New ‘Unauthorized’ Lifetime Movie Goes Behind the Scenes of Popular Sitcom

Jun 19, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Lifetime is locking down plans for a TV movie that promises to take an "Unauthorized" look at the goings-on behind the scenes of the popular 1990s sitcom "Saved by the Bell."

The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that the cable channel has set a Labor Day premiere for "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story," which will follow the off-camera lives of six of the show's young stars.

"Premiering Monday, Sept. 1, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 'The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story' promises to expose the challenges of growing up under the public scrutiny while trying to maintain a squeaky clean image of their characters on- and off-screen," the story reports.

The piece adds: "Cast by 'Saved by the Bell's' original casting director Robin Lippin, the television movie stars Dylan Everett ('Degrassi: The Next Generation') as Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Sam Kindseth ('Shameless') as Dustin Diamond, Julian Works ('Paranormal Activity') as Mario Lopez, Alyssa Lynch as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, Tiera Skovbye ('Supernatural') as Elizabeth Berkley and Taylor Russell McKenzie ('Blink') as Lark Voorhies."

The project is produced by Front Street Pictures and Ringaling Productions.

"Saved by the Bell" had a strong following during its 1989-93 run on NBC, including spinning off two movies, "Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style" and "Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas," and a spinoff series, "Saved by the Bell: The College Years."

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