On September 17, after months of speculation and rumors, NBCUniversal announced that a reboot of iconic teen sitcom Saved by the Bell is officially happening on the network’s upcoming Peacock streaming service. It’ll feature two major original stars: Mario Lopez (A.C. Slater) and Elizabeth Berkley (Jessie Spano). But what about Kelly Kapowsk ... er, Tiffani Thiessen?!
PureWow recently sat down to an exclusive chat with the former 90210 and Saved by the Bell star on behalf of Maple Hill Creamery (the actress is also chef for her family of four and uses the organic, grass-fed dairy products in her own recipes), and she spilled exactly what went down ... and whether she’d even give the new show a watch (hint: duh).
Thiessen revealed she and Mark Paul Gosselaar (aka Zack Morris) heard about the reboot the same day everyone else did, and that they both had no idea it was even in the works.
“It seems like that’s kind of the thing to do now is reboot old shows. I’m sure people will be very excited about it, and I’ll be interested to see what they do with it,” the actress, who currently stars in Netflix’s Alexa & Katie, said.
There are no hard feelings, though, it seems. The mom of two has kept busy enough herself. She’s the author of a cookbook, Pull Up a Chair, which debuted last October. She also recently released a children’s book, You’re Missing It!, with her husband, Brady Smith, who did the illustrations.
But what would Kelly Kapowski do (besides wave her Bayside pompoms in the air for attention)?
“Of course I’ll watch it and see what it is!” Thiessen said excitedly. “I don’t know if I’ll stick to it every time ... but I don’t watch a lot of TV.”