Lifetime to Air The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story

“Extracurricular activities” are about to take on a whoooooole new meaning.

Lifetime will go back to school this fall with The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story, a TV-movie that chronicles the behind-the-scenes antics of NBC’s beloved 1990s sitcom, Buzzfeed reports.

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The cast includes Dylan Everett (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as Mark-Paul Gosselaar/”Zack,” Sam Kindseth (Shameless) as Dustin Diamond/”Screech,” Julian Works (Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones) as Mario Lopez/”Slater,” Tiera Skovbye (Supernatural) as Elizabeth Berkley/”Jessie,” Taylor Russell McKenzie (Blink) as Lark Voorhies/”Lisa” and newcomer Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani Thiessen/”Kelly.”

Production of the film was prompted by (yet sourced independent of) Behind the Bell, Diamond’s 2009 tell-all that highlighted the actors’ involvement with sex and drugs during the show’s run.

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The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story will film in Vancouver and premieres Sept. 1 at 9/8c.

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  1. Amanda says:

    I don’t know why….but I will watch this! lol….and it’s on Lifetime (I need a support group for watch “blah” type movies!!!

  2. Tricia says:

    This is going to be awful.

    I’M IN.

  3. Jared says:

    This has guilty pleasure written all over im down!

  4. Et al. says:

    I literally just marked my calendar. This is going to be trashtastic.

  5. Scott says:

    I’m so excited! I’m so excited!!! I’m so….scared.

  6. Amber says:

    This sounds like a hot mess waiting to happen. Of course I’m watching it.

  7. Maya and Cam says:

    Dylan Everett was a wonderful actor on Degrassi, and might actually bring some talent to what is most likely going to be a gong show movie

  8. Another headline-grabbing possible tabloid-like adaptation by Lifetime. Suddenly the network once known for being the Someone Stole My Baby/My Sister Slept with My Husband/Help I’ve Been Kidnapped! Movie Channel is now turning into the Hollywood Exposed/Tasteless TMZ Fiction Channel.

  9. Jj says:

    It’s alright cause I’m saved by the bell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Linda says:

    Ooh Dylan Everett played young Dean Winchester in an episode of Supernatural and he was great in it.

  11. Great article. I will be experiencing a few of these issues as well..