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Anchored by then-child actor Tahj Mowry, the 90s sitcom ran for three seasons from 1997-1999.
Broadcast on The WB, the series followed the life of TJ Henderson – an academically astute kid – and his hilarious family (played by Essence Atkins, Jason Weaver, and John Marshal Jones).
Super popular during its original run (and subsequent re-airings on the Disney Channel), the show now appears to be the latest classic to be revived.
Speaking with VICE, Mowry revealed that a reboot is in the works:
“We’ve gotten the ball rolling on a ‘Smart Guy’ revival. It’s sort of going to be a sequel, a continuation. You’ll be brought into where TJ is and what he’s up to now. I came up with a really fresh take that will be different enough so even if you didn’t watch the original you’ll still be able to enjoy it.”
With the original series currently available on-demand on Disney+, 34-year-old Mowry noted that the streamer would be a natural home for the revival. He did, however, stress that “Disney is a very large company,” and it could ultimately land at Hulu, Freeform, or ABC instead.
Beyond ‘Smart Guy,’ Mowry is no stranger to family sitcoms, having guested on ‘Sister Sister’ (alongside his real-life siblings Tia & Tamera) and starring as lead on Freeform’s ‘Baby Daddy’ – which ended in 2017 after 100 episodes.
Would you be here for a ‘Smart Guy’ comeback?