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Fresh Prince reboot in the works?

Fresh Prince, one of everyone’s all-time favorite shows, the kickstart to Will Smith’s acting career, and a show that embodies the 90s… actually seems like a show that shouldn’t be touched with a reboot. It’s classic, and how can you improve on that?

On the other hand, a well-executed reboot could be… well, fresh. The promising sign for this case is that Will Smith is reportedly leading the efforts.

TV Line reports Smith’s production company, Overbrook Entertainment, is in the very early stages of developing a new show that “puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of the original series.” The pitch is still in the works, and Smith is expected to start shopping the show in coming weeks along with his not-divorced wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith. (via Complex)

If that’s the case, I’m intrigued to see where this goes and am hoping for best case scenario: creative, not corny plot that adds a new layer altogether to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air story. Maybe even inspired by his own prince, Jaden?? Stay tuned…

Great Moments with Uncle Phil

This morning brought a bit of sad news in kicking off 2014. James Avery, the actor best known for his iconic role as Uncle Phil in the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has passed away. The Fresh Prince was one of the few shows I remember from my early years — my family watched it on a TV as big as your computer screen every night at 6:30 for dinner — so it’s easy for me to feel nostalgic about the show and any related news like today’s unfortunate announcement. I found this quick clip of some “Great Moments with Uncle Phil” to remember him fondly across the many social media tributes. Definitely one to watch to remember a “second father” as Alfonso Ribeiro appropriately puts it. R.I.P.