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Get Ready to Head Back to Bayside! ‘Saved By the Bell’ Reboot Coming in November on Peacock

TELEVISIONGet Ready to Head Back to Bayside! 'Saved By the Bell' Reboot...

It’s time to return to Bayside High! After much anticipation, NBCUniversal’s Peacock has finally set a premiere date for the long-awaited Saved By the Bell reboot. The new series will officially release on November 25 on the streaming service.

The original series, which aired from 1989-1993, followed a group of friends as they made their way through high school, dealing with everyday teen problems like drugs, drinking and driving, zits, popularity, driver’s ed, and more. It starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley, Dustin Diamond, and Lark Voorhies. There was the spin-off, The College Years, that lasted for a single season and followed the gang to college as well as The New Class, which lasted for seven seasons and followed a new group at Bayside.

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The Saved By the Bell reboot follows California Governor Zack Morris (Gosselaar) who gets into trouble for the state’s many underfunded high schools. He proposed they send affected students to California’s highest-performing schools, including his alma mater of Bayside High. Berkley and Lopez were the first to announce the reboot and that they were going to be reprising their beloved characters, with Gosselaar and Thiessen also set to return. Josie Totah, Dexter Darden, Haskiri Velazquez, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Peña and Belmont Cameli round off the cast.

The creator of the reboot, Tracey Wigfield, also serves as writer and executive producer, alongside Peter Engel, who worked on the original series, as well as Franco Bario and Gosselaar.

Don’t miss the Saved By the Bell reboot when it comes to Peacock on November 25! You can watch all five seasons of the original series plus The College Years on Hulu and Peacock now. You can also listen to Gosselaar as he watches the series for the very first time on the podcast Zack to the Future with Saved By the Bell superfan and reboot writer Dashiell Driscoll.

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