Extra! TV was on the set of the People magazine photoshoot of the Saved By The Bell reunion which graces the cover of this week’s issue of the mag. Extra! host Mario Lopez was in a prime position to interview his former SBTB castmates during the shoot and came away with some fun video. Here is a photo from this week’s issue of People magazine which features the reunited SBTB kids which, according to Lopez, was over a year in the making and came together at the very last second:
It’s a reunion 20 years in the making … and a story that took over a year in planning. When the cast of Saved by the Bell assembled for this week’s PEOPLE photo shoot and cover story, everyone breathed a sigh of relief-including Mario Lopez, who nearly missed the whole thing. “Everybody knew the 20-year anniversary was coming up,” says Lopez. “This PEOPLE story has been in the works for over a year, long before [late night host] Jimmy Fallon started talking about it. We were all excited about it.” But Lopez’s work ethic almost prevented the reunion from coming to fruition. “I’m so busy. I was concerned about my schedule,” says Lopez, who in the past year alone has danced on Broadway in A Chorus Line, become the new host of TV’s Extra and written a fitness book, Mario Lopez’s Knockout Fitness. The night before the PEOPLE shoot in Los Angeles he was making a public appearance in Canada, across the country, and arrived on set straight from the airport after a seven-hour flight. And now? Fans are clamoring for the next step: a reunion show. “Everybody is fired up,” he says. “People keep coming up to me saying ‘When are you guys going to do a show?’” An actual reunion episode will have to wait, as Lopez is hardly taking time off. First up, he’s returning as host for the fourth season of America’s Best Dance Crew, which debuts this Sunday on MTV.
I LOVE how Mario Lopez made SURE to make clear that the People magazine reunion was “in the works” before Jimmy Fallon started talking about it on his TV show. I find it very hard to believe that it took People magazine a year to get everyone together for a photoshoot. I call B.S. But … that’s his story, I guess he’s stickin’ to it. After the jump, check out video from Extra! TV that was shot on the set of this People magazine photoshoot …
Aww, it’s a cute vid. I love seeing all these guys back together again. I hope they do make one of those cheese Saved By The Bell TV movies … mebbe someday. Make sure you pick up this week’s issue of People magazine to see all the fun pics from this SBTB reunion!