Classic 90s sitcoms like Saved by the Bell never get old. And Peacock agrees because they renewed the reboot. Season two is coming out next month.
Last year, NBC’s streaming service Peacock brought back the loveable Bayside gang 28 years after the original series had ended. And they added some fresh faces to the cast. The story picks up with Mayor Zack Morris in a whole heap of trouble after he shut down a bunch of low-income schools. So, in classic Zack fashion, he hatched a plan. The mayor sent all the affected teenagers to the area’s most affluent schools, like Bayside High.
In the reboot, Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley Lauren), Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater), Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani Thiessen), and Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) all came back to their old stomping grounds. And yes, Kelly and Zack are still married (swoon), and their son is one of the stars of the new show.
In last year’s season finale, Mayor Morris decided his new academic setup was working well. So, he froze the situation to allow students to continue learning at their new schools. And not like one of his classic
“timeouts,” either. The city decided to keep all local schools from opening or closing for at least three years. So the new band of Bayside misfits is stuck together until graduation.
‘Saved by the Bell’ Star Dustin Diamond Left Heartbreaking Voice Message for Friend Days Before His Death
Saved by the Bell’s Screech Powers is the only friend we didn’t see return to the halls of Bayside High last year. Sadly, the character’s actor, Dustin Diamond was battling cancer. And he lost that battle on February 1st, 2021.
A few days after Diamond’s passing, a close friend of his, Dan Block, released an audio message from the star that was left day Diamond learned that his disease was getting more aggressive.
When Diamond left the message for Block, he was sitting in the hospital waiting for his doctor to return. Diamond had just found out that a single scratch could kill him because his blood platelets were so low. But Block said his friend used humor to cope with his fears. And he kept his sense of humor right to the very end.
“He would be crying, then I would be crying and he’d say something to make me laugh,” Block told Sun. “And then he’d start laughing. Seeing me laugh would make him feel better.”
So when Dustin Diamond called his friend, he kept the new information light.
“I’m waiting for my doctors to get back in here,” Diamond said. “When I swallow my throat hurts… but like something dropped honey on the bedsheet, not even the floor, not my jeans, so it’s five-second rule… yeah [but even the] the 0.0005-second rule could kill me.”