Tuesday, August 9, 2011


For the first time in 20 years, Saved by the Bell may not have a regular home on TV.

Starting September 26th, TBS will no longer air Saved by the Bell in the 8am slot. According to Sitcoms Online: "Starting Monday, Sept. 26, we have these changes. Saved by the Bell fans you know you lost the 7am hour to Home Improvement earlier this year, but now the comedy will lose its 8am hour as well, as Fresh Prince of Bel-Air will move to the 8am hour. It seems as if the Saved by the Bell contract will be expiring from the network, as it is not on the line-up anymore. We are not 100% sure if the contract is expiring, but we will find out soon. The last time the contract was renewed was in Fall 2006. The series has been on TBS since 1992.
UPDATE: The Saved by the Bell contract is expiring in March 2012, so it will be on hiatus for now."

The news isn’t all that surprising to us at all. If you remember earlier this year we started this campaign when SBTB’s traditional 2 hour morning block was cut short to make way for Home Improvement in the 7am hour. With no slot on the schedule, what will become of the iconic ’90s series? Well TBS’ contract for the syndication rights expires in March of 2012 and, as of now, it doesn’t look like TBS has any plans to renew them, so it is unclear on if we will ever see Bell in a regular time slot again.

Here is how you can help! We have created a campaign on Twitter, but it has not moved onto a better force on Facebook! Suggested to us by Dennis Haskins (Mr. Belding) himself, you can now "Like" our campaign to Save Saved by the Bell on TBS!  We are hoping the network will listen to the fans and continue to air it weekday mornings. So far, Elizabeth Berkley ("Jessie Spano"), Patrick Muldoon ("Jeff Hunter"), Kiersten Warren ("Alex on the College Years"), Courtney Mazza (Girlfriend to Mario Lopez), and Dennis Haskins ("Mr. B") have ALL supported our campaign on Twitter!

Here are more way you can voice your protest:
E-mail: support@tbs.com
On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tbsveryfunny
Call: 404-885-0758
Facebook: TBS Very Funny (Like their page first, then post a comment on their wall.)

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