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Cast fights, tension in teaser released for 'Saved by the Bell' movie

Saved By The Bell Star Comments On The 'Unauthorized' Made-For-TV Movie

We all dreamed of being Bayside Tigers when we were kids, wishing we could hang out at The Max after school -- even taking a trip to the principals office seemed fun if you were going to see Mr. Belding.

See the cast then and now:

Sadly, art does not seem to imitate life. Lifetime just released a teaser from the upcoming original movie "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" showing a miserable cast of teens. In the clip Lisa Turtle and Kelly Kapowski shove each other during a promotional photoshoot, all while Screech Powers bickers with AC Slater.

This is the first real look fans are getting of the film that is making waves among the former cast members. The film is said to be based in part on Dustin Diamond's controversial book 'Behind the Bell'. The book illuminated major tensions among cast members, fights, sexcapades and even drug use.

Dustin opened up to HuffPost Live in December of 2013 and said that the book was mostly fiction at the hands of a ghostwriter. Even calling parts of the book "odd to read."

Diamond's mea culpa didn't cut it for Zach Morris. This week 'Franklin and Bash' stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer sat down with HuffPost Live and were asked about Dustin Diamond and the Lifetime movie. They did not hold back.

"We're not involved," Gosselaar told host Caitlyn Becker. "No one came to us and asked for our involvement."

It was his TNT co-star Breckin Meyer (you might remember him from a little movie called Clueless) that really let loose on Screech.

Gosselaar went on to agree that, though he hadn't read the whole book, everything he heard about it is very negative which he can't relate to.

"I don't remember those things," he said. "My experience on the show was very positive. That's why when people say 'oh you don't like talking about it' -- I don't mind talking about it. I just don't really remember that time but also anything I do remember was extremely positive."

At least one thing is for certain: Lifetime's unauthorized film is 100% unauthorized according the show's biggest star.

"The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" premieres Monday September 1st at 9pm.

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observantguy August 11 2014 at 11:10 AM

These Saved by the Bells kids have a long, long way to go before they are half as pathetic as the Brady Bunch kids.
But they certainly are on the same path.

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Denny August 11 2014 at 8:28 AM

The show was a POS and the movie will be worse

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kittenblu August 11 2014 at 8:50 AM

Wow, Im pretty sure I would rather watch dogs crap in my front yard then this drivle.Dustin Diamond is just trying to make some cash. Loser.

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rsta990517 kittenblu August 11 2014 at 10:32 AM

needed that laugh this morning, thanks!

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petesehria August 11 2014 at 9:18 AM

Fights, drugs and sex? Wow, we never had those things in our school.

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Randy August 11 2014 at 12:00 PM

Diamond is a Di @@ Head he was on a couple of shows and wasn't anything but a ass to everyone

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hpycmpr155 August 11 2014 at 7:25 AM

They are making a MOVIE about this????
Who really cares enough to do that??

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Tessa hpycmpr155 August 11 2014 at 3:08 PM

People will tune in even if its just to watch the train wreck! Same reason you clicked on this post just to hate on it!!! Thanks for helping to prove my point

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myroguisheyes August 11 2014 at 8:39 AM

Wow, Dustin "the loser" Diamond gets his name in the press again. Why doesn't he just dry up and blow away.

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dubricus August 11 2014 at 11:45 AM

I can attest to the situation. I was a wardrobe person called in to work 2 days on "the New Class" I'd already been working for 15 years, all on sitcoms & most with kids. I'd never experienced behavior like that. It was taped before a live audience: 2 shows @ 4pm-5pm, a break for dinner & to reprep & reset the show, the 2nd taping 7p-10p+. This means that the clothes have to be re-prepped between shows & worn again, looking exactly the same in the 2nd show. The main culprit was Dustin Diamond, who was in his 20s & should have been a pro. His head was swelled bigger than a blimp (not surprised his career ended). He threw parts of his costume on top of the plywood booths that were used for quick changes on set. It was filthy up there & other crew members had to be asked to bring ladders to get the clothes down. This meant that wardrobe personnel didn't get dinner that night, because those items had to be washed & dried with hair dryers ASAP & taping went on forever - FU for fun.

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prmoguls dubricus August 11 2014 at 4:59 PM

what was the names of the twin girls, Jennifer & ?? What happened to them?

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Poof face August 11 2014 at 5:38 PM

Not that I could care less about this story or the show, and all of this probably was full of everything mentioned, however, for Dustin's part, since most Well known people who write books, all have ghost writers, such as anyone who works for Fox News, if your name is going on it, one would think you could not allow things written that wern't true then when the book comes out and everyone is pissed with you, deny that you didn't know they were going to put that picture in or say that. You have control, otherwise take your name off it and have it be a book about the behind-the-scenes with no one's name on it.

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seban August 11 2014 at 5:56 PM

Really? With all the problems in the country they want to focus on these 1990's bratsickles? Who cares? Even the remakes of "The Brady Bunch" didn't relate in the 1980's and was as funny and fake as that house set, the swing set, and the fake yard. If Alice(Ann B. Davis) and Mike(Robert Reed) were alive; Alice would ride in on a Harley with her gf in back, and Sam the Butcher sure wouldn't be delivering Alice any meat. Mike would be with a twink, and the rest of the Brady kids would be drugged out or alcoholics. The show was hokey in even in the early 1970's . Who cares about Dustin Diamond or this tribe by Hollywood brats immersed in narcissism to be exploited by the producers, directors, etc. flop.

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