"He was like a little brother to me," Lopez said in a tribute on Monday's Access Hollywood.
Best known for his role as Screech on hit sitcom and its spinoffs, the actor died of lung cancer just three weeks after being diagnosed.
A rep for the "Saved By the Bell" alum, 44, tells Yahoo Entertainment that tests have determined the former child star has stage IV small cell carcinoma cancer after his initial cancer diagnosis earlier this month.
Dustin Diamond is receiving support from his old "Saved By the Bell" co-stars after receiving a cancer diagnosis.
Actor Dustin Diamond was hospitalized over the weekend with the reason unknown.
The line between movies and television blurred in 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic shut down big-screen multiplexes and made the small screen our only screen. But even as high-profile films turned our living rooms into movie theaters, viewers still binged big-time on episodic television shows.
The actress says she and co-star Mark-Paul Gosselaar were excited from the moment they read the script.
Over the weekend, Selena Gomez's fans slammed Peacock's Saved by the Bell reboot for "inappropriate" references to her 2017 kidney transplant
The Peacock streaming service issued an apology for jokes referencing Gomez's kidney transplant.
Peacock has apologized for a “Saved by the Bell” episode that used Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant for a few jokes and is putting its money where its mouth is.A spokesperson for NBC’s streaming platform told TheWrap Saturday, “We apologize. It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health. We have been in touch with her team and will be making a donation to her charity, The Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC.”There was an outcry on social media Saturday, as fans of the actress and singer demanded an apology or for the episode to be removed from the platform. They sent “RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ” trending on Twitter for hours.Also Read: Selena Gomez Fans Furious Over 'Saved by the Bell' Joke About Her Kidney TransplantIn the season’s sixth episode, the Bayside High teens have their phones taken away and the school devolves into chaos as students say out loud the kind of pop-culture commentary they would reserve for social media, among other things. During the scene in question, two teens argue in the hallway about who donated a kidney to Gomez in 2017 after she had been diagnosed with lupus years earlier. (In reality, the donor was her friend Francia Raisa.) In the clip, the two characters bicker, with one insisting it was the mother of her ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, while another said it was her former best friend, Demi Lovato.Graffiti is seen in another part of the video asking, “Does Selena Gomez even have kidneys?”“We would love if you take out the episode with those things wrote on wall. When someone does a joke with a person with Lupus, it’s disrespecting all people that fighting daily for survive, with problems on immune system, kidneys, skin…” one tweet directed at Peacock says. Fans also shared photos of the star recovering in the hospital and clips from an interview Gomez did with NBC News’ own Savannah Guthrie. In the interview, done alongside Raisa, Gomez says as she fights tears, “I just really hope that we can help somebody. I really do. I don’t think what we went through was easy. I don’t think it was fun. I hope that this inspires people to feel good, to know that there is really good people in the world.”The reboot premiered on Thanksgiving.Read original story Peacock Apologizes for Selena Gomez ‘Saved by the Bell’ Jokes, Donates to Her Lupus Charity At TheWrap
She dishes on the importance of her character Aisha to the Afro-Latinx community and whether or not things are over with Jamie Spano (Belmont Cameli).
Here’s one more reason to get excited for the return of "Saved by the Bell": The 2020 reboot of the classic ‘90s sitcom will address one of Bayside High’s juiciest storylines — that time that Jessie Spano got hooked on caffeine pills.
The new show will feature the franchise's first transgender character, played by Josie Totah.
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Peacock’s “Saved by the Bell” revival finally has a premiere date, so save this note in your trapper keepers: The new version of the ’90s cult classic premieres on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Nov. 25 — just in time for Thanksgiving.To celebrate the announcement, Peacock put together a fun teaser with a literal peacock walking the halls of (we assume) Bayside High. Watch it at the top of the page right now.In the show, which stars original series mainstays Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez reprising their roles of Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater, California Governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools and proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state — including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids (who never have a problem that can’t be solved in 22 minutes) a much-needed dose of reality.Also Read: 'Father of the Bride' Cast to Reunite for 'Mini-Sequel' Special at Netflix - Watch the Trailer (Video)The new generation of kids at Bayside High include the “handsome, charming, privileged” Mac and Jessie’s “sensitive man-child” son Jamie (Belmont Cameli), as well as Lexi (Josie Totah), “the most popular girl at Bayside High who is both admired and feared by her fellow students”; Daisy (Haskiri Velazquez), “a smart, ambitious sophomore who is excited at the prospect of attending Bayside High after her local school gets shut down”; and Aisha (Alycia Pascual-Pena), “Daisy’s fun-loving, but ultra-competitive best friend. She grew up playing on boys’ sports teams and causes a stir when she tries to play football at Bayside.”“Pitch Perfect” alum John Michael Higgins will play Principle Toddman, the successor to Bayside High School Principal Richard Belding, played by Dennis Haskins in the original series.The revival hails from Universal Television and will be written and executive produced by Tracey Wigfield. Peter Engel and Franco Bario, alums of the original “Saved by the Bell” and its spinoffs, will also serve as executive producers.Read original story ‘Saved By the Bell’ Revival Series Gets Thanksgiving Premiere on Peacock (Video) At TheWrap
Peacock is reviving the popular '90s comedy with a new series featuring some of the original cast members, including Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater) and Elizabeth Berkley Lauren (Jessie Spano), who return to Bayside High as adults.
The actor is returning to his roots to bring back Zack Morris on the upcoming "Saved by the Bell" reboot.
Pull out your brick phone and call a friend: We've got new intel regarding how much Kelly Kapowski-Morris will appear in Saved by the Bell's upcoming continuation series. Original series star Mark-Paul Gosselaar previously had said that his on-screen missus, played by Tiffani Thiessen, would be back for the revival "in some capacity." In an […]
The team behind the upcoming "Saved by the Bell" reboot has cast Josie Totah, an actress known for her work on "Glee" and the Mindy Kaling-created show "Champions," as its star.
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Sam Bobrick, creator of NBC comedy series “Saved by the Bell” and writer for several classics TV shows of the 1960s, died Friday at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke.His daughter, Stefanie Bobrick, shared the news of his death in a Facebook post.“Our dearly beloved Sam Bobrick, extraordinary playwright, husband, father, grandfather, pug father, brother, uncle, friend, mentor, and all around outstanding person passed away peacefully today, October 11, 2019, surrounded by family and friends,” she wrote. “He was as hilarious as he was kind and will be missed by all who knew him.”Also Read: Mark-Paul Gosselaar Says He Has Not Been Approached for Peacock's 'Saved by the Bell' RebootEarlier that day, she shared another post alerting family and friends that her father “had a massive stroke from which he will not recover.”“He is not in any pain and someone is with him at all times. He is not awake but if you have a message for him or a fond memory to share I will read it to him and share it with family and friends later on,” she wrote.Bobrick is known for having written four comedies that played on Broadway: 1970’s “Norman, Is That You?,” 1973’s “No Hard Feelings,” 1979’s “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s,” 1981’s “Wally’s Cafe.”Also Read: 'Saved by the Bell' Reboot With Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley to Debut on NBCU Streaming Service PeacockBut perhaps his greatest legacy is creating “Saved by the Bell,” which aired from 1989 to 1992, as well as “Saved By the Bell: The New Class,” which aired from 1993 to 2000. He also wrote two “Saved by the Bell” TV movies and “Saved by the Bell: The College Years.” Prior to that, Bobrick wrote for “The Flintstones,” “The Andy Griffith Show,” “Get Smart” and “Bewitched.” He was most recently attached to the upcoming 2020 “Saved by the Bell” reboot.Read original story Sam Bobrick, ‘Saved by the Bell’ Creator, Dies at 87 At TheWrap
There is a very good reason why neither Zack nor Kelly are a part of the upcoming Saved by the Bell revival: their portrayers have not (yet?) been asked. NBC Universal on Tuesday announced that their newly named streaming service, Peacock, will host a follow-up series to Saved by the Bell. Both Mario Lopez and […]