This Is Real: Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Movie

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By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2014 10:16 AM CDT
This Is Real: Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Movie
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)

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. (More Saved By The Bell stories.)

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