Screech The Brakes: Mr. Belding Actor Slams Lifetime’s ‘Saved By The Bell’ Biopic

'I was there. I know what happened and what didn't happen.'

“Hey, hey, hey — what is going on here?”

That’s not just Principal Richard Belding’s famous “Saved by the Bell” catchphrase. It’s also actor Dennis Haskins’ position on Lifetime’s upcoming “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story,” premiering September 1.

The Lifetime biopic, executive produced by Dustin “Screech” Diamond, pulls the curtain back on what really happened on the set of one of the most beloved high school sitcoms of the 1990s. But Haskins, who starred as Mr. Belding on both the proper “Saved by the Bell” series as well as the “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” follow-up, tells TMZ that the Lifetime movie isn’t pulling the curtain back on anything real — it’s just inventing drama for drama’s sake, “and to make some money.”

“I was there. I know what happened and what didn’t happen,” Haskins said. “There wasn’t time for a lot to happen behind the scenes, because the kids went to school in the morning, then I came in at noon, and went to work in the afternoon. They were in and out of school.”

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