Saved by the Bell: Season 1 (2020)

Saved by the Bell: Season 1 (2020)

Saved by the Bell: Season 1 (2020)

Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez return for this revival of the '90s high-school sitcom centred on a group of teens new to Bayside High. Mark-Paul Gosselaar also reprises his role as Zack Morris, now the California governor who faces heavy criticism for closing too many low-income high schools.

2020USA
Comedy

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
23 July 2021

Pilot

Bayside gets an influx of new students after Governor Zack Morris shuts down underfunded schools.

EPISODE 1.2
23 July 2021

Clubs and Cliques

Aisha challenges Jamie's spot on the football team. Daisy and Mac butt heads over an assignment.

EPISODE 1.3
23 July 2021

The Bayside Triangle

After a theft at Bayside, a Douglas student becomes a suspect. Mac and Jamie fall for the same girl.

EPISODE 1.4
23 July 2021

The Fabulous Birchwood Boys

Daisy goes power-mad while planning the Harvest Dance. Lexi gives DeVante acting lessons.

EPISODE 1.5
23 July 2021

Rent-a-Mom

Slater and Aisha have to toughen up the Bayside football team. Jessie takes Daisy under her wing.

EPISODE 1.6
23 July 2021

Teen-Line

DeVante faces consequences after a student says he pushed him. Mac becomes a pay phone.

EPISODE 1.7
23 July 2021

House Party

Lexi and Mac attempt to break up Jordan and Aisha's new relationship. Daisy tries to go wild.

EPISODE 1.8
23 July 2021

The Todd Capsule

Zack, Kelly, Jessie and Slater reunite at the Homecoming Gala. Toddman has a secret.

EPISODE 1.9
23 July 2021

All in the Hall

Mac and Lexi help Daisy fight for her future at City Hall. Toddman and DeVante tour the new Douglas.

EPISODE 1.10
23 July 2021

Showdown

Daisy plans a walkout, but struggles to get all the Bayside kids to agree. Mac confronts his dad.

Saved by the Bell: Season 1 (2020) / Reviews

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The key ingredient to what makes this new series work isn't the majority of the original cast reassembling like the Avengers, but the standout cast of young newcomers that work so well together you barely notice when the OG Baysiders aren't around.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

The relative praise of "for a Saved by the Bell reboot, it's pretty good!" has been fairly earned. Still, a show about the subtle patronization of lowered expectations shouldn't be aspiring to little more than exactly that.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Some of the actors are able to play both layers at once, but mostly the two modes clash, rather than complementing each other.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Here we are, in true Zack Morris and Mac Morris fashion, pulling off the kookiest scheme of all: "Saved by the Bell" is now good.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The returning cast fits the new mood ably. The younger players are first-rate - even better than one might notice at first, given the general air of nuttiness.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The "human cartoon" approach to sitcoms that 30 Rock and Great News had is a great match for Wigfield's take on Saved by the Bell, which fondly skewers the tropes of the original while recycling them with a self-aware wink.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

It's a very ha-ha-wink-wink approach that, while at times witty, unfairly holds up a mock-up of the original series, indicative of its pop culture era, presumably so that the younger generation can hurl spitballs at it. It's excessive.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Without minimizing Lexi’s gender identity, Wigfield smartly declines to frame it as Very Special Episode fodder. Less elegant is the revival’s juxtaposition of privileged Baysiders and their bused-in counterparts. The show is thoughtful enough to underline that not every rich kid is white. ... A punchy, intermittently inspired, well-intentioned mishmash.

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Variety

Variety

As a whole, the show is a nuanced and self-deprecating take with signature fast-paced storytelling and many, many homages (watch for Zack’s famous phone in the premiere) to satiate new and returning viewers alike.

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Vulture

Vulture

This single-camera, ten-episode Saved by the Bell, which skewers the original in all the right, incisive ways, is a smart, often hilarious reimagining of a show that is beloved more on ironic terms than sincere ones, a fact that the Peacock sitcom understands down to its Bayside-mocking bones.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The show mostly sustains the original’s wholesomeness, delivering sweet, tween-friendly lessons about being true to yourself and giving others second chances. But Saved By The Bell is also surprisingly funny, balancing its reverence for the original with satire that will no doubt speak to fans who grew up on the show.

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