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'The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story' Airs Tonight09:06
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Pictured is the original cast of "Saved by the Bell," which ran from 1989 to 1993. (NBC)
Pictured is the original cast of "Saved by the Bell," which ran from 1989 to 1993. (NBC)

Tonight, "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story" airs on the Lifetime network, based on the tell-all book "Behind the Bell" written by cast member Dustin Diamond.

Diamond played Samuel "Screech" Powers on the show, and is also the executive producer of the film.

Former cast members who worked along with Diamond have said that many of the stories in the book are not true, and they do not recall the drama he details.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans about the drama surrounding "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story."

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This segment aired on September 1, 2014.

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