The cast from Saved by the Bell reunites ahead of the series’ 30th anniversary. From 1989 to 1993, the teen sitcom aired on NBC for four seasons. On Instagram, a photo and video shows the reunion of Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen, Mario Lopez, and Elizabeth Berkley.
Created by Sam Bobrick, Saved by the Bell primarily takes place at Bayside High School. Gosselaar portrays the mischievous Zack Morris, a character known for his business acumen and fourth wall commentaries. Berkley co-stars as the liberally-minded Jessie Spano, a character with similar interests as Zack. In contrast, Lopez portrays the school jock A.C. Slater, who often clashes with the more self-aware students. Thiessen stars as the cheerleader Kelly Kapowski, the objection of affection for many students at Bayside High, including Zack and A.C. Like the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - which aired from 1990 to 1996 - Saved by the Bell often complemented the situational humor by addressing timely societal issues. The series inspired two network spin-offs (Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Saved by the Bell: The New Class), along with two made-for-TV movies (Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style, Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas).
On Instagram, Thiessen posted a Saved by the Bell reunion photo from Petit Trois Le Valley in Studio City, California. The image features Thiessen and her former castmates posing with their significant others, and includes the caption “Friends forever…” Lopez also posted a video with the caption: “Credit card roulette comin up! #OldSchool.” In the clip, Lopez references his “old friends” and the “obscene amount of food” the group enjoyed during their dinner reunion. Check out the Saved by the Bell reunion photo and video below.
Over the years, the Saved by the Bell reunion group have all sustained working careers in Hollywood. In 1992, Lopez landed his first hosting gig on NBC’s Name Your Adventure, and has since become one of the most recognizable hosts in mainstream pop culture. Meanwhile, Berkley famously starred in the 1995 cult classic Showgirls and recently appeared on various network television shows, including CSI: Miami, Dancing with the Stars, and New Girl. As for Thiessen, she currently stars in the Netflix series Alexa & Katie, while Gosselaar headlines the Fox series The Passage.
Saved by the Bell is technically an extension of the Disney Channel series Good Morning, Miss Bliss, in which Gosselaar originally portrayed Zack Morris. When Saved by the Bell ultimately premiered in the early summer of 1989, though, it immediately become a cultural phenomenon for its endearing cast of characters and relatable thematic material. Given that the main cast members have sustained television careers, maybe NBC or a popular streaming platform will produce a proper Saved by the Bell reboot, or at least a well-produced movie.