FAMU grad and award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose will play the lead role of “Dr.,” the newly elected president of fictional HBCU Georgia A&M in BET’s brand-new drama The Quad.

Certainly, seeing the name of a black college grad brings a sense of familiarity and coming home especially for those hoping that The Quad can somehow match A Different World‘s success.

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 BET is also hoping that the show is a hit. From Essence:

“It has been years since A Different World left our television screens, and with it a glimpse for many into HBCU life.

But BET is hoping its latest undertaking, The Quad, will fill in those shoes when it debuts early next year.

Led by Tony Award winners Anika Noni Rose and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, The Quad takes viewers inside the unique, culture-filled world of a HBCU in today’s climate. Rose plays “Dr.”,  the newly elected President of the fictional Georgia A&M, who is juggling her new demanding job, a crumbling marriage, and a troublemaking daughter.”

Check out the three-minute trailer below.

The Quad premieres on BET in January.