TVLine Items: Will Smith/DJ Jazzy Jeff Reunion, SNL Ratings High and More

Now, this is a story all about how the Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff will reunite for A Grammy Salute to 50 Years of Hip Hop.

The live concert special, airing Sunday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 pm ET/8 pm PT on CBS and streaming on Paramount+, will feature an on-stage reunion between Will Smith and Jeffrey Allen Townes (aka DJ Jazzy Jeff), who collaborated musically on hits like “Summertime” and co-starred together in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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Previously announced performers included Arrested Development, Big Daddy Kane, Black Sheep, Black Thought, Bun B, Common, Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Digable Planets, DJ Quik, E-40, GloRilla, Gunna, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri, J.J. Fad, Juvenile, Talib Kweli, The Lady of Rage, Latto, LL COOL J, Luniz, MC Lyte, MC Sha-Rock, Monie Love, The Pharcyde, Queen Latifah, Questlove, Rakim, Remy Ma, Roxanne Shanté, Spinderella, Three 6 Mafia, T.I., Too $hort, 2 Chainz, Uncle Luke, Warren G, YG and Yo-Yo.

Tickets for the special, taping Nov. 8 at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, are available at

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* The Oct. 28 Saturday Night Live, with host Nate Bargatze and musical guest  Foo Fighters, drew 4.9 million total viewers — marking the most-watched SNL since Dec. 10, 2022 (hosted by Steve Martin and Martin Short).

* Former Comedy Central game show @Midnight will be retitled After Midnight when it makes its return on CBS in early 2024, airing weeknights at 12:37 am behind The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. A host and premiere date will be announced at a later time.

* The Writers Guild Awards have been pushed back to April 14, 2024 to give members more time to submit movies and TV shows for consideration following the writers’ strike, our sister site Variety reports.

* Creators Eli Roth and James Frey’s animated horror series Fright Krewe has been renewed for Season 2 at Hulu and Peacock, to premiere in 2024.

* Peacock has released a trailer for Genie, a fairytale comedy film starring Melissa McCarthy and Paapa Essiedu and premiering Wednesday, Nov. 22:

* HBO has released a trailer for David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived, a documentary about Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double on the Harry Potter films, who on the penultimate film suffered a tragic accident that left him paralyzed with a debilitating spinal injury. The doc premieres Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 9/8c on HBO and will be available to stream on Max.

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