Saved By The Bell

Saved by the Bell cast: Lark Voorhies (left) as Lisa Turtle, Ed Alonzo as Max, Tiffani Thiessen as Kelly Kapowski, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Zack Morris, Dennis Haskins as Mr. Richard Belding, Elizabeth Berkley as Jessie Spano, Dustin Diamond as Screech Powers, and Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater

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Saved by the Bell is an American teen comedy that originally aired from 1989 to 1992 on NBC. It stars actors Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, and Lark Voorhies as high-school friends Zack Morris, A.C. Slater, Samuel “Screech” Powers, Kelly Kapowski, Jessie Spano, and Lisa Turtle.

The Bayside High School students navigate homework, dating, and everyday teen challenges while frustrating their principal, Mr. Belding, played by Dennis Haskins. Saved by the Bell is mostly lighthearted but sometimes tackles serious topics like drug use, environmental issues, and women’s rights.


  • Cast: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Tiffani Thiessen, Elizabeth Berkley, Lark Voorhies, Dennis Haskins
  • Creator: Sam Bobrick
  • Genres: Comedy, family, romance, sitcom
  • Original release: 1989-1992
  • Seasons: 4
  • Episodes: 86
  • Plot: Six friends at a California high school juggle exams, relationships, misadventures, and the ups and downs of teen life
  • Network/streaming: Peacock
  • Most famous episode: “Jessie’s Song” became notorious for its depiction of drug use when Jessie had a meltdown after taking caffeine pills to handle her hectic schedule
  • Fun fact: The King of Queens star Leah Remini appeared in six episodes as Zack’s love interest, Stacey Carosi
  • Spinoffs: Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Saved by the Bell: The College Years
  • If you like this show, you might also like: Beverly Hills, 90210; Blossom; Boy Meets World; Clarissa Explains It All; The Facts of Life; Full House, Good Morning Miss Bliss; Growing Pains

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