Tiffani Thiessen had no idea the ‘Saved by the Bell’ reboot was happening

Tiffani Thiessen said she andMark-Paul Gosselaar had no idea theSaved by the Bellreboot was happening. 

TheBeverly Hills, 90210 alum, 45, told Us Weekly exclusively on Wednesday, October 2, that she and her former Saved by the Bell costar, also 45, were unaware that a remake of the ‘90s sitcom was in the works before NBC officiallyannounced the reboot in September.  

“I don’t know anything about it,” she said. “Literally, Mark-Paul and I were like, ‘Oh, wow! I didn’t know that was happening.’ But it seems like everyone is doing a reboot, these days. It’s, like, popular, I guess.” 

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SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Table Read -- Pictured: (l-r) Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zack' Morris -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- 'Pipe Dreams' Episode 11 -- Air Date 10/26/1991 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: HAWAIIAN STYLE -- Air Date 11/27/1992 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: HAWAIIAN STYLE -- Air Date 11/27/1992 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen and Mario Lopez (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Tiffani Thiessen at the 9th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Brian Austin Green and Tiffani Thiessen at the Emprio of Arabia Morrocan Themed Celebration for the Opening of New Emporio Armani Boutique, Emporio Armani, Beverly Hills. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Tiffani Thiessen and Mark-Paul Gosselaar at the NBC Summer TCA Press Tour, Universal Hilton Hotel, Universal City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Tiffani Thiessen at the Premiere of 'Rising Sun', Academy Theatre, Beverly Hills. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
SAVED BY THE BELL: THE COLLEGE YEARS -- 'Zack, Lies & Videotape' Episode 3 -- Air Date 09/14/1993 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Monty Brinton/NBCU Photo Bank
Tiffani Thiessen at the NBC Winter TCA Press Tour, Huntington Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Pasadena. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
SAVED BY THE BELL: WEDDING IN VEGAS -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: WEDDING IN LAS VEGAS -- Air Date 10/07/1994 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
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Though the Pull Up a Chair author isn’t opposed to reboots of TV shows, she admits that she prefers the classics. 

“I’m a girl that likes the originals. But that’s me, though. I’m nostalgic that way,” she said. “But I’m sure people are going to be excited about it. It seems almost popular to redo a show.”  

As for if she and Gosselaar will guest star on the spinoff, the White Collar alum said that a cameo is unlikely due to the actors’ busy schedules with their own shows. Thiessen currently stars on Netflix’s Alexa & Katie, while her former costar is a cast member on FOX’s The Passage and ABC’s Mixed-ish 

“Mark-Paul and I both have different shows. We’re not a part of it. It has nothing to do with us,” she said.  

The You’re Missing It! author also doesn’t expect her daughter, Harper, who she shares with husband Brady Smith along with son Holt, 4, to tune into the reboot, given the 9-year-old’s opinion of the original Saved by the Bell. 

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LOS ANGELES, CA - 1993: American actress Tiffani-Amber Thiessen poses for a portrait circa 1993 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Davis/Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 3 --Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Lopez as Alabert Clifford 'A.C.' Slater, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zach' Morris, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: THE COLLEGE YEARS -- SEASON 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kiersten Warren as Alex Tabor, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Anne Tremko as Leslie Burke, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL: THE COLLEGE YEARS -- SEASON 1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 4 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zack' Morris, Leanna Creel as Tori Scott (front row) Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Tiffani-Amber Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding (back row) (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski -- Photo by: Alice S. Hall/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL: HAWAIIAN STYLE -- Air Date 11/27/1992 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Lark Voorhies as Lisa Turtle, Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBCU Photo Bank
Tiffani Thiessen (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 792 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Tiffani Thiessen during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 27, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret C. Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Tiffani Thiessen (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Jill Reno and Tiffani Thiessen during Golden Globes Style Lounge Presented by Kari Feinstein PR - Day 1 in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for Kari Feinstein PR)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 18: Tiffani Thiessen attends T-Mobile Sidekick II Limited Edition Juicy Couture and Mister Cartoon Launch Party at T-Mobile Sidekick II City on October 18, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chad Buchanan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Tiffani Thiessen at the Vegas Grand Prix Hosts a Star-Studded Charity Gala - April 5, 2007 at Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Gifford/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: Actress Tiffani Thiessen poses for a picture at the Disney/ABC Television Group All Star Party held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on January 14, 2007 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 02: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends the Ferragamo event with Debi Mazar and Adrian Grenier to benefit the L'Aquila earthquake victims at the Ferragamo Boutique on June 2, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 14: Tiffani Thiessen attends VANITY FAIR and USA NETWORK Celebrate 'CHARACTER PROJECT' With Opening Reception in Los Angeles at Ace Gallery on May 14, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by DAVID CROTTY/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 31: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends the Nike+Human 10k race at the Los Angeles Coliseum on August 31, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Tiffani Thiessen arrives for the NBC Universal TCA Press Party at the The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, California on August 5, 2009. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends Rebecca Taylor Spring 2010 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on September 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 06: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends the launch event for Gap's 1969 Jean Shop on Robertson Blvd at their 1969 Jean Shop on August 6, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Gap)
PASADENA, CA - AUGUST 5: Tiffani Thiessen arrives for the NBC Universal TCA Press Party at the The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, California on August 5, 2009. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Actress Tiffani-Amber Thiessen attends the 2011 FiFi Awards at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 25, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Tiffani Thiessen attends the 2011 USA Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 07: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends the Paley Center for Media's PaleyFest 2011 event honoring 'White Collar' at the Saban Theater on March 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Tiffani Thiessen attends 2011 Kiehl's LifeRide for amfAR finale at Kiehl's Since 1851 Flagship Store on August 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Actress Tiffani Thiessen visits 'FOX & Friends' at FOX Studios on July 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Tiffani Thiessen arrives to the Zimmer Children's Museum's 13th Annual Discovery Award Dinner at Beverly Hills Hotel on November 14, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02: Actress Tiffani Thiessen lights the Empire State building 'Jumpstart Red' to celebrate Jumpstart's Read For The Record Campaign on October 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends Disney On Ice 'Let's Celebrate!' at Staples Center on December 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Tiffani Thiessen arrives at Hallmark Channel's annual holiday event premiere screening of 'Northpole' at La Piazza Restaurant on November 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actress Tiffani Thiessen poses at Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on November 10, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
STUDIO CITY, CA - JULY 27: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends the 'Raising The Bar To End Parkinson's' at Laurel Point on July 27, 2016 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Tiffani Thiessen attends the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 05: Tiffani Thiessen attends the World Premiere of Disney and Pixar's 'Incredibles 2' held on June 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 24: Actress Tiffani Thiessen attends Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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“Harper has seen a couple episodes. But it didn’t catch her attention,” Thiessen said. “I think she laughed more at me than really falling in love with the concept of the show. She would much rather watch Alexa & Katie.” 

Saved by the Bell ran on NBC for four seasons from 1989 to 1993. Thiessen played cheerleader Kelly Kapowski in the series, while Gosselaar played the show’s main character, Zack Morris. In September, NBC announced that the series will be rebooted as a show on the network’s new streaming service, Peacock. The show is confirmed to include original cast membersElizabeth Berkley andMario Lopez 

In August 2018, a little over a year before the reboot was officially announced, Gosselaar expressed his interest inreprising his Saved by the Bell character.

“I’d like to see a version that was worth everyone’s time,” he said at the 2018 Television Critic Association’s summer press tour. “But I’d like to see a version, yeah, I’d like to see a version that we’d all agree on.”  

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GOOD MORNING, MISS BLISS -- Pictured: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
Teen actor Mark Paul Gosselaar holding hand to mouth in portrait shot. (Photo by John Storey/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zachary 'Zack' Morris -- Photo by: Sheryl Noday/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Mark-Paul Gosselaar -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
SAVED BY THE BELL -- Season 2 -- Pictured: Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris -- Photo by: Gary Null/NBCU Photo Bank
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Mark-Paul Gosselaar speaks onstage during The Passage panel during New York Comic Con at Jacob Javits Center on October 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for New York Comic Con)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 02: Mark-Paul Gosselaar arrives at the FOX Summer TCA 2018 All-Star Party at Soho House on August 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Mark-Paul Gosselaar attends the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
THE PASSAGE: Mark-Paul Gosselaar in THE PASSAGE premiering Monday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar arives at Monster Jam Celebrity Event at Angel Stadium on February 24, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Feld Entertainment)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Mark-Paul Gosselaar is seen on February 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
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