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Lifetime Releasing ‘The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story’

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The 90’s are calling… they want their show back! But for real, they really do.

According to Buzzfeed, Lifetime is producing an original movie titled, The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story– a look at what life behind the scenes of the hit sitcom was like.

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This comes just five years after Dustin Diamond (Screech) released Behind the Bell which accused the cast of threesomes, doing drugs and much more. While the movie is separate from Dustin’s book, it is based loosely on the same subject.

How much truth is there to his book, no one really knows. Dustin’s account can be completely false considering he’s the only one that didn’t become successful after the shows end.  Maybe his tell-all was all about getting his name back in the headlines and making a few bucks?

The producers are also basing their story on inside  interviews, which corroborate Dustin’s story. Their hoping to show the the reality of the hit 90’s sitcom.  (My question is who are these interviews with!)

Robin Lippin, the original SBTB casting director, was enlisted to help scout the actors to play the young Zach and friends. These actors are technically playing two different characters– the SBTB character and the actor that played said character in SBTB. I know, it’s super confusing.

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The cast is as follows; Degrassi star Dylan Everett as Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris), Shameless’ Sam Kindseth as Dustin Diamond, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones actor Julian Works as Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater), newcomer Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (Kelly Kapowski), Supernatural’s Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano), and Blink’s Taylor Russell McKenzie as Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle). 

Really, I don’t believe anyone can actually take on the role of Kelly Kapowski. Alyssa Lynch has some big shoes to fill. I can’t wait to hear some statements from some of the original cast as I’m sure they aren’t too thrilled about this. Some things are just better left in the past!

The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story airs Monday, Sept. 1 on Lifetime.

What are your thoughts? Will you watch the movie? Do you believe Dustin’s story?

 

 


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Hilary Duff Announces She’s Pregnant with Baby #3

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Hilary Duff announced that she’s pregnant on Instagram this morning. 

The Younger star’s subtle post shows Matthew Koma rubbing her growing baby bump. 

She captioned the photo: “We are growing. Mostly me…”

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The congratulations began pouring in from the Younger official social media account and fellow mom celebrities like Lea Michele and Busy Phillips. 

The couple already shares 1-year-old Banks Violet Bair. 

Duff is also a mom to 8-year-old Luca Cruz Comrie from her previous marriage to Mike Comrie. 

Congratulations to the happy couple and growing family! 

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Lifetime Announces 30 Christmas Movies as Part of the Holiday Lineup Starting This Friday

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The 2020 holiday season is fast approaching, which is a good thing because we’ve never been in more need of holiday cheer. 

Your home may still be decked in orange twinkling lights for Halloween, but the mood starting October 23 is all Christmas, Why? Because that’s when the first Lifetime holiday film premieres. Hallmark is launching their roster of over 40 holidays films starting Saturday! 

The reason the joyful movies are starting early this year? There’s also 30 of them to watch. 

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Some highlights include Feliz NaviDAD with Saved by the Bell‘s Mario Lopez, Dear Christmas with 90210‘s Jason Priestley, Sabrina the Teenage Witch‘s Melissa Joan Hart, and One Tree Hill’s Hilarie Burton and Antwon Tanner, and Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding, a sequel starring former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland. 

The network is also embracing diversity by adding  A Sugar & Spice Holiday, its first film with an Asian-American family in the lead and The Christmas Setup, an LGBTQ film. 

Check out the full 2020 Lifetime Holiday Schedule below:

 


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‘Virgin River’ Announces Season 2 Premiere Date Just in Time for the Holidays!

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Season 2 of Virgin River officially has a premiere date! 

The Netflix drama will return less than a year after the first season debuted on Dec 6, 2019. 

Fans can catch up with Mel, Doc, and Jack Sheridan on Friday, November 27th! If you think about it, it’s the perfect day for a feel-good show to premiere as everyone will be sitting at home stuffed after Thanksgiving dinner. And since Black Friday sales are going virtual to tame the spread of COVID, less shopping gives everyone ample time to kick up their feet and binge-watch! 

Virgin River season 1 focused on Mel (played by This Is Us‘ Alexandra Breckenridge), a nurse practitioner who moved from LA to a remote Northern California town who was forced to face her past and grieve before being able to call Virgin River home.

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Season 2 teases: “Engagement. Babies. Heartbreak. Murder. For a small town, Virgin River has its fair share of drama — and Mel Monroe is often in the middle of it.”

Yep, we can’t wait. 

Also returning for season 2 are Annette O’Toole, Lauren Hammersley, Colin Lawrence, and Grayson Gurnsey. Sarah Dugdale will join the cast as Lizzie. 

While there isn’t a full trailer of the upcoming season, the Netflix November lineup video shows some great snippets: 


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