*Oprah Winfrey has worked her magic again with assembling the cast of “A Different World” for a reunion.
A publicist with the Oprah Winfrey Network confirmed to theGrio.com that Lady O taped an upcoming episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” with the cast Wednesday in Los Angeles. Among those on hand for the reunion were Sinbad, Dawnn Lewis, Cree Summer, Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell and “A Different World” executive producer Debbie Allen, who posted a behind-the-scenes group shot of the cast on her Facebook page.
“Thank you Oprah Winfrey for bringing us together! Reunited and it feels so good!!!!! #ADifferentWorld,” Allen wrote.
News of the “Different World” reunion comes amid efforts to bring the popular ‘90s show back to the small screen.
“I have been trying with some very powerful people behind me [to reboot A Different World]. The difficulty is that it’s very convoluted when you’re mixing old writers and new writers,” Allen shared during an interview with theGrio.com’s Chris Witherspoon in April. I just wanted to have the name so that I could get started again. Bill Cosby wanted to see this happen. Right now we’re kinda at a stand still. I got really far up that ladder, and then I got stopped. So we’re going to re-investigate it again because it’s such a good idea.”
While we wait for the “Different World” episode to air, an all-new episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” has another reunion for TV fans to take in. The episode, which airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT Sunday on OWN, will Candy Spelling, Antonio Sabato, Jr. and a reunion with the battling blondes of “Knots Landing.”
For Debbie Allen’s interview with theGrio.com, check out the video below: