I don’t know which I liked watching best when I was a pre-teen: 1). Lifetime movies, 2). “Saved By The Bell,” 3). David Bowie music videos on VHS. Only objects 1 and 2 are relevant here, but the news I’m about to lay on you is still pretty exciting: “Saved By The Bell” is getting its own Lifetime movie. Cue the “Full House” “learning” music mashed up with the “Unsolved Mysteries” ominous piano.
Buzzfeed reports that “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story” will air on Lifetime on September 1 at 9 p.m. and — with the help of hours of interviews — will tell a brand-new story about the teen comedy.
The film will star a roster of new and up-and-coming talent as well: Dylan Everett (“The Degrassi: The Next Generation”) as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, a.k.a. Zack Morris; Sam Kindseth (“Shameless”) as Dustin Diamond, a.k.a. Screech; Julian Works (“Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”) as Mario Lopez, a.k.a. A.C. Slater; Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, a.k.a. Kelly Kapowski; Tiera Skovbye (“Supernatural”) as Elizabeth Berkley, a.k.a. Jessie Spano; and Taylor Russell McKenzie (“Blink”) as Lark Voorhies, a.k.a. Lisa Turtle.
Dustin Diamond previously wrote a very racy (sex! drugs!) tell-all titled “Behind the Bell” about his experience on the show. We’ll have to see how the two accounts compare. Because we’re all watching this together, right? Right.