On Monday night Lifetime aired the totally Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Movie. The movie premiered to just 1.6 million viewers, that’s less than half the audience that tuned in to the Flowers in the Attic sequel Petals on the Wind (3.4 million viewers) back in May. The telepic had a strong social media presence, and averaged 1.1 million among the 18-49 and 25-54 demos.
The movie was supposed to be filled with drugs, sex and drama, but the best we got was Screech drinking underage. The movie seemed to lack all the drama Dustin Diamond’s tell all book featured.
“Our early friendship got off with a bang—that is, the two of us banging three chicks at the same time, to be precise.” (via Jezebel)
But we got none of that in the film. We were told (by Screech) that these things happened, but we never actually saw them. Maybe, like NBC, Lifetime was trying to protect America’s so called sweethearts. Cool. What the audience expected to be a drama filled two hours turned out to be two hours worth of dud.