Alfonso Ribeiro has been named host of ABC Family's new series "Spell-Mageddon." The one hour game show puts a fresh spin on the spelling bee, where contestants take on hilarious distractions while spelling increasingly challenging words.
Production begins on Monday, June 17, in Studio City. The show will join ABC Family's Wednesday night comedy lineup on Wednesday, July 24, at 9 p.m., following "Melissa and Joey."
Ribeiro, best known for his role as Carlton Banks on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," is a writer, actor, director and host, and was recently seen on "The Graham Norton Show" reuniting with Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff for the first time on stage in more than a decade.