Throwback Thursday: A Different World Cast Reunites With Oprah Winfrey

Debbie Allen and Oprah Winfrey
Debbie Allen/Facebook       
Debbie Allen and Oprah Winfrey
Debbie Allen/Facebook       

What better way to celebrate Throwback Thursday than with the cast of A Different World. On Wednesday, Debbie Allen’s Facebook timeline was set ablaze when she posted a photo with Oprah Winfrey, but it’s what she wrote that got all of the attention:

After posting the photo, comments started pouring in from people asking if this meant the cast was reuniting for either a reunion episode on OWN or for a reboot of the popular black-college TV series.


But Allen wasn’t the only one spilling tea about Wednesday’s event. Cast member Cree Summer, who played Freddie, also took to social media to give people something to talk about. Summer, who is also a popular voice-over actress, posted several candid photos of the cast, further igniting questions about what the cast and Winfrey were up to. Summer also pointed out that Winfrey had interviewed her. 

Noticeably missing from the cast was Jada Pinkett Smith, who is currently vacationing in Hawaii, Lisa Bonet and Charnele Brown.

As many fans of the show now have their fingers crossed, only time will tell what Wednesday’s event was all about. But one thing’s for sure, there are many people hoping for a reboot of the show.

Yesha Callahan is editor of The Grapevine and a staff writer at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.

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