This Is Real: Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Movie
We're so excited! We're so excited! We're so scared
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2014 10:16 AM CDT
In this Oct. 16, 2010 file photo, actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar arrives at the Environmental Media Awards at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. Gosselaar stars in the TNT comedy “Franklin & Bash.”   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)

(Newser) – Children of the '80s who grew up loving Saved by the Bell, we have figured out your Labor Day plans: You are going to stay home and watch The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story on Lifetime at 9pm ET. The movie features actors portraying the Saved by the Bell stars (Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Dustin Diamond, Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley, and Lark Voorhies, for you non-fans), and was cast by the show's original casting director, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

It promises to tell the story of what went on behind the scenes, which we can only hope means that salacious revelations from Diamond's tell-all (everyone did drugs and hooked up!) will finally be depicted onscreen. BuzzFeed says the movie was put together based on "hours of brand-new interviews" independent of said tell-all, though it's not clear who gave those interviews. Buzzfeed has photos comparing the movie's cast to that of the TV show, which ran from 1989 to 1993.

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Jun 21, 2014 1:18 AM CDT
Never heard of it.
Ezekiel 25:17
Jun 20, 2014 11:38 AM CDT
I worked for a small regional network that was family based. It bought the entire DVD collection of SBTB. When I say that, it was the complete tv distribution version. That meant we didn't need to take feeds or do GDMX or Pathfire. Our programmers simply chose an episode and we duped it into the server and prepped it and it was good. But there was a catch. The owner didn't want any sensitive subjects like sex, homo, or that stuff. So we had this one guy who would view all episodes we were going to air and mark edit points. SBTB didn't have that many. Tyra show had numerous one and we had whole shows that could not air. "Mad About You" was the worst one to prep. We were told to not even allow the famous, "Viagra" episode to air and if it did, everybody would lose their jobs.
Jun 20, 2014 11:17 AM CDT
If if wasn't real, it would be Disney