‘Saved by the Bell’ Season 2 Gets November Launch, First-Look Photos

The second season of Peacock’s “Saved by the Bell” reimagining will stream Nov. 24.

In the second season, Bayside High is back in session, despite the Season 1 finale teasing the emergence of COVID-19 in the world of the show. Now, the students are getting ready to compete in the Southern California School Spirit Competition, with Mac (Mitchell Hoog) seeing it as a way to finally get out of his father Zack’s (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) shadow. Meanwhile, Daisy (Haskiri Velazquez) finds herself paying more attention to her love life than she wants to; Jamie (Belmont Cameli) leans on Lexi (Josie Totah) in the wake of his parents’ divorce — with Lexi struggling to be a more understanding girlfriend; Aisha (Alycia Pascual-Peña) looks for a new outlet after football gets canceled; DeVante (Dexter Darden) enters into a relationship with a rich Bayside girl; and Slater (Mario Lopez) and Jessie (Elizabeth Berkley Lauren) grow closer.

“Saved by the Bell” also stars John Michael Higgins and will also see return appearances by Tiffani Thiessen and Lark Voorhies in Season 2. The show is executive produced by Tracey Wigfield, Franco Bario and Peter Engel and produced by Universal Television.

See some first look images from Season 2 of “Saved by the Bell” above and below.

SAVED BY THE BELL -- "1-900-Crushed" Episode 203 -- Pictured: Josie Totah as Lexie Haddad-DeFabrizio -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/Peacock)

SAVED BY THE BELL -- "Aisha's War" Episode 207 -- Pictured: (l-r) Josie Totah as Lexie Haddad-DeFabrizio, Belmont Cameli as Jaime Spano -- (Photo by: Patrick Wymore/Peacock)

SAVED BY THE BELL -- "1-900-Crushed" Episode 203 -- Pictured: John Michael Higgins as Principal Ronald Toddman. -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/Peacock)

SAVED BY THE BELL -- "1-900-Crushed" Episode 203 -- Pictured: Mario Lopez as A.C. Slater -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/Peacock)

SAVED BY THE BELL -- "From Curse to Worse" Episode 205 -- Pictured: Elizabeth Berkley Lauren as Jessie Spano -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/Peacock)

SAVED BY THE BELL -- "1-900-Crushed" Episode 203 -- Pictured: Alycia Pascual-Pena as Aisha Garcia -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/Peacock)

SAVED BY THE BELL -- "The Mac Tapes" Episode 202 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mitchell Hoog as Mac Morris, Alycia Pascual-Pena as Aisha Garcia -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/Peacock)

SAVED BY THE BELL -- "The Last Year Dance" Episode 201 -- Pictured: Haskiri Velazquez as Daisy Jimenez -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/Peacock)

Also in today’s TV news roundup:

DATES

Apple TV Plus announced that the first five episodes of its upcoming animated take on “Harriet the Spy” will premiere Nov. 19. (The second half will debut in spring 2022.) The new show, based on the book series of the same title by Louise Fitzhugh, is set in 1960s New York and follows the titular 11-year-old aspiring writer (voiced by Beanie Feldstein) as she spies on everyone to learn as much about life as she can. Jane Lynch stars as Harriet’s nanny, while Lacey Chabert is Marion Hawthorne, the ringleader of a group of popular girls at Harriet’s school, and additional voice cast includes Kimberly Brooks, Crispin Freeman, Grey Griffin, Bumper Robinson and Charlie Schlatter. Courtney Barnett wrote and performs the original theme song for the series, which she released as a single today. “Harriet the Spy” is produced by The Jim Henson Company, with Will McRobb, Lisa Henson, Halle Stanford, John W. Hyde, Nancy Steingard, Wendy Moss Klein, Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Ben Kalina serving as executive producers. Terissa Kelton is co-executive producer and Sidney Clifton is producer. Watch a trailer below.

Food Network announced that its first-ever scripted feature, “Candy Coated Christmas,” will premiere on Nov. 19 on Discovery Plus. The film stars Molly McCook as Molly Gallant, a marketing executive whose life is changed on a trip to Peppermint Hollow, where she travels to save her family’s business but ends up falling in love. Aaron O’Connell, John McCook, Lee Garlington, Jae Suh Park, Landry Townsend, Lonzo Liggins, Dia Frampton, and Ree Drummond also star. Directed by Ellie Kanner and written by Kanner, Alex Yonks and Joey Plager, “Candy Coated Christmas” is produced by MarVista Entertainment in association with Go Films. Executive producers include Larry Grimaldi, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew for MarVista Entertainment along with Kanner and Plager.

The Challenge: All Stars” will return for Season 2 on Nov. 11. The 10-episode season will drop weekly on Thursdays exclusively on Paramount Plus. Hosted by T.J. Lavin, the new season will welcome back 24 of the most competitive players from the franchise’s history to overcome obstacles both in and out of the game for their shot at the $500,000 prize. The challengers are Ayanna Mackins, Brad Fiorenza, Casey Cooper, Cohutta Grindstaff, Darrell Taylor, Derek Chavez, Derrick Kosinski, Janelle Casanave, Jasmine Reynaud, Jodi Weatherton, Jonna Mannion, Katie Doyle, Kendal Darnell, Laterrian Wallace, Leah Gillingwater, Melinda Collins, M.J. Garrett, Nehemiah Clark, Ryan Kehoe, Sophia Pasquis, Steve Meinke, Teck Holmes, Tina Barta and Tyler Duckworth. “The Challenge: All Stars” was created by Bunim/Murray Productions, with Julie Pizzi, Justin Booth, Mark Long, Dan Caster and Leanne Mucci serving as executive producers. Diego Amson and Chris Ray are co-executive producers; Katie Gallagher, Kristen Bihr and Jared March are supervising producers; and Donny Herran is senior vice president of production. Watch a teaser below.

FIRST LOOKS

HBO Max released a trailer and key art for upcoming comedy “The Sex Lives of College Girls,” which will premiere with two episodes on Nov. 18. Three more episodes will debut on Nov. 25 with the final two episodes on Dec. 9. Created by Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble, the series follows four roommates as they date around at Essex College in New England. Pauline Chalamet, Amrit Kaur, Reneé Rapp and Alyah Chanelle Scott star alongside additional series regulars Midori Francis, Gavin Leatherwood, Chris Meyer, Ilia Isorelys Paulino, Lauren Spencer and Renika Williams. Kaling and Noble, who also serves as showrunner, co-wrote the first episode and executive produce with Howard Klein. Kaling International and 3 Arts Entertainment produce in association with Warner Bros. Television. See the trailer and art below.

Sex Lives of College Girls Key Art

Netflix released a trailer for Season 2 of “Gentefied,” which premieres Nov. 10. The second season of the comedy-drama series follows the three Morales cousins as they fight for their grandfather’s immigration status and taqueria while dealing with love, new babies, estranged fathers and finding Bad Bunny at a Halloween party. Joaquín Cosío, J.J. Soria, Karrie Martin Lachney and Carlos Santos star. Creators Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez executive produce alongside Charles D. King and Marta Fernandez of Macro; America Ferrera of Take Fountain; Aaliyah Williams; Kim Roth; and Teri Weinberg of Yellow Brick Road. See the trailer below.

Apple TV Plus released a trailer for “Dickinson’s” third and final season, premiering on Nov. 5. The Peabody Award-winning comedy series follows the titular poet Emily Dickinson (Hailee Steinfeld) as she struggles to have her voice heard and her writing read during the American Civil War, a time when her family is also greatly divided. Toby Huss, Adrian Blake, Enscoe, Anna Baryshnikov, Ella Hunt, Amanda Warren, Chinaza Uche, Jane Krakowski and Wiz Khalifa also star, with the final season’s guest star lineup including Billy Eichner, Ziwe, Chloe Fineman, Zosia Mamet and Will Pullen. “Dickinson” is executive produced by creator and showrunner Alena Smith, Michael Sugar, Ashley Zalta, Paul Lee, Josh Stern, Alex Goldstone, Steinfeld, Robbie MacDonald, Silas Howard and Diana Schmidt. The series is produced by wiip, Anonymous Content and Sugar23. Watch the trailer below.

Netflix debuted the first teaser for “La Casa de Papel (Money Heist)” Part 5: Volume 2, which premieres globally on Dec. 3. These final five episodes mark the end of the heist. In the teaser, the professor narrates over the words that read on the screen: “The end is near.” He promises that he won’t “let anyone else fall because of this heist.” The cast includes Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso, Miguel Herrán, Jaime Lorente, Esther Acebo, Enrique Arce, Rodrigo de la Serna, Darko Perić, Najwa Nimri, Hovik Keuchkerian, Luka Peroš, Belén Cuesta, Fernando Cayo, Fernando Soto, José Manuel Poga and Mario de la Rosa. Executive producers are Álex Pina, Sonia Martínez, Jesús Colmenar, Esther Martínez Lobato and Nacho Manubens. Watch the teaser below.

PROGRAMMING

The Scripps National Spelling Bee will make its primetime debut on ION and Bounce on June 2, 2022, moving from ESPN, which has aired the Bee since 1994. This new broadcast programming will make its 2022 edition accessible to the widest audience in its history. Scripps Networks will announce full broadcast schedules and streaming plans in early 2022. The Bee is the nation’s longest-running educational competition, having launched in 1925. The deadline for schools to enroll in the 2022 program is Dec. 31. Visit their website for more information about the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

EVENTS

HBO Max will be hosting a four-day event, “Love Life Date Night,” from Oct. 26 to Oct. 29 in celebration of the premiere of “Love Life” Season 2. The event is produced in partnership with dating app BLK and events platform Black Restaurant Week and will feature activities at eight Black-owned restaurants in New York, Atlanta, Detroit and Los Angeles. Each “Love Life Date Night’ will include custom food and cocktail menus inspired by the series. Restaurant partners include BLVD Bistro and Negril BK in New York; Alta Adams and Post and Beam in Los Angeles; Central Kitchen + Bar, Ivy Kitchen + Cocktails and Good Times On The Ave in Detroit; and Negril ATL in Atlanta. BLK and “Love Life” will also be posting chef-favorite recipes on their social channels for fans who are unable to attend in person.

LATE NIGHT

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Nicole Holofcener, Victoria Beckham and Holly Humberstone will appear on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” while Billie Eilish and Zach Galifianakis will be on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” “Late Night With Seth Meyers” will have on Chris Hayes and Sarah Snook.

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‘Saved by the Bell’ Season 2 Gets November Launch, First-Look Photos