Tahj Mowry Reveals That a ‘Smart Guy’ Reboot Is Currently within the Works

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Everyone’s favourite 90s whiz child, TJ Henderson, from the hit sitcom Smart Guy is all grown up, and shortly, followers of the present will get to see if he nonetheless has a manner with the women and is retaining it actual in a brand-new reboot.

That’s proper! A revival of the beloved sequence is at present within the works and although the main points surrounding the present are nonetheless underneath wraps, one factor’s undoubtedly for certain — Tahj Mowry can be reprising his function as TJ, the super-intelligent and tremendous younger gentleman.

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What was the unique ‘Smart Guy’ about?

In 1998, Smart Guy premiered on The WB with Mowry starring as TJ Henderson, the “pugnacious little shorty with a 1000 IQ” who skipped six grades and landed in highschool, alongside together with his two older siblings Yvette and Marcus (Essence Atkins and Jason Weaver).

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The sequence adopted TJ as he adjusted to life with the older, however not essentially wiser, highschool pupil physique. Episodes of the present sometimes centered round TJ’s makes an attempt to try to slot in with the older crowd in addition to his sassy quips that made up a lot of the present’s comedy.

And who can neglect the episode that included a Destiny’s Child cameo?

‘Smart Guy’ 2.zero will comply with TJ in his grownup life

Though Smart Guy was canceled after three seasons, reruns of the present had been performed on Disney Channel by means of a lot of the early 2000s. Since then, it has aired on a number of tv stations, reminiscent of BET, The N, and MTV2.

Today, the sitcom is offered to stream on Disney+, and identical to many different nostalgic ’90s and ’00s comedies, it would quickly get its personal modern-day reboot.

In a current interview with Vice, Mowry revealed {that a} Smart Guy revival is at present within the works — which he hopes will finally discover a residence on Disney+ alongside the unique.

Though he didn’t go into element about his plans for the reboot, the 33-year-old actor did share how he’s trying to inform TJ Henderson’s story now that the character is an grownup.

“We’ve gotten the ball rolling on a Smart Guy revival. It’s kind of going to be a sequel, a continuation,” he informed Vice. “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.”

As for whether or not or not the remainder of the solid will return for the reboot, that is still unclear, however the Baby Daddy star did say that he could be “silly to not at least give nods to the fam.”

But regardless of Mowry not sharing whether or not the OG solid will make their comeback within the reboot or not, there’s a superb likelihood John Marshall Jones, who performed TJ’s dad within the present, will possible reprise his function.

Back in March, the actor sat down L.A. Times, the place he confirmed that talks surrounding a Smart Guy reboot had been official underway. Though Jones didn’t reveal whether or not he could be a part of the revival, it undoubtedly appears like he’ll be concerned within the present a method or one other.

“There could be very a lot an opportunity of a Smart Guy reboot,” the actor stated. “We’ve optioned a script and we’re in the process of putting together the elements.”

At this early stage, it’s too quickly to essentially inform what precisely the Smart Guy reboot has in retailer for followers. But in keeping with Mowry, the revival could have a pleasant stability of grownup and family-friendly content material, which he doesn’t suppose can be a problem if the present will get picked up by Disney+.

Smart Guy will nonetheless have the household high quality, however will probably be extra within the realm of a Community or Grown-ish sort present,” he stated. “It won’t be too edgy.”

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