News

‘Saved By The Bell’ backstage drama coming to TV

‘Saved By The Bell’ backstage drama coming to TV

'SAVED BY THE BELL:'Mark-Paul Gosselaar starred as bad-boy Zack Morris in the NBC sitcom. Photo: Associated Press

Actors Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Marion Lopez are set to have their lives played out on the small screen in a new made-for-TV movie about their popular teen sitcom “Saved By The Bell”.

A film titled “The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story” is set to premiere on Lifetime network on Sept. 1, chronicling the behind-the-scenes drama at the program, which ended its four-season run in 1993.

According to Variety.com, the film is based on interviews with the cast and crew members, and will also include events depicted in actor Dustin Diamond’s 2009 memoir, “Behind the Bell,” which details offscreen relationships and cast members’ personal problems.

The original casting director for “Saved by the Bell,” Robin Lippin, was tapped to find modern-day equivalents for the main group of actors. The film’s cast includes” Degrassi: The Next Generation’s” Dylan Everett as Gosselaar, “Shameless” actor Sam Kindseth as Diamond, and “Supernatural” star Tiera Skovbye as Elizabeth Berkley.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Exhibit to Honor Earhart’s Visit to Maine

Fresh
GENERIC SEAPLANE

A group representing women pilots is planning to mark the 80th anniversary of Amelia Earhart's visit to Maine.

in Local

Officer Stops Man for Speeding, Then Saves Him

Fresh
GENERIC POLICE CAR

Getting pulled over for speeding may have been the luckiest thing that happened to an elderly man in Maine.

in Local

Vigil Held Outside Slain Family’s Apartment

GENERIC VIGIL

SACO, Maine (AP) - A candlelight vigil has been held for a Maine family killed in an apparent murder-suicide.

in Local

Maine Lobster Festival Kicking Off

LOBSTERS2

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - The 67th annual Maine Lobster Festival is kicking off in Rockland with five days of festivities that celebrate the state's signature seafood.

in Local

Mystery Distress Call Prompts Coast Guard Search

Coast Guard Cutter

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help as it tries to identify the source of a mysterious distress call in Penobscot Bay.