Abraham Rodriguez as Spencer Buckley, one of the students at Bayside High. Cast, plot, trailer, latest news. Saved By The Bell would be the next to get a reboot and low and behold, the time for its premiere has come. When is the Saved by the Bell reboot on TV? In November 2020, it was announced that Dennis Haskins would not be reprising the role of Mr. Belding in the first season of the new series.[5]. In a conversation between Jessie and Slater, it's revealed that Screech is residing in space. Wigfield encouraged her staff to watch the old episodes and "think about them through a 2020 lens. The series has officially renewed for Season 2 on NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. 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Mac and Lexi hatch a scheme to break Aisha and Jamie up during Jamie's big birthday party. It was broadcast from August 20, 1989 to May 22, 1993. [59] The following day, the main cast described their feelings on returning to Bayside High in a featurette video exclusively debuted by People's official website. Every week, Gosselaar and Driscoll dissected one episode from the original series' first run, "analyzing iconic show moments and discussing “never-before-heard stories” from the set with featured guests". 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Wigfield would also executive produce the show alongside Franco Bario and Peter Engel, producer and executive producer of the original series, respectively. [34] Tracey Wigfield stated that the role of Screech, despite being mentioned, "wasn't tied to any of the new characters or anything" in the first season but that the door was open for Diamond to appear in future seasons. The "Punky Brewster" preview also dropped as NBC's Peacock streaming service prepares to fly. Zack Morris, the … Saved By The Bell's Lark Voorhies says a cameo on the show's reboot helped with her schizoaffective disorder. The Saved By The Bell reboot ran for 10 episodes last year, and it was confirmed in January that it will be returning for a second 10-episode season. [17], Berkley noted that the new series would “maintain that heart with all of the humor”,[17] appealing to both the new generation and the original fans. He recognized that Wigfield had "good sense to realize that a show set at a moneyed SoCal high school cannot avoid the question of income inequality and how it trickles down into the public education system" and that the project "needed a justification for its own existence beyond nostalgia for the first Bush administration, and notwithstanding its many other flaws, Wigfield has smartly managed that much." The Bayside gang once sang about being friends forever, and when Peacock's Saved by the Bell reboot premieres on Nov. 25, Zack, Kelly, Jessie, and Lisa will be together again. Having seen only three episodes, Owen added: "More writing like [Totah's lines] and this Bell might be worth saving". [27][28] On January 24, 2020, Deadline announced that Dexter Darden had joined the cast as well in an undisclosed role[29] and on January 27, Haskiri Velazquez, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Pena and Belmont Cameli were announced.[30]. A follow-up series to the 1990s sitcom. Describing the series as "a funnier and more culturally relevant reimagining of Bayside High", Betancourt applauded it for its "standout cast of young newcomers", especially the "much needed Afro-Latina representation" personified by Haskiri Velazquez and Alycia Pascual-Peña. We're so excited! [2], All the main actors from the original Saved by the Bell reprised their roles, except for Dustin Diamond and Dennis Haskins as Screech and Mr. Belding, respectively.[3][4][5]. Corey Michael Bangi as Mason, one of the students at Bayside High. "If it's all of those things, Saved by the Bell is having way too much fun to make any of these statements very well. When the first trailer for the Saved by the Bell reboot was released, it was easy to notice what was missing: Screech! In the reboot, he shows his softer side as he works at Bayside high, helping to mold and guide a new generation of students. RELATED: Saved By The Bell: 10 Best 90s References In The Reboot. Meanwhile, Aisha and Slater concoct a scheme to make the football team more competitive. Anything that took place at the gym or in the theater, or anything else in an actual school, we had to move to the lot. This page was last edited on 6 February 2021, at 05:57. Daisy and Aisha try to find a way to keep the Douglas students at Bayside. In the newest version of the popular '90s Saturday morning show, Zack Morris is governor and is dealing with students transferring to Bayside High School because the surrounding schools have financial problems. [24], The production shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic forced the writers to change the three remaining teleplays and to simplify some details in order for the shooting to be viable for the new protocols. Patrick Thomas O'Brien, who plays Mr. Dewey, also appears in the trailer. [21] "I wanted to remain true to the fact that Jessie was a bit ahead of her time. "[25] A reference to the coronavirus was also added. The show follows a new class of students at Bayside High School. So we had to make some changes there. Daisy's English teacher tells Daisy that she doesn't expect her to hand in the summer reading assignment, since she just transferred to Bayside High. While Diamond's death is a heartbreaking development, the outpouring of support from his SBTB cast and fans alike shows how beloved he really was. Totah has previously enjoyed roles in such shows as Glee and such blockbuster movies as Spider-Man: Homecoming. "In the wrong hands, the characters of Lexi and Mac Morris could skew towards unlikable, but Totah and Hoog imbue these posh teens with an inherent affability." [73], Alex Maidy of JoBlo.com was more negative in his review, giving it a 4 out of 10 vote and describing it as "one of the worst shows of 2020." Jamie takes Aisha to the Harvest Dance. "[69] In his review forTVLine, Dave Nemetz s gave the series a B+ grade, calling it "surprisingly good" and "a cleverly constructed, highly tongue-in-cheek reinvention that pokes plenty of fun at its inspiration while finding genuine laughs of its own. Students from all cliques band together to stage a school-wide walkout. Due to their involvement as producers during the pre-production process, both Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley had to cancel their appearances at the Steel City Con in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, originally scheduled on December 7–8. "[74] [23] For those missing high school hijinks while the nation’s kids stay at home to learn, the “Saved by the Bell” reboot trailer has arrived. Douglas High students Daisy, Aisha and Devante are forced to transfer from their low-income high school to one of the most affluent schools in the state, Bayside High, after Governor Zack Morris closes Douglas High due to budget cuts. All 10 episodes are out now and available to watch online on the platform with a … The series was shot using single-camera setup and without a live studio audience, unlike the original, multi-camera sitcom.[20]. After a fight with Devante, Aisha decides to write a note that Devante did it and puts it in a suggestion box. Bringing in a mix of fan-favorites and returning new characters, is the sequel in a sense – apathy. He promises to fight alongside her from now on. Saved by the Bell's 2020 reboot is launching exclusively on Peacock, NBC's new streaming service, in the US. [8] On January 6, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter reported that 18-year-old actress Josie Totah had joined the cast of the comedy as Lexi and that she would also be credited as a producer on the show. Created by Sam Bobrick, Tracey Wigfield. The Saved by the Bell reboot is here as it was released on Peacock this week. On March 13, 2020, production was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States during the pre-production of episode 1.08, before Gosselaar, Thiessen and Voorhies could film their scenes. [2], Executive producer and showrunner Tracey Wigfield developed the idea alongside Berkley and Lopez, who joined the show also as producers. The pilot is so bad and the blending of real world issues for plot is woof. At Bayside High, Daisy, Aisha and Devante meet students Mac, Lexi and Jamie. Daisy tries to file some paperwork at city hall but is sadly too late. In the video, actor Dexter Darden made it clear that there were "no laugh tracks" in the new show. The recent Saved by the Bell reboot revealed the fate of Screech. She later realizes her mistake and tries to fix this but ends up incriminating herself. DeShawn Cavanaugh as Colt Cassidy, Jamie's friend who's also on the Bayside High football team. [62], A three-day marathon of the original episodes aired on E! I was so grateful that Universal and [showrunner] Tracey Wigfield really championed me and allowed me to be a producer on this project because I didn't feel comfortable doing a show that explored my character's gender identity if representation didn't exist". Here's your first look at Lark Voorhies' surprise return in Saved by the Bell revival", "Saved by the Bell's Dustin Diamond Says You Can't Do a Proper Revival Without Screech — Watch Video", "Dustin Diamond, 'Saved by the Bell' Actor, Dies at 44", "Final Steel City Con of the year set for early December weekend", "DETAILS: First Table Read For 'Saved By The Bell' Reboot Goes Down! Watch: Mario Lopez Talks Reprising Role in New "Saved By the Bell" We're so excited! Her mom promises that Daisy can go and that she'll figure out a way to make it work. After Mac pleads with Zack, the latter relents and signs an executive order putting a three-year freeze on all school openings and closures, effectively keeping all Douglas kids at Bayside until graduation. In response to the controversy, Peacock, Universal Television, and the show's executive producers issued a statement:.mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}, We apologize. After a speech from Slater, the boys decide not to let Pamela ruin their friendship. Funny or Die‘s Dashiell Driscoll, the executive producer of the web-series Zack Morris Is Trash, was hired as a staff writer for the show, along with 50 Central‘s Shantira Jac… Mac tells Daisy to only settle for the best things and plan the dance like she is 'a rich person'. Tanner's mother, Jade, starts advocating for Devante's expulsion from the school. Saved by the Bell is an American television sitcom created by Sam Bobrick for NBC. Saved By the Bell is the latest '90s show to be getting a reboot, with Peacock set to release new episodes soon. Dustin Diamond publicly expressed disappointment for not being invited to reprise his role of Screech Powers in the new show, as the only cast member who had been featured as a leading character in every previous incarnation of Saved by the Bell. The pilot, shot in 7 days, wrapped on January 20. There are lessons at the end of each half-hour, only now they feel much deeper and more important than they did in the 1990s. Jamie reveals that he has feelings for Aisha. Some of the previous cast members included Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and more. Jen Chaney of Vulture gave the series a positive review, dubbing it "a self-aware satirical delight" and described the pilot as "the strongest first episode of a comedy I’ve seen all year." According to TVLine, fans have been waiting to hear about a renewal ever since the reboot began airing. In early 2020, Lark Voorhies stated that she was not initially invited to be part of the show's reunion as well as other cast members events while appearing on TV for the first time in years on The Dr. Oz Show to discuss her mental health issues. The marathon included the U.S. television premiere of the new show's pilot, that aired on December 13 at 9 p.m.[63], For the series, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 76% based on 33 critic reviews, with an average rating of 7/10.The website's critical consensus reads, "Though the intended grade isn't always clear, Saved By The Bell’s capable cast of newcomers make Bayside's halls their own in a reboot that's smart, self-aware, and seriously funny. Also Read: 'Saved by the Bell' Reboot Producers Say Zack Morris Isn't 'Trash,' but Mac Morris Definitely Is (Video) “We are immensely proud of Tracey’s innovative reimagining of ‘Saved … [79] Candice Frederick of TV Guide gave it a 2.5/5 score in her mixed review. She tells Mac that she has had a crush on Jamie for years. She fires Mr. Toddman's band, which hurts his feelings. "[71] Samantha David-Friedman of Attractions Magazine appreciated the "always-hilarious" John Michael Higgins and noted how the show, despite being a comedy, addressed "more complicated issues like financial disparity, racial profiling, and the complex social challenges faced by modern teens." [12] Thiessen later ended up appearing in three episodes of the first season. She's described as fun-loving but also ultra-competitive. Now, the Bayside High show is back but has been given a modern day reboot. It was broadcast from August 20, 1989 to May 22, 1993. Devante is accused of physical abuse by a high school theater critic named Tanner after Devante, Tanner and Lexi have a conversation regarding Tanner's negative review about the school musical. Popular 90s teen sitcom Saved By The Bell is the latest classic TV show to receive a 2020 reboot - and it's out now on NBC streaming … We're so excited! … [81], The series sparked controversy over its references to Selena Gomez's kidney transplant in 2017. 'Saved By The Bell' Reboot Trailer Is Here To Take You Back To School. Back in September 2019, the network announced that it had plans to reboot Saved by the Bell, the … When Jamie finds out, he's upset but quickly forgives her, and they start dating. She called Zack and Kelly "vacuous and awful" but commended the overall product as a "good" and "wholesome revival". He also described Higgins’ portrayal of Principal Toddman as "an absolute joy to watch. "The more we got to talking about the character and her storyline, specifically her gender identity, it became clear to me that if I was going to do the show, I needed to have more stake in it. Devante and Mr. Toddman visit the newly renovated Douglas High, where Mr. Toddman calls Jade a 'greasy witch'. After all cellphones are confiscated at Bayside High, the students slowly start to go insane. And I honestly think that's why it works. The character of Mr. Toddman was written as a principal “constantly being pranked by his privileged students and yelled at by their entitled parents” but gets a second chance to make a difference when Bayside High “gets an influx of new, low-income students.”[8], When Wigfield approached transgender actress Josie Totah to play transgender cheerleader Lexi, she offered the actress a producing credit in order for her to have a voice in the writing process. Mac is winning, but Daisy forces Pamela to choose one of the boys. Saved by the Bell is an American sitcom television streaming produced by NBC. The series follows a new group of Bayside High students from "overprivileged" and working-class families, among the latter of which were transferred to the school as part of a plan by now-California Governor Zack Morris—whose administration experiences controversy for closing too many low-income high schools—to send lower-income students to the highest-performing schools in the state. [46] Exterior scenes were shot in several locations in Burbank and Los Angeles, including the Universal Studios backlot. However, fans do find out what happened to the popular character. The Saved by the Bell reboot has been renewed for a second season, television network Peacock has confirmed. Totah has previously enjoyed roles in such shows as Glee and such blockbuster movies as Spider-Man: Homecoming. 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