Saved by the Bell: Season 1 (2020)

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Though the intended grade isn't always clear, Saved By The Bell's capable cast of newcomers make Bayside's halls their own in a reboot that's smart, self-aware, and seriously funny.

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Critic Ratings: 40

57%

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User Ratings: 68

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Episodes

Air date: Nov 25, 2020

After Governor Zack Morris shuts down underfunded schools, Bayside gets an flood of new students.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2020

Aisha challenges Jamie's spot on the football team; Daisy and Mac dispute over an assignment.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2020

A Douglas student is looked at suspiciously after something goes missing. Mac and Jamie become interested in the same girl.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2020

Daisy lets her power get to her head while preparing for the Harvest Dance. Lexi gets acting lessons from DeVante.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2020

Slater and Aisha make the Bayside football team give it their all. Jessie provides Daisy with some guidance.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2020

DeVante faces the consequences after being accused of pushing a student.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2020

Lexi and Mac work together to break up Jamie and Aisha's relationship.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2020

Zack, Kelly, Jessie and Slater meet once more at the Homecoming Gala. Daisy and Lexi work together to raise funds.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2020

Mac and Lexi help Daisy fight for her right to stay at Bayside. Toddman and DeVante take a look around the new Douglas.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2020

Daisy struggles to get the Bayside students to agree to a walkout. Mac questions his father.

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Critic Reviews for Saved by the Bell Season 1

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (20)

If they do tune in, they'll be pleasantly surprised, not only by moments of strong writing, but by some of the performances.

Dec 1, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

"Saved by the Bell" is a throwback that looks forward, embracing the past while living in the now. And it shows that you can teach the old school some new tricks.

Nov 24, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Saved by the Bell's reboot works because it's self-aware and because it mocks the lack of self-awareness of the original, but it also works because it's legitimately funny and good-hearted in a time that's rife with cynicism.

Dec 15, 2020 | Full Review…

The show can also be almost Dadaist, in the worst way, courtesy of "jokes" that are frequently little more than random pop culture references made for the sake of making them.

Dec 14, 2020 | Full Review…

A pop-culture landscape oversaturated by adaptations of old IP can start to feel depressing. Enter Zack Morris.

Dec 11, 2020 | Full Review…

There's a lot going on but Saved By the Bell has somehow hit a sweet spot so that its chemical mix sparkles rather than combusts.

Dec 7, 2020 | Full Review…

This newest incarnation of Saved by the Bell expertly blends its nostalgia with quick-paced comedy and an update of the original show for a modern teen audience.

Jan 22, 2021 | Full Review…

It tries to appeal both to viewers of a certain age who remember the original and today's tweens, and it's an uneasy balance. You might want to try to get your kids to watch it with you, but be prepared for them not to get it.

Jan 22, 2021 | Full Review…

Self-mocking reboot has a diverse and charming cast.

Dec 3, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The meta-conceit works at times, giving the show some interesting new dimension, but you can't help but wonder who this reboot is for.

Dec 2, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

These spoofy gags and Daisy's tendency to break the fourth wall to confer with viewers produce some chuckles, but after a while the gimmick wears thin.

Dec 1, 2020 | Full Review…

With terrific cast chemistry and whip-smart writing, Saved by the Bell surpasses expectations to deliver a fresh, funny take on the tired teen sitcom with enough self-referential moments to delight even the most diehard fans of the original series.

Dec 1, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Saved by the Bell: Season 1

  • Nov 28, 2020
    Loved it! Enough of the nostalgia without spending too much time in the past. Great new cast! Hope it gets more seasonsa
  • Nov 28, 2020
    As fan of the original, I love how it doesn't take itself too seriously. That was the problem with New Class and College Years. It might be hard for newbies to get into it, but for those of us who graduated with the Bayside kids (in 1993), it's great!
  • Nov 28, 2020
    not funny and tone deaf.
  • Nov 28, 2020
    To start, I was slightly surprised at how much AC, Zack, Kelly and Jesse had changed in this series. They didn't seem like the characters we enjoyed watching at all. The theme song was trash and they need to change it. I did like Lark Voorhies who plays Lisa Turtle. She was impressive. If possible I need Screech in Season 2. He brings a uniqueness to the show that the new characters can bounce off of. To conclude I will say this.... what made Saved By the Bell great is that it's originality inspired a generation of people. It didn't allow today's society norms to dictate how the shows storytelling needs to be played. And that's what needs to change for season 2. A prime example of a reboot that does this.... Cobra Kai.
  • Nov 28, 2020
    I have to say the three first episodes of saved by the bell 2020 were the worst television that i have seen in all quarantine, I'm serious that was trash mom, but... But the rest of the series it's actually good, not amazing but good, I think that the show needed that three first episodes to star deploying the characters ( in my opinion badly) but they redeem then self's in the rest of the series, it's a little bit crige guys i have to be honest, if you surpassed that it gets some much better, i actually like to see a season 2 and where that journey it heading at, i have hope,.
  • Nov 27, 2020
    I love this reboot! Love the old shows and it continues here. Can't wait to watch more
  • Nov 27, 2020
    It was super funny and captured what teenagers are like in the current time period and it was entertaining. I enjoyed seeing some of the old cast too. You can tell it has potential for a second season which I hope it gets and I will be watching it again in the future. I hope anyone reading this will give this lighthearted and fun genuinely funny show a watch.
  • Nov 26, 2020
    So good in its own way! It's different from the original but I liked the new characters and thought it was really funny! I'm crossing my fingers for a season 2!
  • Nov 26, 2020
    TIME OUT---this is UNWATCHABLE. The acting is so bad, especially from the new cast. If you thought the original was bad, this is 10 times worse. Sad that I wasted my time on this one.
  • Nov 26, 2020
    Best reboot of 2020. Genius writing. I couldn't stop laughing. Incredibly executed. Obsessed with the new cast and it made me love every original character even more.

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