‘Saved By The Bell’ star Dustin Diamond excluded from reboot for financial reasons

Article contentFinancial reasons prevented Dustin Diamond from being part of the reboot of beloved TV comedy “Saved By The Bell”.
The new episodes of the series, which launch on Wednesday via streaming site Peacock, features most of the original cast members from the show, which aired for five seasons between 1989 and 1992.

But Diamond, who portrayed Screech on TV, will not be featured on the reboot, and co-star Lark Voorhies, who played Lisa Turtle on the show, discloses the decision had to do with money.
“The almighty dollar rules on that,” she told Toronto’s The Roz and Mocha Show. “They do have a segment in there that describes why he’s not here. He wants to be paid and respected. We would love for him to come back on set.”

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