On April 9, 2006, Cartoon Network's Adult Swim announced that Saved by the Bell would air at midnight as a two-week special starting April 17. On April 19, 2006, Adult Swim also posted on their website that Saved by the Bell was back in production. A week later, the announcement was exposed as a joke.
On March 27, 2009, NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon launched a campaign to get the cast to have a Saved by the Bell reunion. Fans could sign the online petition and pledge their support for the cast to reunite on the show. Dennis Haskins, Lark Voorhies, Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley and Mark-Paul Gosselaar agreed to a reunion. Gosselaar reprised his role as Zack Morris on Late Night on June 8, 2009, while promoting his then current TNT drama, Raising the Bar. The spoof interview closed with a performance of "Friends Forever" originally by Zack Attack, where Zack played guitar and sang with backing from Fallon's house band, The Roots. Tiffani Thiessen posted a parody video to the online website Funny or Die, where she said she was just too busy to join in a reunion.
The cast also reunited in August 2009 for a photo shoot in People. Diamond was not invited to participate in the photo shoot because of the bad relationship between him and the rest of the cast; in fact, Diamond was edited out of the 1989 cast photo that was the cover's inset contrast to how the cast (Diamond excluded) looked 20 years later. In September 2009, Diamond published Behind the Bell, a "dirt-dishing" memoir about his time with the show (ISBN 0-9812396-9-2), and afterward, only Dennis Haskins was on speaking terms with Diamond.
A reunion of sorts happened when Haskins, Diamond, Gosselaar, Voorhies, and Lopez did their own voices in a Saved by the Bell/Saw parody called "Sawed By The Bell", on the Robot Chicken season three episode "Boo Cocky". Gosselaar also provided audio commentary for the episode on the DVD.
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