January 25, 2013 9:31
'Saved By The Bell' stars discuss possible reunion show
Mr Belding is definitely up for it, but there's no word from Screech yet...
Two original Saved By The Bell stars have spoken out about a possible reunion.
The classic sitcom about the students of Bayside High ran for four seasons between 1989 and 1993, before spawning a pair of spin-off series: Saved By The Bell: The College Years and Saved By The Bell: The New Class, which ended in 2000.
In 2009, the original cast reunited for a People magazine photo shoot, with the notable exception of Dustin Diamond aka Screech, who is apparently on poor terms with his former castmates after writing a tell-all book about his time on the show.
Now a full-scale reunion could be taking shape. The Disney Channel has recently announced plans to bring back another teen sitcom, Boy Meets World, with a spin-off show called Girl Meets World. Chatting to TMZ about it, Saved By The Bell's heartthrob Mark-Paul Gosselaar joked: "Yeah we'll see how they do it and maybe we'll do a reunion as well."
However, at least one of his former castmates seems to be taking the idea seriously. Dennis Haskins, who played hapless headmaster Mr Belding, has since told TMZ: "I have always supported a reunion of any kind including all of us. Honestly, the fans still love us and our show so much ... they deserve it!"
The stars of Saved By The Bell have enjoyed mixed fortunes since the series ended. Mario Lopez is now a successful TV presenter, while Elizabeth Berkley went on to star in Showgirls. However, Diamond's most notable role came in Screeched - Saved By The Smell, a sex tape he directed and released himself.
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