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Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Is Making Its Way Back to Television

Yo holmes, to Bel Air!


If you’ve got fond memories of settling down to watch Fresh Prince of Bel-Air at night and getting excited at the opening beats of that oft-repeated theme song, then we’d like you to take a minute, just sit right there, and we’ll tell you all about how there’s a reboot coming for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Way back in the 90’s, born and raised, on NBC is where this sitcom spent most of its days. It lasted six seasons, chillin’, maxin’, sharing some lessons about being a fish out of water. According to TVLine, we can expect some more poetic waxing from another Fresh Prince, as Will Smith’s production group, Overbrook Entertainment, is currently formulating a pitch to be shopped around different networks.

Smith himself will be involved in the creative process as an executive producer on the show, so hopefully a lot of the charm and humor that made the original so great will carry over to this iteration. It’s unclear whether this is going to be a full-on reboot or if it’s a continuation. Knowing how much a pitch can change, only time will tell for sure.

We can’t wait for this show to sit on its throne as the prince of Bel-Air.


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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (, and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters ( She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.