Netflix Picks Up ‘A Different World’ Despite Bill Cosby Allegations


The multiple sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby must not phase Netflix anymore because the media company announced Tuesday (Feb. 24) that they will be adding A Different World among its list of new releases for March 2015.

The classic The Cosby Show spin-off created by Cosby first debuted on NBC in 1987 to showcase Huxtable daughter Denise’s college experience. The show aired for six seasons.

However, Netflix’s acquisition of the sitcom comes as a surprise since the platform cancelled plans to launch Bill Cosby’s comedy special from their line-up last November. Bill Cosby 77 was originally scheduled to premiere the day after Thanksgiving, but was changed following more than a dozen rape allegations against Cosby.

The complete series of A Different World will be available on Netflix beginning March 17.

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