The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air gets a fresh new look, Mrs. Maisel means business, and the Gogglebox critics are back to take it all in.
In 2019, Morgan Cooper wrote and directed a short fan film based on the 1990s-defining sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Influenced by the films of Ryan Coogler (Creed, Black Panther), Cooper’s vision was of a darker, grittier, more dramatic and updated Bel-Air.
Inspired by the reimagining, Will Smith teamed up with Cooper to develop the short into a full-blown series, which retraces Smith’s steps from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. Jabari Banks stars as the young Will Smith, while Adrian Holmes becomes the new Uncle Phil.
BBC Three, 9.00pm
Brummy rapper and self-confessed ‘petrolhead’ Mist goes fast and furious with celebrity guests in a series of driving challenges.
Nicola Adams, Big Narstie and Spencer Matthews are on the line-up this series, but joining Mist in the first episode is comedian Joel Dommett, a self-confessed “Sunday driver.” They may not make the best match, but together they paint the town neon by turning a disused village in Yorkshire into the ultimate night-time video game circuit, racing it in customised off-road buggies.
Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig
Channel 4, 9.00pm
Sandi Toksvig’s back for more enviable luxury staycations with celebrity guests.
Sarah Millican’s first on the guest list, heading to Devon with Toksvig to explore a Scandinavia-inspired retreat tucked into a wooded hillside. Then it’s onto Lee Bay where they stay in a 16th-century mill house right on the water’s edge, and a final stop at Crowness Cleave for a private spa.
All the while the conversation and giggles flow in this true tonic of a travel show.
The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel
Following her on-tour drama with Shy Baldwin in series three, the trailer for series four of The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel teases big ambitions for the housewife turned stand-up, Midge (Rachel Brosnahan), as she plans to embrace her edge in the hopes of one day headlining her own shows.
Meanwhile her ex-husband Joel (Michael Zegen) pursues his own dreams.
Channel 4, 9.00pm
Everyone’s favourite armchair critics return for more real-time reflections on the week’s major TV moments.