It seemed inevitable that the trend of TV revivals would eventually reach The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and indeed, some confusion erupted when Will Smith’s production company began development of a suspiciously-similar fish-out-of-water story. That never came to pass, but thankfully Smith now says he’d only consider a Fresh Prince revival “when hell freezes over.”
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song has earned a permanent place in all our ears, but did you know NBC briefly canceled the series after Season 4? Or that Will Smith had only a single acting credit to his name before? We'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, ‘You Think You Know TV?’ will tell you all about The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!
Whether or not you’ve grown tired of TV’s increasing tendency to reboot or revive old properties, here’s something ironically Fresh: Will Smith’s breakout sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has a reboot of sorts in the works, with Big Willie himself bringing style as an executive producer.
It brings us great sadness to report this news on the first day of the New Year -- James Avery, the beloved actor who portrayed Uncle Phil on the hit '90s sitcom 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,' has passed away at the age of 68. Avery, who passed away late last night in Los Angeles, was an actor known for his warmth, and continued to appear on many TV shows over the years after 'Fresh Prince' concluded.
Will Smith may be the biggest movie star in the world, but his millions of fans will never let him forget his humble beginnings as the star of 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' While in England to promote the release of 'Men in Black 3,' Smith was coerced into performing the show's iconic theme song on 'The Graham Norton Show.' And yeah, it's kind of awesome.
Somewhere in a California mansion, Will Smith is laughing maniacally as he signs the checks from 'Men in Black 3,' and gazes over his Hollywood kingdom while taking a deep spiritual peace in the life he's led, the children he's raised, and the cinematic memories he's created. Suddenly, Tom Jones' music could be heard in the distance, and Will knew that Alfonso Ribeiro had eclipsed his legacy forever.