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Peacock Just Dropped Terrible News For Fans Of Saved By The Bell's Reboot

When Peacock first launched in 2020, one of the biggest splashes the streamer made right away was debuting a new "Saved by the Bell." They introduced a new generation of characters to the mix but also brought back classic Bayside High students like Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez), and Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar). The legacy characters interacting with new youngins with their Twitters and their hashtags was a formula that worked, with Peacock debuting a Season 2 comprised of 10 episodes last November. 

The Peacock show has only added to the shockingly massive library of "Saved by the Bell" content, which includes the original series, "Saved by the Bell: The College Years," and "Saved by the Bell: The New Class." Oh, then there are also two TV movies, one titled "Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style" and "Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas." In other words, the franchise's fans have seemingly no end to the rabbit hole that is Bayside High and Zack Morris and his crew. 

That's all good news for viewers, but there has also been some fresh news about the future of the franchise. Unfortunately, this marks a disappointing development for those who have been hoping for a potential 3rd season for the Peacock continuation.

Peacock has canceled Saved by the Bell

"Saved by the Bell" has been canceled by Peacock, the streamer announced in a statement (via Deadline). In Peacock's announcement, they acknowledged the massive fanbase of the franchise and noted the diversity of its expanded cast in the new iteration, one of the aspects of the new show that has been celebrated. Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Josie Totah, and Haskiri Velazquez were among the young cast members added to the ensemble. 

The show was even recognized at this year's GLAAD Media Awards earlier this month where it won Outstanding Comedy Series (per Variety). Alas, such praise was not enough to save the two-season reboot. The series made Zack Morris the governor of California, who orders that students from schools that have closed due to a lack of funding attend other schools with plenty of cash behind them, including Bayside High. It was a clever new way to jump back into the world without it feeling too stale after all the material that had come before. 

"Saved by the Bell" may be gone, but it also has 20 new episodes to add to the library for fans. However, a gambler might say that based on the amount of material that has come from this simple premise, this may not be the last we've seen of "Saved by the Bell."