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 Zack Morris (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 A.C. Slater (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Samuel 'Screech' Powers (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Leslie Burke (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Alex Tabor (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Bob Golic ...
 Michael Rogers / ... (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Kelly Kapowski (18 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 Professor Jeremiah Lasky / ... (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
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Zack, Screech, and Slater are all college students now. They are struggling to adapt to college life and facing rough times, sometimes thanks in part to R.A. Mike Rogers and Prof. Jeremiah Laskey and Zach's troubles with Dean McMann. Kelly later arrives at the college to rejoin the group. Written by Anonymous

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Bayside School - The college years  »

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Originally, the six main characters on the show were Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez), Screech Powers (Dustin Diamond), Leslie Burke (Anne Tremko), Alex Taber (Kiersten Warren), and Danielle Marks (Essence Atkins). After the pilot, Tiffani Thiessen decided to return to play the role of Kelly Kapowski. Essence Atkins was fired and the plotline said she transferred to an unnamed college. See more »

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Zack: Well, I've thought about it long and hard, and I've decided that I'm gonna ask Kelly if we could date exclusively.
Slater: Exclusively? Wait a minute... you mean as in - - only?
Zack: Yeah.
Slater: Are you crazy?
Zack: I know, I know. It was a shock to me at first too, but I'm sure about this.
Slater: Oh, no! This is terrible. When Alex hears about this, SHE'LL wanna date exclu -... exclu -... man I can't even say the word!
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Pretty good show. Much better than the original
16 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's unfortunate that this show never found an audience. It was far and away the best Saved by the Bell incarnation to have existed. Much better than the original and The New Class. Provided, I was a little kid when the original SBTB was on the air. And I watched it. And I still occasionally do when it's on. But that's mostly nostalgia. It was truly a BAD show, and I never would have gotten in to it had it been after my time.

The College Years was a much better show in terms of both writing and acting. There's a lot of reasons for this. The returning actors had four years to grow in to their characters on the original show. So not only had they become better actors, they knew their roles well by this point. This show was meant to appeal to fans of the original, who grew up with the show. So these fans themselves were a little older. The comedy is a bit "older". Not in the sense of more adult or risqué. But that it was meant for mid-late teenagers, as opposed to the early-mid teenagers and younger that they were during the original. I'll delve in to that in the next paragraph.

Another factor was the different writing staff. I'm hard pressed to believe that this show employed the same writers. But even if it had, they definitely changed the writing style. With an older audience and a prime time slot, this show had to vary from the Saturday morning children's show writing style of the original. This show was MUCH funnier than the original. Much more believable, and with much less cringe-worthy moments. You know, those moments when you feel EMBARRASSED for the actors due to their dialog or the plot. It's just that bad, and you know it.

All in all, I thought this was a solid, funny, pretty well done family show. Was it hilarious? Was it one of the best family shows out there? Not really. But I thought it had it's moments. Many more moments than the original, that's for sure. Had it actually stuck around, I think it would have developed in to a much more likable show. I would give it a 7, which is maybe a little too generous. It was definitely better than the other two incarnations. It's just a shame that unlike them, it never found an audience.


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