Get out your giant cell phones and Bayside Tigers t-shirts: What Else is On will be paying tribute to Saved by the Bell next week!
There are a few shows that unite the staff here at WEIO HQ. We are still holding out hope for a second season of Whodunnit?, we argue whether Leo or Ellis was the worst thing about Smash1, and most of us grew up with at least a passing exposure to the teen sitcom Saved by the Bell. When Lifetime announced its TV movie The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story, we knew we couldn’t just talk about the movie.
To celebrate, we are devoting next week to a full-on retrospective of this pop culture touchstone. We’ll check in with the work the main cast has done since leaving Bayside, talk about some of the episodes that diverged from the core of the series2, and how the show functioned as a time capsule of the 1990s. This will culminate with our live blog coverage of the event of our generation: the Labor Day debut of Lifetime’s movie.