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Old 09-17-19, 08:31 AM
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Saved by the Bell (Peacock) -- reboot series

NBCUniversal’s newly named Peacock streaming service will feature several original series, the company said Tuesday, including a pair of reboots from the vaults: a newly unveiled Saved By the Bell with original castmembers including Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez.

Saved By the Bell, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last month, was a high school-set comedy that ran on NBC for four seasons from 1989-1992. It starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, the fulcrom of a group that included A.C. Slater (Lopez), Jessie Spano (Berkley), Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani Thiessen), “Screech” Powers (Dustin Diamond), Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) and Dennis Haskins as Principal Belding. A spinoff, Saved By the Bell: The College Years, ran one season in 1993-94.

NBCU said Emmy-winning 30 Rock writer-producer Tracey Wigfield is executive producing the reboot. The original series hailed from NBC Productions.


SAVED BY THE BELL (reboot)
Logline: When California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the highest performing schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the over privileged Bayside kids a much needed and hilarious dose of reality.
EP/W: Tracey Wigfield
P/T: Mario Lopez
P/T: Elizabeth Berkley
EP: Peter Engel, Franco Bario
Studio: Universal Television
https://deadline.com/2019/09/saved-b...ck-1202736699/
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Did College Years only run for 1 season? Wow, I didn't realize it was so short. I enjoyed it.

Based on the tag line, MPG will be in this? I saw he's Rainbow's father in mixed'ish this fall.
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Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Based on the tag line, MPG will be in this? I saw he's Rainbow's father in mixed'ish this fall.
I would think if MPG was any more than a cameo character that they'd note that in the description. Sounds to me like he'll be an off-screen presence with Slater and Jesse running things at Bayside.

I'm a fan of the original (even College Year(s) and New Class) so I'll be checking it out.
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Yeah, I always thought College Years was more than one season, but I think that's because I thought there was a season before they convinced Tiffany to rejoin the cast and it turns out she was only gone for the pilot. I think the New Class version ran for much much longer, which is weird because absolutely nobody can remember anything about it.

I'm kind of surprised Zack Morris isn't in jail in this timeline but governor of CA also works.

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I enjoyed all the various incarnations, although I can't remember much from the New Class other than the feeling that Screech needed to get over his shtick. 30 Rock was great, so if this writer/producer can swing the same quality, this could be good. I have to imagine Dennis Haskins will show up at least once. He seems to be down for anything SbtB.
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governor Zach Morris? Ha, I'm in.
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I need it be gritty like Riverdale. Screech selling jingle jangle at the Max
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I mean I realize the show was little more than nineties cheese, but Zach became governor? Really? More believable would be if he was mayor or something a bit lower level.
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I mean I realize the show was little more than nineties cheese, but Zach became governor? Really? More believable would be if he was mayor or something a bit lower level.
He was a guy who could stop time, break the fourth wall, and could basically do anything he wanted and never get in trouble for it. Not hard for a guy like that to become governor.

Plus, obviously, he's trash:

https://www.funnyordie.com/zack-morris-is-trash
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I mean I realize the show was little more than nineties cheese, but Zach became governor? Really? More believable would be if he was mayor or something a bit lower level.
Meh, he came from a rich family and had a cell phone in the mid 90's. People like that got connections.
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I mean I realize the show was little more than nineties cheese, but Zach became governor? Really? More believable would be if he was mayor or something a bit lower level.
Why not? Look who is our President now in reality.
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Why not? Look who is our President now in reality.
Fair point. Just feels a bit over the top even by the standards of the original show but I guess it’s whatever.
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Kidding me? Zach as a low life politician is FN perfection.

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I could see them getting Mark-Paul appearing in the Pilot episode in a small part and then the rest of the season will be just him named in passing.

He was just interviewed a day ago by ET Canada. The mention is at 4:20-ish. He's not sure if he will be involved since he's contracted to ABC, but he would like to

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What about Tiffani Theissen, since she would be first lady of CA, right? Also, wasn't Slater with someone else and not Jessie at the end of College Years?
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What about Tiffani Theissen, since she would be first lady of CA, right? Also, wasn't Slater with someone else and not Jessie at the end of College Years?
He got involved with a Vegas mobster’s girl in the wedding movie.
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I enjoyed all the various incarnations, although I can't remember much from the New Class other than the feeling that Screech needed to get over his shtick. 30 Rock was great, so if this writer/producer can swing the same quality, this could be good. I have to imagine Dennis Haskins will show up at least once. He seems to be down for anything SbtB.
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Yeah, I always thought College Years was more than one season, but I think that's because I thought there was a season before they convinced Tiffany to rejoin the cast and it turns out she was only gone for the pilot. I think the New Class version ran for much much longer, which is weird because absolutely nobody can remember anything about it.

I'm kind of surprised Zack Morris isn't in jail in this timeline but governor of CA also works.
A lot of people don't remember the New Class mostly because it seems they changed the cast almost every season. Still, the New Class had some of the most gorgeous girls on TV at the time and I believe they even had a crossover with the other teen show of the era, Hang Time.
These are some of the girls from the New Class


















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This thread is now under Chris Hansen watch.

I was going to mention what Red Hood said, that the only thing people probably remember about New Class was the girls (I had a crush on Cigliuti). I don't think they ever even put it in syndication despite the high number of episodes.
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.......Still not many news services understand what the word "reboot" means".
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"Reboot" from that I gather is re-starting a cancelled or old franchise.
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"Reboot" from that I gather is re-starting a cancelled or old franchise.
It's not a reboot if it's a continuation, though.
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I had such a thing for Lindsey McKeon...
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This thread is now under Chris Hansen watch.

I was going to mention what Red Hood said, that the only thing people probably remember about New Class was the girls (I had a crush on Cigliuti). I don't think they ever even put it in syndication despite the high number of episodes.
The New Class actually was in syndication for about three years. It aired on USA in a block with USA High. As for TNC I rewatched all 7(yes, 7) seasons on DVD recently and the only thing that is really memorable about it is Belding and Screech, the episode where Zack, Slater and Lisa come back, and that is pretty much it. Also the girls were hotter but way less memorable.
It's very forgetful for the following reasons:
1. Each season had a different cast with sometimes up to half the cast being replaced.
2. The first season it really comes across has a bad clone of the original, and while it goes on it tries to become its own thing, what it becomes still is not very good.
3. Belding and Screech become complete idiots where every episode they have some type of Laurel and Hardy subplot. One episode featured a sideplot where Screech puts a plaster mold on Beldings head that he can't get off and Belding wanders the streets of Paris.
4. Each season tried desperately to have another Zack Morris(the blonde charismatic schemer) and Kelly(the girl next door bomb shell) and each try failed. Miserably. Though I still have massive crushes on Natalia Cigluiti, Sarah Lancaster, Lyndsey Mckeon and Ashley Cafagna.
Now on that note, I can't wait for this sequel series. I think Governor Zack Morris is absolutely brilliant and I think this could be done really well.
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Honestly it will all depend on casting of the younger actors and how "serious" they try to make it. Not that I'm subscribing to Peacock anytime soon just for this, though.
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I guess I can't wrap my brain around why these shows are coming to a streaming service. I can't get thru Neflix and Hulu content let alone adding native cable content & HBO. If this is another subscription based service, I'm out.

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