Connect with us


‘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.


‘Grown-ish’ Renewed for Third Season


International Student Charged With Slowly Poisoning Black College Roommate


The Cast of ‘A Different World’ Discuss the Show’s Cultural Impact

Black History

Black student, professor, texas Black student, professor, texas

Professor Suspended for Calling Cops on Black Student With Feet up in Class


Newsletter Signup