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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Knows This 'Saved By The Bell' Episode Was Racist: 'It Made Me Cringe'

Mark-Paul Gosselaar is reflecting on one of the episodes of Saved by The Bell and admitting that it made him “cringe”.

The actor, who shot to stardom as Zack Morris on the show, referenced the 1990 episode “Running Zack” in the newest episode of the “Zack to the Future” podcast.

The episode saw Zack doing a presentation ancestry, complete with a headdress on and paint on his face, and he had decided that he had a “distant Indian relative”, which was all based on a photo he found at home.

Click inside to see what Mark-Paul shared about the episode he now regrets…More Here! »

Mark-Paul Gosselaar Reveals Why He Doesn't Want His Own Children In Show Business

Mark-Paul Gosselaar is getting candid about what he thinks about his own kids going into show business after growing up a child star himself.

In a new sneak peek of Soleil Moon Frye‘s documentary, Kid 90, the former Saved By The Bell heartthrob talked with the Punky Brewster star about the realities of child stardom in the 90s.

“The rejection that you deal with as a kid, I thought it was pretty blunt growing up, like, the reasons for why you didn’t get [the role]. They’re like, ‘Eh, they just didn’t like your look.’ ‘Oh, okay. Yeah, I’ll go process that,’” he shared.

Mark-Paul also recalled one pivotal moment from when he walked on the stage of the comedy.

“The director was saying, ‘The minute you walk through these double doors leading onto the stage, you’re no longer a child anymore, you’re an adult. You have to act like an adult,’” he remembers, adding that “we all know what that meant, is like, this is an adult business.”

He said that was one of the reasons he doesn’t want his own children in the business.

“That’s one of the reasons I don’t want my children in it is because I don’t feel it’s a place for children,” he said.

Mark-Paul and his wife, Catriona McGinn, have two children together, Dekker, 7 and Lachlyn, 4. He’s also dad to Michael, 17, and Ava, 14, from his first marriage to Lisa Ann Russell.

Recently, Mark-Paul revealed he’s never actually seen an episode of Saved By The Bell.

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Dustin Diamond's 'Saved By the Bell' Co-Stars Mourn His Death - See the Reactions

Dustin Diamond tragically passed away at the age of 44 after a very brief battle with terminal, stage four cancer.

He passed on Monday (February 1) after a brief hospitalization, and now, statements are being released. His rep released the following statement shortly after his death.

“We’ve been working alongside Dustin over the last 21 years. It goes without saying that our relationship cannot be categorized exclusively as a business. He has become a larger part of our everyday life: A part of our family and friend circle,” his rep told Us Weekly in a statement. “We are aware that Dustin is not considered reputable by most. He’s had a history of mishaps, of unfortunate events. We want the public to understand that he was not intentionally malevolent. He — much like the rest of those who act out and behave poorly — had undergone a great deal of turmoil and heartache. His actions, though rebukeable, stemmed from loss and the lack of knowledge on how to process that pain properly. In actuality, Dustin was a humorous and high-spirited individual whose greatest passion was to make others laugh. He was able to sense and feel other peoples’ emotions to such a length that he was able to feel them too—a strength and a flaw, all in one.”

Now, his Saved By the Bell co-stars are reacting.

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'Saved by the Bell' Renewed for Season 2!

Saved by the Bell is coming back for more.

Peacock announced that they will be renewing the series for a 10-episode second season, THR reported Tuesday (January 19).

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The announcement comes less than two months after its season one premiere on Peacock.

The series is a sequel to the 1990s teen comedy featuring several original cast members.

“I’m thrilled that Saved by the Bell has been renewed. I’ve been blown away by all the love for the show and can’t wait to go back and make more episodes. Hopefully we stay on Peacock for many more seasons, and then in 30 years, somebody does a reboot of our reboot and invents the threeboot,” says showrunner and executive producer Tracey Wigfield.

Here’s show summary: “In the new Saved by the Bell, Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), now governor of California, gets into political trouble for closing too many underfunded high schools and proposes sending affected students to some of the more affluent schools — including his alma mater, Bayside. An influx of new students gives the privileged kids of Bayside a needed dose of reality.”

The cast includes Haskiri Velazquez, Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Mitchell Hoog, Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden and John Michael Higgins. Original cast members Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez are also regulars, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar recurs.

Tiffani Thiessen, who plays Kelly Kapowski Morris on the reboot, can confirm just who Mac’s real dad is.

'Saved By the Bell' Reboot Trailer Reunites Your Favorite Characters - Watch Now!

The debut trailer for the Saved by the Bell revival is finally here!

In the new series, when California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids a much-needed dose of reality.

Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez star reprise their roles as Jessie Spano and A.C. Slater. The trailer also gives us our first glimpse at Mark-Paul Gosselaar as Governor Zack Morris and Tiffani Thiessen as California’s First Lady, Kelly Kapowski-Morris.

John Michael Higgins stars as Principal Toddman alongside the new class featuring Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden, Mitchell Hoog, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Josie Totah and Haskiri Velazquez.

The show debuts on Peacock on November 25. Check out the trailer…

Derek Hough, Lucy Hale, & More Stars Attend Drive-In Event for Race to Erase MS!

Derek Hough poses for photo with girlfriend Hayley Erbert while attending the drive-in Race to Erase MS Gala on Friday night (September 4) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

In light of the pandemic, guests were invited to to “Drive-In” for an evening of socially distanced music, celebration, and raising funds and awareness for this life-altering disease.

Performers at the event included Andy Grammer and Eric Benet. Presenters included Derek, Anne Heche, and Marg Helgenberger.

Some of the other celebs in attendance at the event included Lucy Hale, Victoria Justice, Mark-Paul Gosselaar with wife Caitriona McGinn, Jovan Adepo, Pia Toscano, Loni Love, Hilary Roberts, Keltie Knight, and Logan Shroyer.

The event raised over $1.4 Million to benefit the Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program, a collaboration of top MS research centers working together as a team on ground-breaking research with the goal of treating and, ultimately, finding a cure for MS.

The event honored Multiple Sclerosis (MS) advocate and Center Without Walls founder Nancy Davis’s son Jason, who passed away earlier this year, with a very special posthumous “Medal of Hope.”

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar Has Never Seen An Episode of 'Saved By The Bell'

Mark-Paul Gosselaar made a big confession to his fans today – he’s never actually watched an episode of Saved By The Bell!

The now 46-year-old actor starred in the hit teen show as Zack Morris, the narrator who broke the fourth wall throughout the series as he navigated the ups, downs and drama of high school.

In an announcement for his upcoming podcast, Mark-Paul stated that “for years I have been asked by the dedicated fans of Saved by the Bell to revisit the show. I couldn’t wrap my head around an idea that would keep the audience entertained and celebrate the beloved series we created over 30 years ago, mostly because I can’t remember a thing about making it, and I am thrilled to say I have found the answer.”

He continued, “As my co-host, Dashiell Driscoll will be my key to unlocking every door at Bayside, a key he assures me Zack Morris would’ve had.”

Mark-Paul then added that he hasn’t “watched a single episode in its entirety since I walked off the sets in 1993. It’s time to wheel that big television into class. Go Bayside!”

The podcast, titled Zack To The Future, will debut on July 31.

If you haven’t seen it, check out the trailer for the reboot series that will stream on NBC’s Peacock!