TV Series | TV-PG | | Comedy
A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college.
The series was not initially intended as a direct spin-off from The Cosby Show. The original premise centered around Maggie Lauten (Marisa Tomei) and her experiences as a white student attending a predominantly and historically black college. Eventually, it was decided to include Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) in the series, and Maggie instead became a supporting character. When Debbie Allen took over as producer, she became intrigued by the original idea and wanted the series to partly center around Maggie and explore related issues as part of her revamping the series. Allen even considered a romantic pairing between Maggie and Dwayne (Kadeem Hardison), but ideas relating to Maggie were dropped when Marisa Tomei decided to leave the series.
It's not what you think, Whitley. Dion is the sweetest, most romantic guy I've ever gone out with.
Whitley Marion Gilbert Wayne: So I've heard. He's just nervous about the concert.
Gina Devereaux: Well, you know how I am - I'm so self-centered and I'm always running off at the mouth, and you ...
Throughout the course of the series, Whitley's talents go back and forth between being an accomplished singer/dancer and having little to no singing/dancing skills at all.