Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell Trailer

Even though new original programming won’t be arrival on the new streaming service Peacock for several months, NBCUniversal isn’t wasting any time teasing what will be in store for subscribers looking for new shows to binge. Today, Peacock released a Punky Brewster teaser and and Saved By the Bell trailer for the revivala of the classic sitcoms from 1980s and 1990s. If we weren’t overloaded with nostalgia already, this will certainly push us closer to the brink. Read More »

Colbert Saved by the Bell

While we’re all sitting around daydreaming about an alternate reality in which the coronavirus doesn’t exist, it may be interesting to mix it up for a second and try to envision a world in which Samuel “Screech” Powers – the scrawny, Lisa Turtle-obsessed goofball on Saved by the Bell – was played by late night talk show host and comedian Stephen Colbert instead of actor Dustin Diamond. Colbert says he auditioned for the role of Screech in the 1980s and was rejected for a pretty humorous reason. Watch him tell the story below. Read More »

Unbelievable trailer

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Robert Rodriguez is bringing two new projects to Tubi (not to be confused with Quibi).
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna developing pop star comedy at Hulu.
  • Netflix signs deal with animation studio Titmouse (don’t laugh).
  • Saved by the Bell reboot rounds out its cast.
  • The Equalizer reboot with Queen Latifah gets pilot order at CBS.
  • Watch a featurette from Better Call Saul season 5.
  • HBO Max orders new comedy pilot produced by Good Place creator Mike Schur.
  • Matthew McConaughey reuniting with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto for FX series Redeemer.
  • Toni Collette will lead Netflix series Pieces of Her.
  • Say goodbye to Ray Donovan.

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Pamela Adlon in Better Things

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Watch trailers for Ragnarok and Better Things.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar has joined the cast of the Saved by the Bell revival.
  • Justin Chambers is leaving Grey’s Anatomy.

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Quantum Leap Revival

NBC’s upcoming streaming service The Peacock was not represented at NBC Universal’s day before the Television Critics Association. The Peacock will feature revivals of classic NBC sitcoms Punky Brewster and Saved By the Bell, but NBC’s head of program planning and strategy, Jeff Bader, discussed another series that might get revived as well.

Speaking with /Film, Bader said the ‘90s time travel series Quantum Leap is another title under consideration and spoke about what led to the Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell revivalson The Peacock. Read More »

the witcher trailer new

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The Saved by the Bell revival has found its star.
  • Netflix has revealed The Witcher timeline, in case you’re confused.
  • Patricia Arquette has joined the Apple TV+ series Severance.
  • Rick and Morty co-creator now has a claymation series at Quibi.
  • Check out the trailer for Diary of a Future President.

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peacock

Update: Sam Esmail confirmed that his Battlestar Galactica series will not be a remake but a new story set within the universe of the sci-fi franchise. Read more below.

NBCUniversal‘s forthcoming streaming service finally has a name: Peacock. An homage to the network’s iconic logo and a strong contender for the worst name of the new streaming platforms, Peacock will be launching in spring 2020 with a lineup of more than 15,000 hours of content. That includes beloved library titles like Parks and Recreation as well as new originals including reboots of Battlestar Galactica and Saved by the Bell.

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Jimmy Fallon Saved by the Bell reunion

There’s no real rhyme or reason why it happened, but on Wednesday’s night’s episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the host did the impossible. He got four of the original six stars of Saved By The Bell, plus one special guest, to reunite for a skit.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and Elizabeth Berkley all appeared as their Bayside selves – along with Dennis Haskins – for a skit about Jimmy Fallon‘s high school life. It’s probably all the Internet is going to be talking about today, so why not give it a watch below. Read More »

The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story movie trailer

Lifetime has released a new two minute clip of their unauthorized television movie about the behind the scenes drama in the making of the 1990’s television series Saved By the Bell. The new clip shows Dustin Diamond, played by Sam Kindseth, on his first day on the Disney Channel show Good Morning, Miss Bliss, the middle school television series which spawned Saved By The Bell. Watch the new clip alongside the other released previews, the first five minutes, and The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story movie trailer, all embedded after the jump.

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The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story

It’s been over 20 years since the original Saved By the Bell went off the air (yes, you’re old), but if you grew up in the ’90s you probably still have some nostalgic affection for that show. So Lifetime is bringing us back to Bayside next month, sort of.

The cable network is currently putting together The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story, and like all good unauthorized stories it’s packed with scandal, drama, and juicy gossip. Watch the first clip from the Saved By the Bell movie after the jump.

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