Saved By the Bell Reboot, Starring Lopez, Berkely, Heads to NBC Streaming Service

NBC's newly announced streaming service -- the aptly titled Peacock -- will reboot a pair of classic NBC comedies.

According to Deadline, both Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster are being rebooted. Original cast members Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez are onboard for Saved By the Bell, while Soleil Moon Frye will return to Punky Brewster as an older version of her former character.

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Saved by the Bell, which followed a group of high schoolers, ran for four seasons on NBC between 1989 and 1992. Mark-Paul Gosselaar was the main lead, along with co-stars Lopez, Berkley, Tiffani Thiessen, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies and Dennis Haskins. The show spawned two spinoffs -- Saved by the Bell: The College Years and Saved by the Bell: The New Class -- and two TV movies -- Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style and Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas.

30 Rock writer/producer Tracey Wigfield will serve as executive producer for the reboot. No release date has been announced.

The Punky Brewster reboot, meanwhile, will follow Frye's titular character -- now a mother of three -- as she struggles to get her life back on track. It will be written and executive produced by Steve and Jim Armogida, with Frye also serving as executive producer. Like Saved by the Bell, no official release date was given.

The original Punky Brewster stared Frye as a young orphan being raised by her foster father (George Gaynes). It ran for four seasons between 1984 and 1988 and was created by David W. Duclon.

Peacock will launch in April 2020. While the price is unknown, the service will offer ad-based and subscription options. The service will also be the home of a new Battlestar Galactica reboot from Mr. Robot executive producer Sam Esmail.

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