Alfonso Ribeiro sounds off on a possible 'Fresh Prince' reboot

PHOTO: Alfonso Ribeiro attends the Disney ABC Television Group TCA summer press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Aug. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Alfonso Ribeiro attends the Disney ABC Television Group TCA summer press tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Aug. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

As "America's Funniest Home Videos" host Alfonso Ribeiro gears up for the premiere of show's 28th season tonight, the former "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star is shutting down any hopes for a possible reboot of his popular sitcom.

In an interview with ABC News, Ribeiro said added that "there's not going to be a 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' anything."

"I can never say never, but I feel really confident in the fact that we would never do it," he said.

According to Ribiero, the reason is pretty simple: he lost interest in the project when James Avery, who played his character Carlton's father on the show, died in 2013.

"When James Avery passed, it was basically the last possibility of the show coming back in any form," Ribeiro explained. "Look, I don't want to do it and I know that Will [Smith] wouldn't want to do it. I don't know whether other people would want to do it. But, I just feel like, you know, the past is the past. We have to kind of just let it go."

But that doesn't mean that there won't be off-camera reunions. Ribeiro says the "Fresh Prince" cast -- who were recently spotted together at a charity luncheon in March -- is still in contact with each other. But noticeably missing from that March get-together was Janet Hubert, who played the original Aunt Viv. Over the years, Hubert has repeatedly attacked the cast and, more recently, Ribeiro, though he says he's not sure what her issue is with him.

"It's hard to understand why someone is feeling and reacting the way they do," he says. "I think it's one of those things where for some reason I am always on the scope of her attacks. But it is what it is. I wish her nothing but the best for her life and her family."

The 28th season of "AFV" premieres Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.