World” may be making a comeback. Here’s why there might light on the horizon with the resuscitation of one of television’s most beloved sitcoms.
Director Debbie Allen took to Twitter, toying with the idea of bringing “A Different World” back on the small screen:
During its run six year run “A Different World” was the #2 ranked show in African-American households and averaged about 16-20 million viewers per week. Attendance at historically black colleges were at an all time high, due to positive depictions of campus life on the half hour show.
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