Twin Peaks is coming back, and it's a big deal apparently. Full House is getting a new series, continuing the Tanner family saga. X-Files and Heroes. Xena. All coming back, ready to reward the 30-somethings out there with a brief (and, probably, ultimately unsatisfying) taste of days gone by. But none of that really matters because:
Will Smith is "in the very early stages of developing a present-day" Fresh Prince of Bel Air series, reports TVLine. We'll give you a minute to digest this news.
OK, you're back. TVLine, citing "multiple sources" says that Smith's production company, Overbrook Entertainment, "will begin shopping it around in the coming weeks." A stop on that tour will presumably be NBC, where the original series ran for six seasons from 1990 to 1996. TVLine reports that "NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said the network was not involved with the project, but that he would 'be happy to talk to Will [Smith] about it.'"
Will a new series be able to retain the original's quirky charm? Will another star be able to capture Smith's unique brand of cool plus goofball. Where would you even find another Alfonso Ribeiro?