Debbie Allen Wants to Bring 'A Different World' Back to TV
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

From the Grio.

On her Twitter account, TV producer and director Debbie Allen expressed her desire to reunite the cast of “A Different World” 25 years after its TV debut.

“We need to recap this ground breaking series that is so missed in TV today…can I get an AMEN,” she tweeted to her Twitter followers.

Allen recently sat down with EBONY magazine for its September issue where she discussed the show’s groundbreaking impact in American television. The show, which was essentially the sequel to The Cosby Show, was often extolled for its knack for tackling social issues of the modern day college youth. Much of the show’s success is credited to Allen’s direction. Allen, who graduated from Howard University often drew on her black college experiences as artistic fuel for the show.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine,, New York Amsterdam News, and Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.