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‘Grown-ish’ Pays Homage to ‘A Different World’ (VIDEO)

Fans of Freeform comedy grown-ish may have noticed similarities between the black-ish spin-off and the Cosby Show spin-off, A Different World. Both deal with beloved daughters leaving the nest in pursuit of higher education while handling the drama of college life.

The 1990s sitcom clearly influenced the current family-friendly series, which is why in preparation for Season Two, Freeform has dropped a trailer paying homage to the classic show’s opening.

Each scene of the intro was re-created with a modern twist. The grown-ish cast acknowledged the influential show while sharing the promotional video on social media.

“Homage to what made it all possible #ADifferentWorld,” wrote grown-ish star Yara Shahidi on Instagram. ChloeXHalle, the sister duo responsible for show’s theme song, wrote, “Nostalgic, much? @grownish coming sooner than you know it, Jan 2nd babyyy. Had fun paying homage to a different world. Music remix by yours truly.”

Watch the full trailer below.

The new season of grown-ish premieres Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 8p.m. EST on Freeform. Check out the original A Different World opening below.

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