Saved by the Bell comes to Dancing with the Stars: Elizabeth Berkley’s awesome routine

In the best-ever pre-dance bit in the history of Dancing with the Stars, Elizabeth Berkley recreated a famous scene from Saved by the Bell, the 1989 to 1993 sitcom she starred in.

It was this scene about her character Jessie Spano’s caffeine pill addiction, during which Zack Morris confronted her about her pill use and Jessie desperately sang “I’m so excited!” before breaking down.

So what did Elizabeth Berkley choose when she had to choose a performance connected to the most memorable year of her life? That scene followed by a jive to The Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited.” Her ability to embrace that moment from her past made it even more fun. Watch it below.

Other dances were great, too: Amber Riley’s commemoration of her start on Glee, Snooki’s dance about last year, when she had her baby. Altogether, they’ve affirmed that the casting–and now creative–choices on Dancing with the Stars this year make for the best cast ever and the most entertaining season in a long time.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.