Strokes: Broadcast Stations
Diff'rent Strokes joined the TNN lineup in the USA on
Monday, February 25th 2002 and left on August 30th, 2002. (updated 12/20/02)
Diff'rent Strokes was seen on satellite tv in the
UK on Trouble
It airs on the weekends at 9:30-10:30AM and weekdays at 8:55-9:25PM. (updated 01/08/03)
Diff'rent Strokes episodes have also aired in Atlanta in 1997-1998.
Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Baltimore have also seen Diff'rent Strokes in the last few
years on local channels. (updated 04/18/01)
In France, the series was called Arnold et Willy. (added 05/04/00)
2 Diff'rent Strokes episodes have aired on the Screen Gems Network,
1 in November 1999 and another in December 1999. Screen Gems is a one hour block
of syndicated programming available on over 200 stations and 90% of the USA.
The show airs in Japan on Super Channel at 7:00AM and 5:00PM. In
Japan, Diff'rent Strokes is translated as "Arnold bouya wa ninkimono". The translation for
Arnold's "Whatchoo talkin' about Willis?" is "Joke only about your face".
The show last aired in Italy one or two years ago on Canale 5.
The name of the show there was "Il mio amico Arnold" (My Friend Arnold) or "harlem contro
manhattan". Arnold's "Whatchoo talkin' about Willis?" was translated as "Che cavolo stai dicendo Willis?".
The show is being broadcasted in India now for a period of
atleast six months in Hindi. It is gaining a lot of popularity there, especially Gary Coleman.
It airs at 6:30PM India time on Sony Entertainment Television.
The show was on the air in Europe on the Paramount Channel at 7:30PM (UK time)/ 8:30PM for the rest of Europe every Saturday and Sunday
, but it's now no longer being broadcasted (updated 05/04/00).
The show is/was being broadcasted in Argentina on the station Telefe. It is
dubbed in Spanish and is called "Blanco y Negro" (Black & White). It goes on at 3:30PM.
Channel 9 had the rights to DS in Australia, but they
haven't seen the show since the late 80's.
Diff'rent Strokes was shown in Israel on Channel 6 at
19:40 Israel time (8 o'clock), dubbed in Hebrew. It is no longer
airing there as it went off the air about a year ago. (updated 04/01/03)
As of 2014, Diff'rent Strokes can be seen on Antenna TV and Encore Black. It's also available on demand on Comcast.
BET Adds Diff'rent Strokes Weekdays at 9:00-10:00AM ET/PT and 3:00-4:00PM ET/PT (updated 04/14/08)
Diff'rent Strokes Reruns Come to Atlanta TBS (06/05/07)
Diff'rent Strokes has aired in the UK on Trouble in the past.
In the U.S., Diff'rent Strokes can be seen on Comcast's On Demand service and the following local channels:
WWME - Chicago
WRLH - Richmond-Petersburg, VA
Handy link for local channels
Diff'rent Strokes was aired on the Boing TV Channel in Italy since February 2007,
every day at 02.30pm, and on Italia Uno Network since last May, every day twice at 06.00am. (Updated 04/26/08)
As of September 7th, 2006, the only station
in the US airing Diff'rent Strokes is ME-TV in Chicago - weekdays
at 3:30PM CT.
Comcast's On Demand Tube Time dropped Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life
at the end of July 2006. They were offering the 4th season for viewing and had aired
the first 3 seasons.
Diff'rent Strokes is available on Comcast's On Demand Service in their TV Entertainment/Tube
Time section. Currently, they are offering episodes from Season 3. They rotate the episodes about every month or
so. You can fast forward, rewind, and pause them. Most, if not all, of the episodes
In Italy, the situation comedy aired from October to May 2004 on Italia 1. The name "Il mio amico Arnold" was used only
many years ago, recently the title was "Arnold". (06/02/04)
A few local stations that are currently or have recently aired
Diff'rent Strokes: WXIV in Winston-Salem, NC; KFWD in Dallas, TX; WBXH in Baton Rouge, LA;
sometimes on WCIU in Chicago, IL (updated 03/11/04)
Diff’rent strokes was broadcast in Belgium in its French Version (Arnold & Willy) on AB4 – Monday to Friday at 6pm (Updated 06/18/03)
Diff'rent Strokes airs on WCIU-26 in Chicago
Monday-Friday at 8:30AM CST as of February 24th. (updated 03/06/03)
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