As Primetimer's Joe Reid writes today, there have been several different flavors of 90s TV reboots in recent years, with Peacock's new Saved By the Bell revival falling squarely in the "heavy irony" camp, where it takes a winking seat next to Netflix's Fuller House and Fox's BH90210. The show's complete ten-episode first season drops today.
Also today: Kurt and Goldie reunite on screen for The Christmas Chronicles 2, HBO looks at our fascination with D.B. Cooper, and The Peanuts gang goes free on Apple TV+. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Wednesday:
SERIES REBOOT: Thanks to a new program spearheaded by Governor Zach Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), a group of low-income student are transferring to Bayside High School in Peacock's Saved by the Bell reboot, and while much is familiar in the old high school, to a group of newcomers, life in Palisades, California can seem rather unusual. Mario Lopez, Elizabeth Berkley, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tiffani Thiessen and even Lark Voorhes reprise their roles. Watch Trailer. Streaming on Peacock
ORIGINAL MOVIE: Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn return as Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Netflix holiday sequel The Christmas Chronicles: Part 2. The stakes are even higher this time around, as it appears the very fate of Christmas is on the line. Chris Columbus (Home Alone) directs. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix
ORIGINAL MOVIE: Academy Award winner Alan Ball (American Beauty) writes and directs the road trip drama Uncle Frank, in which Beth (Sophia Lillis), her Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany), and Frank's partner Walid (Peter Macdissi) drive to South Carolina for the family patriarch's funeral. Margo Martindale, Stephen Root, Steve Zahn, and Judy Greer costar. Watch trailer. Streaming on Prime Video
BACK-TO-BACK EPISODES: CBS is doling out another Amazing Race two-fer, with with legs 8 & 9 set to send to the Racers to Hyderabad, India and beyond. 8:00 PM ET on CBS
DOCUMENTARY: HBO's new documentary The Mystery of D.B. Cooper is less about the man who disappeared after hijacking a Boeing 727 in 1971, and more about the fascination he's inspired in so many amateur sleuths. Watch trailer. 9:00 PM ET on HBO
HOLIDAY SPECIAL: In case you missed last Sunday's late-breaking PBS broadcast, Apple TV+ is tearing down its paywall to make the Peanuts classic A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving available for free today through November 27. Watch the classic CBS preview. Streaming on Apple TV+
ORIGINAL MOVIE: Abby (Kristen Stewart) plans to propose to her girlfriend Harper (Mackenzie Davis) at Harper's family Christmas dinner in Happiest Season, but complications arise when Abby realizes Harper has yet to come out to her loved ones. Dan Levy, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Mary Steenburgen, and Victor Garber costar. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu
Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.