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From ‘Full House’ to ‘The Simpsons’: Best and Worst TV Dads

Whether giving life lessons or having public displays of drunkeness, a look at the TV dads offering heart and humor and those showcasing what not to do.

‘Bel-Air’ Star Jimmy Akingbola on Why His Geoffrey is “More Jason Bourne” to the Original’s Roger Moore

With Bel-Air, Morgan Cooper’s gritty reimagining of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, landing on Peacock this weekend (and on Sky in the U.K.), all eyes are likely to be on Jabari Banks’ considerably more serious take on Will Smith’s wildly colorful original character (and perhaps Olly Sholotan’s less-dance-prone Carlton Banks). But there’s another firm fan […]

Where to Watch ‘The Fresh Prince’ Reboot ‘Bel-Air’ This Weekend

West Philly returns to the 90210 again in Bel-Air, the new dramatized reboot inspired by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that debuts on Peacock this weekend. Based on the 2019 viral mock trailer by Morgan Cooper, the modern-day series stars Jabari Banks as Will Smith, a teen sent to live with his Uncle Phil and Auntie Viv […]

Peacock’s ‘Bel-Air’: TV Review

Morgan Cooper's viral 2019 mock trailer imagining a gritty dramatic take on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' is the basis for this new Peacock series.

Next Big Thing: ‘Bel-Air’ Star Jabari Banks on How He’s Putting a “Fresh” Spin on an Iconic Namesake

Jabari Banks calls his road to Bel-Air, Peacock’s dramatic take on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, a combination of hard work and “just being lucky.” Playing a character named Will Smith — a young Black teen who goes to live with his aunt Vivian Banks’ family in California, after getting into a not-so-little fight that […]

‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Star James Avery Delighted in Fan Reactions to Him Voicing Shredder on ‘TMNT’

For most kids of the 1980s, it was a big moment when they realized that the actor who played Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air also voiced Shredder on the popular cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And James Avery loved witnessing the lightbulb go on. In an interview given years ago, the beloved […]

‘Bel-Air’ Teaser Puts a Dramatic Spin on ‘Fresh Prince’ Reboot

Like the viral video that inspired it, Peacock’s Bel-Air is leaning into the dramatic side of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s premise. The series, based on Will Smith’s 1990s NBC sitcom, released its first teaser Tuesday, featuring Smith giving a dramatic reading of some of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song’s lyrics. It features […]

Peacock’s ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reboot Rounds Out Cast

Peacock’s dramatic spin on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has found its Banks family. The NBCUniversal streaming platform has filled out the regular cast of Bel-Air, based on a 2019 short by Morgan Cooper that went viral. Cooper and Will Smith, who starred in the 1990s NBC comedy, are executive producing. The nine actors cast […]

‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reboot Re-Casts Will Smith’s Iconic Role

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot has a new Will. Peacock’s update of the 1990s sitcom has cast newcomer Jabari Banks in the role that once shot Will Smith to fame. Smith surprised the actor with the news via Zoom, a moment that was captured below: Set in modern-day, Bel-Air is a serialized one-hour “dramatic analogue” […]

‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Drama Update at Peacock Changes Showrunners (Exclusive)

Not one but two showrunners have moved out of Bel-Air. Peacock’s drama update of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air has parted ways with original showrunner Chris Collins as sources say the Will Smith-produced series is going in a slightly different creative direction. Collins, who departed in December, was replaced earlier this year by Diane Houston […]