Actor Dennis Haskins, famously known as "Mr. Belding," on the former sitcom, "Saved by the Bell," wants his students to come back to Bayside for a reunion. The well-known principal of Bayside High, along with his infamous troublemaker, Zack Morris, make for at least two stars down with the idea. Now it's up to Kelly, Jesse, Slater, Screech and Lisa to jump on the bandwagon.
According to a report from UPI.com on Jan. 25, both Haskins and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris) are committed to the concept for a "Saved by the Bell" reunion. Haskins recently told TMZ of the idea to reunite the cast of characters:
"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 last time this idea was really brought up was with Gosselaar's TV appearance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" in 2009, where he showed up in character as Zack Morris. As for the rest of the cast, Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater) has been working TV gigs as a host for "The X Factor," and "America's Best Dance Crew," as well as a guest host on "Extra." Jessie Spano, was played by Elizabeth Berkley, who took her assets from "SBTB" to attempt to make it as one of the "Showgirls." Her latest TV appearance was on 2011's "Lucky Christmas," a TV film. She's also been on "CSI: Miami" and "The L Word" in recurring roles.
Tiffani Thiessen portrayed everyone's crush, cheerleader and heartbreaker, Kelly Kapowski. Thiessen is currently starring on "White Collar" on USA, and has also been a part of "Beverly Hills, 90210" in her post-SBTB career. Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle) has been sort of missing in action, but was a voice on a 2008 episode of "Robot Chicken" and has been in guest roles in "Grown Ups," "The Parkers," and held a lengthy recurring role on "The Bold and The Beautiful" soap opera.
As for Screech, played by Justin Diamond, he may be one of the wild cards in terms of the reunion fully happening. He was seen on television in a total departure from the nerdy character he played on the popular sitcom, when he was part of "Celebrity Fit Club" on VH1. He feuded with various members of the show's cast, and then even went on to be a contestant on "Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling" on CMT. Talk about needing anger management after he had such a promising academic future ahead of him.
It remains to be seen if all the pieces come together for this reunion to happen. The hit show "Saved by the Bell" was originally called "Good Morning Miss Bliss," and aired on The Disney Channel. After one season it was cancelled and acquired by NBC and shown on its network for four seasons featuring the cast members mentioned above. Re-runs are frequently seen on cable or satellite channels including TBS.