The scandalous behavior that took place behind the scenes of Saved by the Bell will be chronicled in a new Lifetime movie later this year.
The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story will premiere on Lifetime on September 1, Buzzfeed reports. It will be based on interviews with former cast and crew members, as well as the events depicted in Dustin Diamond's 2009 memoir Behind the Bell, which contains stories of cast members doing drugs and sleeping with each other.
We aren't the only ones ready to return to Bayside! A few Saved by the Bell stars have started voicing their support for a reunion.
On the extremely off-chance you've been dreaming of a Saved by the Bell tell-all, Dustin Diamond has just the book for you. The former Screech's Behind the Bell includes lots of entertaining anecdotes — like the time he says he showed Elizabeth Berkley his junk, years before his homemade sex tape — as well as claims about drugs and hook-ups that his cast mates are already dismissing. "We weren't in rehab and Mr. Belding wasn't my crack dealer," Mark-Paul Gosselaar told Us.
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In the video below, Diamond told us what steps his publisher took to avoid lawsuits, and about his new life as a stand-up comedian.
Full disclosure: We took a quick flip through the book and chuckled more than we expected to. Will you read it?
First a sex tape, now a shocking tell-all? What has become of Screech?
Dustin Diamond, 32, who played Saved By the Bell's adorable dork Screech Powers for much of the 1990s, has released a preview of his new book, Behind the Bell, in which the former child star claims that sex and drugs were prevalent on the set of the teen sitcom, according to Us.
Screech tattles on fellow Saved by the Bell stars
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Dustin Diamond, who played perma-teen Screech on Saved by the Bell and its spin-offs until he was in his mid-twenties, is writing a tell-all tattler about the show.Called Behind the Bell, Diamond's ghost-written tome will reveal behind-the-scenes tidbits about his fellow Bellers, including "sexual escapades among cast members, drug use and hardcore partying," according to an article in New York magazine.What say you are you psyched to read about Bell stars Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez back in their formative years? Do you not care? Or are you just plain over Dustin Diamond? Nina Hämmerling Smith