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Zack Morris is heading to E!
Later this month the NBCUniversal cable network will begin airing episodes of the ’90s comedy Saved by the Bell as part of a daily morning block. E! will kick off the run with a marathon on Nov. 11 before settling into a weekday pattern of four back-to-back airings from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
The comedy will roll out in chronological order beginning with the series’ second season, which featured Mark-Paul Gosselaar‘s Morris along with Mario Lopez‘s A.C. Slater, Tiffani Thiessen‘s Kelly Kapowski, Elizabeth Berkley‘s Jessie Spano, Dustin Diamond‘s Screech and Lark Voorhies‘ Lisa Turtle. There are 126 episodes in the rotation.
Until now, the network typically aired repeats of E! series, including Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Total Divas and Chelsea Lately, in that morning time frame. Adding Saved by the Bell to the lineup is something of a nostalgia play aimed at the femme-focused network’s younger viewership, and the show joins Sex and the City in E!’s off-net portfolio.
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