May 20, 2015


The '90s Are Alive: Carlton to Host 'America's Funniest Home Videos'

Getty Images; America's Funniest Home Videos
Getty Images; America's Funniest Home Videos

If the return of Full HouseDigimon and The Craft weren't making it clear that the '90s are back, one of its most-loved TV stars is returning to your screens.

Alfonso Ribeiro—who most famously played Will Smith's adorakble cousin Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air from 1990 to 1996—has been tapped to host ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos, the original viral video show. AFV debuted in the last gasp of the 1989 and was a giant TV staple throughout the '90s. 

Current AFV host Tom Bergeron, who has nearly 15 years under his belt, announced Carlton, er, Ribeiro as his successor on Dancing With the Stars last night. The reality competition show revitalized Ribeiro's career when he brought back his character's signature move:

As you can see above, he has literally not aged at all since his Fresh Prince days.

Expect the nostalgia to come flowing back when you not only tune in for your first episode of America's Funniest Home Videos in years, but see it hosted by one of your favorite TV stars.