Why a Latina-Led ‘Charmed’ Reboot Makes Perfect Sense

I had a special power as a child: No matter how perfectly rosy and healthy my cheeks were, no matter how energetically I had bounced off the walls just moments before, I could convince any adult that I was sick and had to be sent home from school immediately. Just like the witches of Charmed, I had the power to glamour — to change my appearance to suit my needs.

And my biggest need as a child was to convince grown-ups that the child who stood before them, theatrically coughing like a street urchin in a Charles Dickens novel, was gravely ill. Inevitably, my Mami would come to pick me up and shake her head in utter disbelief, mystified as to how my spell had worked on the school administration yet again. The second I got home, totally healthy, I’d run upstairs to my room, lock the door, and get to doing what I had planned all along: binging episode after episode of Charmed.

Sisterhood Is the Real Magic of Charmed


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The original ‘Charmed’ cast in the 1998 pilot.

If you grew up in the ‘90s, you had a host of witch role models to choose from. Movies like Practical Magic had my sister and I casting homemade love spells with flower petals; The Craft inspired a new generation of teen goths and sent us all rushing to Hot Topic to buy chokers; and Sabrina the Teenage Witch had everyone daydreaming that puberty meant discovering you were magical, not awkward and utterly confused by the new concept of wearing a bra. But my chosen potion was always Charmed and the three Halliwell sisters were my role models. Their magic was so much more than typical pop culture witch fare. It was rooted in sisterhood.

The Power of Three’s impenetrable bond shone brighter than their sequined capri pants, and that dynamic made for something more timeless; a show where the fashion may be outdated, but the female relationships feel more timely than ever. As you may already know, Charmed is returning to TV this fall and will feature three new sisters — and this time they’re brujas.

So Much More Than a Typical ’90s Reboot

Developed by Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Urman, the new show features three completely new sisters: Macy, Mel, and Maggie. Judging from the limited footage we’ve seen, this reimagining promises that the show will be strongly influenced by deep-rooted Latinx magical traditions — a small but vital slice of representation our community sorely needs in the current political climate.

Reboots tend to face backlash from the original fans (and even original cast members), but this particular reboot is more than revisiting ’90s nostalgia to make money. It’s a well-timed cultural reimagining. If the source material is strong and relevant, why not expand it and create something modern and relevant?

When a reboot is done right, it can provide marginalized groups — women, people of color, the LGBTQ community — an opportunity to get a foot in the door with an established fandom. When there’s a built-in fan base, it’s more likely a project will have longevity. By reusing a familiar idea that a network or production studio knows has worked before, creators allow underrepresented communities to integrate their own vision into an established universe and make their own space.

Latinx Families Are Already Full of Magic


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The 2018 cast of ‘Charmed.’

In my lifetime, I’ll get to see powerful women who look like me on TV defending the world from evil. Reboot or not, that is the true and undeniable new magic of the Charmed reboot. Even if you’re not ready to give this, or any, reboot a chance, we need to talk about how perfect a show and story Charmed is for a trio of specifically Latina witches.

Even if your ancestors weren’t full-blown brujas or curanderas, there’s a certain kind of everyday witchcraft involved in growing up Latinx. We grew up with sage and holy leaf next to the cilantro at the grocery store, and lived by a different set of rules: never open an umbrella indoors (it could bring harm to your grandmother), don’t leave your purse on the ground (your finances will suffer), and always put a glass of water under your bed (to ward off evil spirits).

My fondest memory of casual Latinx magic is an image of my mother and I wolfing down twelve grapes at midnight on New Years Eve (to ensure the next year brought prosperity and fortune). Some of it might sound like simple superstition, but there’s magic in tradition — and who’s to say that glass of water didn’t ward off evil spirits? At the very least, it came in handy when you woke up thirsty in the middle of the night.

Latinx Traditions Fit Perfectly in a Fantasy Setting


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The Halliwell sisters begin to explore their power.

Our inherent cultural magic provides a perfect bridge into fantasy TV. The Halliwell Sisters draw their magic from each other — it’s the Power of Three, not the Power of One — much like the community inherent to most Latinx families. Our strength lies in our unbreakable familial bonds that transcend land and sea. Our unique and rich spiritual culture will only enhance the well-established and beloved landscape of Charmed.

I can’t wait to call in sick on October 14, so I can curl up with a special cup of tea from my auntie in Guatemala (she insists it will make my hair grow thicker), invite my own coven of family and friends over, smudge my apartment with palo santo, and welcome this new generation of witches into my home. We could all use a little magical healing right now. We could all use a little inclusive sisterhood.

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The Angels are heading to the big screen once again. Originally a TV series in the 1970s, Charlie's Angels was later adapted into a 2000 action comedy that continued the canon of the show, and that spawned one sequel three years later. In 2011, there was a TV series reboot on the small screen, but it was very short-lived. Now, Sony is bringing the property back to theaters with a new version that will hopefully start a new film franchise.

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Kat Graham On Playing The First Black April O’Neil In ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Reboot

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Nickelodeon has ordered a 26-episode second season of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the announcement came ahead of the series premiere. The network made the announcement during Viacom’s presentation at TCA last month.

The animated series is set to debut September 17, 2018, but fans were treated with a sneak preview on July 20, when the first 5 episodes of the series were released online the same day.

Ant Ward and Andy Suriano serve as EP’s on this re-imagined series, which will have the Turtles go on new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City.

The cast includes Ben Schwartz, Omar Benson Miller, Josh Brener, Brandon Mychal Smith, Eric Bauza, John Cena and Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham voices April O’Neil — a human friend of the Ninja Turtles.

This series’ version of April will be the first-ever black depiction. Her early appearance in the comics is a Caucasian Irish-American red-haired woman.

“They decided to go with an African-American actress and African-American character. I knew that being part of Ninja Turtles was going to be a big deal, but I had no idea the weight of that decision and how important it would be because when I was growing up, there were no young Black cartoon characters — female, anyways — that were in this position,” said Graham during TCA.

Adding, “By the time there were, I was a little older; too much older to appreciate it. My take on this character and what I hope to bring to this character is not just what comes with being a young Black girl, but the fierceness, the being able to hang with the boys, the playfulness, the strength. I want young girls to see this and see that there’s a brown cartoon character that they can relate to, that they can say, “Well, April O’Neil did it, so I can do it too!” If you have a daughter, I want her to watch it and see that she relates to it. So that’s my dream for this character and that’s what I see for her.”

Voiceover actor Robert Paulsen, whose roles include Raphael and Donatello from the 1987 cartoon and 2012 cartoon respectively of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, serves as voice director for this TV series.

“He’s incredible,” Graham said. “He’s done so many iconic characters, but he has such a demeanor about him and he’s really coached us. When we were doing the first couple episodes, we’re trying to figure out the character. We’re trying to figure out the groove, the rhythm of all that,” she explained.

“And he really — especially for me — he guided me into a really great place for this character. He’s just so humble and so — he’s just a really great person. I know that might sound a little vague but I think that he’s just — I can keep going on and on about Rob Paulsen,” she added.

Besides voice directing, Paulsen will also be providing voice work on the project, which Suriano described as “an exciting cartoon for today’s generation.”

“There’s certain inherent qualities of the Turtle franchise that have been so resilient and popular. I mean it’s 34 years old, from the ’80s comic books, to the cartoons, and all the iterations. So we — Ant and myself, we looked at it and we said what we liked about all of it, what we thought it worked from all of it. We kind of played with it like a chemistry set and distilled the elements that we thought would be, and an exciting cartoon for today’s generation.”

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6 Things We Want in the ‘Daria’ Reboot

Remember Daria? The animated adult sitcom on MTV? This Beavis and Butthead spin-off, starring a slightly misanthropic, disaffected, teenage outcast named Daria Morgendorffer, became an instant hit. Her off-color brand of teen angst and cleverly placed sarcasm helped form the critical voice of the millennial generation. Sadly, unlike some popular adult animated series that run for decades, Daria’s swan song came in 2002.  So, when MTV announced that a reboot of Daria was in the works, we here at FANDOM were super stoked.

Amidst a seemingly hopeless political landscape, Daria is more relevant today than ever before. Her signature satirical take on this “sick, sad world” is exactly what network television needs right now. The reboot, with the tentative title Daria and Jodie, will focus on the lives of an adult Daria and her former Lawndale High classmate, Jodie Landon.  It will be penned by Grace Nkenge Edwards, also known for her work on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Inside Amy Schumer, and Broad City, just to name a few. Daria and Jodie has the potential to be another home-run for MTV, if they don’t miss the mark.  We deeply, sincerely hope that this Daria reinvention will include these six things:

Jane, Daria’s Partner in Crime



Jodie and Daria were just acquaintances in high school, her real best friend was Jane Lane. She was snarky, well-adjusted, an artist who shared Daria’s worldviews, and they immediately gravitated towards each other at Lawndale High. Daria and Jane had a rapport unlike any other, their senses of humor were perfectly complementary, and they would oftentimes complete each other’s sentences.  Though they had a brief falling out in Season 4, their friendship was the cornerstone of the series. It would be unimaginable to have another Daria series without Jane.

Jodie’s #BlackGirlMagic

Though Daria’s scathing social commentary was novel in its time, it came from a place of white privilege. Daria came from an upper-middle-class family, her parents both had high power jobs, and her path to college was never questioned. Daria always had a feminist vibe, but it was never intersectional enough.  Hopefully, with the focus on Jodie Landon, an African American woman, the reboot’s social commentary will cover more bases. Considering Daria and Jodie were never really close in the original series, this reboot might compare and contrast their individual lives, rather than their experiences together. Paired with Grace Nkenge Edwards’ experience navigating academically elite environments, Jodie will be the perfect way to comment on what it’s like to be an African American woman in the United States today.

Tom, Daria’s Love Interest



In the first couple of seasons, most Daria fans were totally ‘shipping Daria and Trent, Jane’s burnt-out, older brother. However, Daria’s real OTP was with Tom Sloane, Jane’s ex-boyfriend.  Tom was a well-meaning, well-read, cynical cinephile. The two of them got on swimmingly. When they finally got together in Season 4, it was very satisfying to see Daria connect with someone truly on her same wavelength. In the reboot, we would love to see how Daria and Tom have nurtured their relationship over time.

Quinn, Daria’s Younger Sister



Quinn was the quintessential popular girl and anti-hero of the show. It’s safe to say that the two siblings were polar opposites of each other. Quinn would refuse to associate herself in public with Daria, and she would frequently ostracize Daria at school. (Though Daria did plenty of that to herself.) Quinn valued popularity over academics and was Vice-President of the fashion club.  Her flock of fellow mean girls, bossy Sandi, anxious Stacy, and clueless Tiffany, were a Greek chorus of sorts, repeating materialistic rhetoric in a vapid echo chamber. In the reboot, it would be funny to see Quinn get smacked in the face with a healthy dose of karma.

Biting Wit



Daria was the embodiment of teen angst, the girl who perfected shade-throwing, the black sheep that was somehow 100% relatable. We loved her long before hipsters stole her look because she wasn’t afraid to live her truth. Her melancholic, malaise truth. We certainly hope that Daria doesn’t grow out of her deadpan sarcasm, rather it will ripen with age.

Alter Egos

Daria‘s end credits were like the icing on top of the sundae. Every great show has an end-credit schtick, like Arrested Development’s “On the Next …” or Community’s adventures of Troy and AbedDaria was known for having incredible artwork at the end of each episode, known as her alter egos. They usually showed all the characters dressed up as pop culture references or ridiculous versions of themselves.  In the Daria reboot, let’s hope these beauties make a comeback. Imagine Daria and Jane à la Kardashian.

If MTV keeps some of these awesome Daria elements, we have no doubt in our minds that this reboot is going to be another hit!

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Netflix’s “Sabrina” reboot has found its Harvey — and oh my Greendale, he’s a perfect fit

Netflix’s “Sabrina” reboot has found its Harvey — and oh my Greendale, he’s a perfect fit


Netflix’s “Sabrina” reboot has found its Harvey — and oh my Greendale, he’s a perfect fit

Netflix’s highly anticipated reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch is slowly coming together, and now the streaming platform has finally cast Sabrina’s lovable boyfriend. Austin & Ally star Ross Lynch will fill the role of Harvey Kinkle, opposite Kiernan Shipka’s Sabrina, and we couldn’t be more excited about this announcement.

Like his predecessor in the ABC sitcom, it seems Lynch’s Harvey will be blissfully unaware of the magical happenings around him — at least, at first. According to Entertainment Weekly, Netflix’s Harvey is, “the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.”

And while Lynch is best known for lighthearted projects like Teen Beach Movie, the actor recently shed his Disney Channel roots to play serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in My Friend Dahmer. So he’s definitely no stranger to going dark. Which will come in handy here.

The still untitled Sabrina series will be a major departure from the sitcom, instead following the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics.

The show, which has previously been described as being “in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist” — yes, really — is being helmed by the same creative mind behind Riverdale: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing, directing, and executive producing the series. While the series was originally being shopped to The CW as a companion series for Riverdale, Netflix eagerly scooped it up, giving it an immediate two season, 20 episode order.

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Lynch joins Wonder Woman‘s Lucy Davis who has already been tapped to play Aunt Hilda, while Homeland’s Miranda Otto will play Aunt Zelda. And for those worried about the appearance of a particular black cat, Aguirre-Sacasa has already reassured fans that Salem will definitely be in the Netflix series. *Phew*

While the series is from the same people responsible for beloved teen-noir drama Riverdale, we have a feeling Sabrina is going to be just a bit more terrifying.

According to the press release, the series is a “dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft and will follow Sabrina as she struggles to understand her “dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.” 

Netflix has yet to announce a release date for the series but when it does, we may be watching this one with the lights on.

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Dear Mr. President, Reboot Before It’s Too Late

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Jared Kushner, both a senior adviser to and son-in-law of the president of the United States, has received a good deal of recent attention, not much of it good. There is the appearance, and possible reality, of conflict of interest given that Mr. Kushner is meeting with people in his official capacity who just happen to be in a position to alleviate his and his family’s financial stress. There is the matter of his operating without a permanent security clearance while having access to sensitive intelligence. There is the cloud of the Mueller investigation hanging over his head. There is the confusion sowed by his being granted a broad portfolio of responsibilities that overlap with the portfolios of others, including the secretary of state and the national security adviser. And there is the question of someone with so little relevant experience being handed such responsibilities in the first place.

All this makes for an untenable situation. Beyond the obvious legal questions surrounding Mr. Kushner’s activities that call out for answers, there should be concerns about how he is operating. White House staff are meant to coordinate and set policy, not carry it out. Such activities should be the purview of the departments and agencies. This, after all, was the principal lesson of the Iran-Contra scandal. (There is the special irony that this is an administration that has abolished dozens of special envoys working out of the State Department but created a super-special envoy working out of the White House.)

There is, as well, the matter of any president employing close friends and relatives in formal senior posts. Doing so should not be ruled out, per se, but a useful rule of thumb would be to do so only in those cases where they would likely be appointed to that job by some other occupant of the Oval Office.

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‘Get Christie Love’ Reboot Is Greenlit By ABC

If you know your classic television, you’ll remember that the late actress Teresa Graves was the star of Get Christie Love! in the 70’s, making her the only African-American woman to lead a network TV drama until Kerry Washington. Though it only ran 23 episodes, the series, where Graves played a police detective,  held a nostalgic place in African-American TV history. Now, Courtney Kemp, the showrunner of the hit Starz TV show Power is bringing it back. The series has now been officially greenlit with Pitch star Kylie Bunbury in the lead role.

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The new Get Christie Love (no ! in the title), written by Kemp, is an action-packed, music-driven drama that centers on Christie Love (Bunbury), an African-American female CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit. She transforms into whomever she needs to be to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death. The high-adrenaline missions of the series are anchored by an emotional mystery about Christie’s first love — unearthing the truth about this relationship will be the biggest mission impossible of her life.

Kemp executive produces via her production company End of Episode, along with Diesel and Waterman through One Race Television and Martin Chase through Martin Chase Productions. This has been a passion project for Kemp, who loved the original because of Christie’s poise, strength and femininity. She started working on a remake before she got Power on Starz where it has become the network’s highest-rated series.

Kemp, who has an overall deal with Starz and sibling Lionsgate TV,  and Universal TV-based Diesel, both repped by CAA, brought the idea of rebooting the title to Uni TV, which owns the rights to it. Under his overall deal at Uni TV, Diesel also executive produces a reboot of Miami Vice for NBC.

More symbolism about the pickup of Get Christie Love! — the reboot of the first hourlong network drama with an African-American actress as the lead is being greenlighted by ABC, which is run by the first black woman appointed broadcast network president, Channing Dungey, and comes from Uni TV, the first major U.S. TV studio headed by a black woman president, Pearlena Igbokwe.

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Intel advises customers not to download Spectre patch after reboot problems

Intel Spectre patch has bug problems

Intel has begun “quietly advising some customers to hold off installing patches” related to the recent Spectre vulnerability, according to emails seen by the Wall Street Journal, and confirmed by a blog post from Intel. The company is reportedly telling cloud-center customers and computer manufacturers to hold off on applying some recent updates, due to a bug in the patch that appears to be causing reboot problems for some systems.

“We have received reports from a few customers of higher system reboots after applying firmware updates,” Intel EVP Navin Shenoy said in a statement. “Specifically, these systems are running Intel Broadwell and Haswell CPUs for both client and data center. We are working quickly with these customers to understand, diagnose and address this reboot issue.”

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’48 Hrs.’ Reboot on the Way From ‘Good Time’ Directors

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Josh and Benny Safdie have been making critically acclaimed and award-winning features for about a decade, starting with The Pleasure of Being Robbed, but they're only now getting mainstream attention with Good Time, their incredible new thriller starring Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The former has been receiving awards buzz all season and even though he's missing out on major kudos like the Golden Globes, he and the movie are basking in the consideration.

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A ‘Mob Wives’ Reboot Is in the Works: ‘Enough Time Has Passed’

Are you ready for ‘Mob Wives’ to return to television?

The show’s creator says that a reboot is in the works.

“I get incessant emails and DMs on social media and requests for more,” the show’s creator Jennifer Graziano told Page Six on Friday. “A lot of the fans love the original cast members and love ‘Mob Wives’ as a whole, and I think enough time has passed [since the death of show fixture Angela ‘Big Ang’ Raiola] and the demand is there [for a reboot].”

Is ‘Mob Wives’ even a show without Big Ang? We can’t imagine it.

“It’s still gonna be focused on the East Coast,” the show’s star Renee Graziano‘s sister confirmed. “It’ll be in New York and the surrounding areas, not necessarily Staten Island. I’m always open to expanding to any city that makes sense with a good cast.”

It’s unclear if the show will still be on VH1 or if any of the original cast is returning.

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‘Twilight Zone’ TV Reboot Coming from Jordan Peele

'Twilight Zone' TV Reboot Coming from Jordan Peele

"It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity…” So goes Rod Serling’s memorable opening for The Twilight Zone, arguably one of the best TV series of all-time. Each episode served as a standalone story that excited storytellers and audiences alike; the possibilities were limitless. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced on Thursday that the dimension of imagination would be opening up once again, this time on CBS All Access.

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The ’80s Return: New Info on ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ‘Top Gun’ Sequels, Plus ‘Young Guns’ Reboot

The '80s Return: New Info on 'Lethal Weapon' and 'Top Gun' Sequels, Plus 'Young Guns' Reboot

It's a big week for '80s nostalgia, as Stranger Things is back for another season on Netflix and details on sequels to and reboots of big Reagan-era movies are in the news. Here's the latest on Lethal Weapon 5, Top Gun 2 and the return of Young Guns and more:

 

The Lethal Weapon movies may resume with original cast

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This ‘Dynasty’ Reboot Has Way Less Drama Than the Trump Family

The Carringtons are television royalty. The original Dynasty aired from 1981-1989 and it’s still as relevant as ever in the current television landscape. I should know, having just binged the entire original series this summer after only having seen sporadic reruns on television during high school.

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Kirsten Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o May Star in the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot

Kirsten Stewart and Lupita Nyong'o May Star in the 'Charlie's Angels' Reboot

It's been more than 40 years since the original Charlie's Angels TV show first hit the airwaves, 17 years since the first movie adaptation debuted on the big screen and six years since a small-screen reboot was attempted. Sony is currently working on continuing the circle with another theatrical effort, and the studio is looking at some excellent choices for the lead roles. 

According to Variety, Kristen Stewart is being eyed for one of the sleuthing trio of women,…

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James Cameron Shares Details on His ‘Terminator’ Reboot and ‘Avatar’ Sequels

James Cameron Shares Details on His 'Terminator' Reboot and 'Avatar' Sequels

James Cameron is quite busy at the moment. He just started production on his four Avatar sequels, which are being made in succession. Meanwhile, he also recently returned to the Terminator property, producing a secret sixth installment with Deadpool director Tim Miller at the helm. Of course, he's had time to sit down and share info about both endeavors.

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Terminator 6 is a direct sequel to Terminator 2 

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Alfonso Ribeiro: ‘There Ain’t Gon’ Be No ‘Fresh Prince’ Reboot’

When DJ Jazzy Jeff chopped it up with The Sun recently, naturally the topic of a possible revival of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” came up.

When asked about whether the classic 90’s TV show – which starred his best friend, Will Smith – would be given a reboot with the original cast, Jazzy said:

“There have been talks with people about doing something. … I think it would be cool if they did it and go down memory lane again. It’s a blessing to be part of something that people still hold in high regard. You can’t beat that. […] It’s hard for people to keep their attention span normally, but to be able to keep it for all these years and transcend generations, put their kids onto it, this is deep.”

Fans of the sitcom immediately took to social media to offer their first-born to the Tribute — if doing so would bring the show back.

But when TMZ caught up with actor Alfonso Ribeiro a.k.a. “Carlton Banks,” he made it clear that a Fresh Prince revival ain’t happening.

“I’ve already talked about that one, it ain’t gon’ be no ‘Fresh Prince’ nothin,” said Alfonso.

EUR readers may recall our 2015 interview with Ribeiro, during which he confirmed he’s not involved with any revival talk. He also noted that “Without James Avery, you have no Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

“I’m not involved with it in any way. I don’t have any real information on it. My position on it is, we stopped filming The Fresh Prince of Bel Air because we felt like we could no longer make great episodes, so we stopped. I’m not a big fan of making TV show reboots,” he explained. “I feel like, why don’t we just make a new show and not call it The Fresh Prince of Bel Air? Simply because, without James Avery, you have no Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He was the backbone of that show. Since his passing, there’s simply no reason to do it. Let’s let great creativity of the past remain just there.”

So there you have it.

Ribeiro told TMZ that fans who have dreams of a revival show need to just “let it go.”

Check out the clip below to hear what else he had to say:

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What Seth Meyers Needs to Do to Get ‘The Munsters’ Reboot Right

In an effort to resurrect everything we ever once held dear, it looks like NBC is rebooting The Munsters for some reason. The ’60s sitcom that was a cheap knock-off of the far superior Addams Family, revolved around a family of generic horror monsters who try living in the modern world. It rarely went well; hilarity ensued.


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The rebooted series will bring the Munster family to hipster Brooklyn where they will inevitably hobnob with the hipster elite while making goth puns. If it weren’t for Seth Meyers’ comedic sensibility in the mix with him signing on as producer, the show would have ‘why is this necessary?’ written all over it. However, this Munsters reboot may just have a chance to not suck if it does these things:

Not Take Itself Too Seriously

They’re horror monsters, let’s not take it too seriously. One of the great things about the original Munsters was that it was fairly aware of how ridiculous the premise was and they were able to get on with the job of attempting to be funny.


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Please, please, please include an episode where Herman gets a job driving for Uber in this!

Setting the reboot in Brooklyn is a positive start. The serious-not-serious hipster stereotype will work as a good counter to the horrorshow of a family. But it could equally lend itself to the characters becoming too attached to the idea of the monster archetype. Just be dumb. The world could use some good, dumb fun these days.

Play Up the Fish-Out-of-Water Scenario


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Remember the super subtle political commentary of these guys? Smooth, Star Trek.

Given the make up of the Munster family, they’re clearly going to stand out on the streets of Brooklyn. Let’s push that to its extreme and see what happens. With immigration a hot-button topic at the moment, this family of oddballs could do what Star Trek did so well and reframe a modern problem using a different context.

With the exception of Marilyn Munster, the family doesn’t look like “us”, so how will that play to a city of theoretically open-minded hipsters? Ignoring that they’re different would go against everything that the original show was, and although the fish-out-of-water angle is fairly cliched, a decent comedy team could make it a lot of fun.

But Don’t Get Too Political

While playing with the broad topic of being different would make the show great (again?), getting too deep into political allegory would just get tiresome and immediately date the show.


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With Seth Meyers producing the show, it’s hard to tell how political he’ll make it. With regular politically-focused segments like “A Closer Look” on his late night talk show, Seth has a tendency to wear his politics on his sleeve. And it suits him and the Late Night voice he’s created. But, there’s so much commentary on day-to-day politics already infiltrating our news, comedy, and fiction that we don’t need yet another reminder of what’s going on outside the comfort of our living rooms.

Be Dark AF


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So. Bad.

You know what TV is missing these days? Puns. Bad ones. Groaningly painful, dad-joke-worthy, throw things at the TV puns. Herman Munster was great at playing the lovable idiot and ripping out some of the best/worst puns TV has ever seen, and frankly, it’s just what TV needs.


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My inner goth literally died.

But what was particularly great about Herman’s terrible jokes was that they were also dark AF. Herman’s chirpy demeanor was perfect for delivering some deeply disturbing jokes, and doubling down on these dark puns not only balances out his character but also makes up for the (hopefully) low political content.

Bonus Points: Grandpa is Ted Cruz


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Ok, I know I said the reboot shouldn’t get too political, but this is just too delicious for them not to make it a thing. Now, I’m not suggesting that Grandpa should literally play the character as Ted Cruz, but the occasional nod to their uncanny resemblance would be hysterical. It might be an obvious joke, but sometimes you’ve gotta go for that low-hanging fruit.

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