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Fresh is a Magisterian television sitcom created by Davey Felton and Susan Crest, that originally aired on MBC from March 18, 1991 to November 14, 1996, and again on March 9, 2020 to present. The show stars Will De Santa as Benny "Fresh" Rollinson, a street-smart, but a caring teenager from Annesia City moved to Greenwood at Vanvare Housings with his sister, Jenny (Claude Parsons), It is considered as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air of Magisteria and an Adaptation of the African-American sitcom. The series ran for six seasons and aired 149 episodes. The creator of the show, Davey Felton gave permission to Quincy Jones, The creator of Fresh Prince to make the first adaptation of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

in the final episodes of Fresh on November 14, 1996, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast, Alfonso Ribeiro, Will Smith, James Avery, Karyn Parsons, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the original Aunt Viv, Janet Hubert appeared as the main cast for the final 2 episodes except for DJ Jazzy Jeff.

It is available on Netflix.

The show was announced to come back with a seventh season on March 9, 2020. The show will possibly be renewed for a eighth season if De Santa confirmed it in the tenth episode of the seventh season.

The seventh season took place on Calisota, Philadelphia.

Cast and characters

Main characters and Recurring characters

Actor/Actress

Character Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Will De Santa Benny "Fresh" Rollinson Main
Claude Parsons Jenny Rollinson Main
Marvin Tossin Carlton Rollinson Main
Merilyn Jones Ashley Rollinson Main
Vy Banks Vy Rollinson Main
Triston Quinn Darnell Roberts Main
Lavina Eldred Sophie Neville Main
Katie Cason Phoebe Thomas-Rollinson N/A Main

Guest characters

  • Millie Hume (Season 4 Episode 24) as Lindsey
  • Willie Revillame (Season 6 Episode 9) as a Drummer of a Local Band.
  • Marlin Chen (Season 6 Episode 9) as the Lead Singer of a Local Band.
  • Brianna Chrystina (Season 6 Episode 24) as Herself
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (Season 6 Episode 25-26) as Carlton Rollinson
  • Will Smith (Season 6 Episode 10; Season 6 Episode 25-26) as Will Smith (Season 6 Episode 10), Benny "Fresh" Rollinson (Season 6 Episode 25-26)
  • James Avery (Season 6 Episode 25-26) as Darnell Roberts
  • Karyn Parsons (Season 6 Episode 25-26) as Jenny Rollinson
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff (Season 6 Episode 26) as Jazz
  • Janet Hubert (Season 6 Episode 25-26) as Sophie Neville
  • Vernee Watson-Johnson (Season 6 Episode 25-26) as Vy Rollinson

Seasons

Seasons Episodes Originally aired Rank Rating Timeslot
First aired Last aired
1 22 March 18, 1991 July 29, 1991 13 11.7 Monday (9:00pm-9:30pm)
2 24 February 29, 1992 October 31, 1992 10 15.8 Saturday (8:00pm-8:30pm)
3 29 February 20, 1993 November 27, 1993 9 19.2
4 25 February 12, 1994 October 29, 1994 4 22.1
5 25 March 18, 1995 November 25, 1995 3 23.7
6 26 February 29, 1996 November 14, 1996 1 50.3 Thursday (8:00pm-8:30pm)
7 4+ March 9, 2020 TBA TBD TBD Monday (8:00pm-8:30pm)

Schedules

  • Season 1: Monday Nights at 9/8c
  • Seasons 2-5: Saturday Nights at 8/7c
  • Season 6: Thursday Nights at 8/7c
  • Season 7: Monday Nights at 8/7c

Syndication

The series was produced by the same production company who produced The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

The series aired reruns on Nick at Nite Magisteria, BET Magisteria, MBC2, and CBS, and the series aired reruns in the United Kingdom, where it aired on BBC Two from 1998 to 2004 and on Trouble from 1992 to 1998.

It is currently in Nick at Nite Magisteria, BET Magisteria and in MBC2.

International Broadcast

Histeria

  • HTN (2001-2006; 2016-present)
  • HBC (2007-2013)
  • HisTV (2015-present)

Redvale

  • RBC (1995-2000)

Liberia

  • Liberian Broadcasting Corporation (1995-2000)
  • Liberian Television Authority (1999-2005)

Uzan

  • Uzanian Television Network (2003-2009)

Pithalia

  • Pithalian Broadcasting Company (2020-present)
  • CTV Pithalia (2018-present)

United States

  • NBC (1995-2000)
  • ABC (1998-2004)
  • CBS (2015-present)
  • Syndication (2019-present)

Philippines

  • The 5 Network (2018-present)
  • UNTV (2018-present)
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