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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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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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WATCH: Freeform Drops ‘The Bold Type’ Fifth and Final Season Trailer

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WATCH: Freeform Drops 'The Bold Type' Fifth and Final Season Trailer

Raise a glass to the final season of The Bold Type.

Freeform unleashed a trailer for the final 6 episodes of the fashion-focused drama and things are heating up between old flames, while new ones are also on the horizon. 

Kat is still trying to get over her problematic hook-up with Ava, while her ex, Adeena, is back in her life. 

After a disagreement about children, Sutton and Richard ended their brief marriage. But it seems that all is not lost as the teaser shows them having trouble letting go (and still hooking up).

I have faith that Sutton and Richard will figure it out because they’ve always been #relationshipgoals. 

Jane’s continuing to find her voice and is possibly, definitely developing feelings for a writer that’s “under her.”

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WATCH: ‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Trailer Focuses on Eleven’s Past

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WATCH: 'Stranger Things' Season 4 Trailer Focuses on Eleven's Past

A new promo for the upcoming Stranger Things Season 4 is putting the focus back on Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). 

Netflix released a new video, which dives into Eleven’s dark and heartbreaking past.

It also marks the return of her “papa,” Dr. Martin Brenner. 

The craziest part is that it seems like Eleven isn’t the only supernatural child in Hawkins. Do they have the same powers as she does?

Or is this exploring her origin story? A shot of the door marked “11” indicates that this may be a look into the past. 

Watch the teaser now: 

As fans patiently wait for new episodes — which were delayed due to COVID — a former teaser revealed that Hopper is alive and a prisoner in Russia. 

How do these two things connect?

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What to Watch May 2021 Guide: Dynasty, The Bold Type, Cruella and MORE!

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April showers didn’t just nourish the flowers, they brought a handful of exciting new movies and TV shows to your favorite streaming platforms and prime-time TV channels!

Here’s what will capture your attention during the month of May 2021!

 

TV

Selena: The Series – (Netflix) May 4

The second part puts the spotlight back on the singer and details her struggles with fame. 

Jupiter’s Legacy – Netflix (May 7)

Superheroes are assembling on Netflix this May. Based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, the series stars Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Ben Daniels, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, Matt Lanter and Ian Quinlan.

 

The Boy from Medellin – Amazon Prime (May 7)

In this documentary focused on global superstar J Balvin, you get a deeper sense of the “boy from Medellin” as it explores his rise to fame, his mental health, and the current political climate in his home country of Colombia.

 

Dynasty – The CW (May 7)

The Carrington family is the source of all of our Friday night drama. And the fourth season brings plenty of craziness along with Liam and Fallon’s wedding! 

 

High School Musical: The Series – Disney+ (May 14)

It’s showtime! The second season is back with more singing!

 

The Bold Type – Freeform (May 26)

All good things must come to an end. And it’s time to say goodbye to Kat, Sutton, Jane, and all the memories we made at Scarlet Magazine. How will it all end? Tune in for the final season to find out. 

 

 

M.O.D.O.K. – Hulu (May 21)

The Hulu Original Marvel animated series focuses on the megalomaniacal supervillain M.O.D.O.K. who is struggling to maintain control over his evil organization.

 

Masters of None – Netflix (May 23)

Aziz Ansari’s acclaimed comedy returns for season 3!

 

Movies

Monster – Netflix (May 7)

The film, which debuted at Sundance in 2018, focuses on Steve Harmon (Kelvin Harrison Jr.), an aspiring filmmaker who becomes implicated in a robbery-turned-murder and who fights for his justice. It also stars Jennifer Hudson.

 

The Woman in the Window – Netflix (May 14)

Amy Adams stars as a psychologist suffering from agoraphobia, who spies on her neighbors and witnesses a crime from her window that she becomes obsessed with solving. Gary Oldman and Anthony Mackie also appear in the film.

 

Cruella – Disney+ (May 28)

The most exciting release in May? Emma Stone’s take on the iconic Disney villain. The film will premiere in theaters and on the streaming platform simultaneously. It will be available on the platform for an additional $30 fee. 


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