The ultra-popular '90s teen comedy sitcom Saved By the Bell had its beginnings in The Disney Channel's Good Morning, Miss Bliss, a late '80s short-lived production created by noted author-playwright Sam Bobrick.
Long-time Disney favorite Hayley Mills starred as Carrie Bliss, a junior-high teacher slavishly devoted to her profession and her students. Often caught up in disputes between administration and students, Miss Bliss could always be counted on by her charges to be a source of encouragement and inspiration.
Several future cast members of Saved By the Bell began their JFK Junior High tenures on Good Morning, Miss Bliss, including Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Zack Morris), Lark Voorhies (Lisa Turtle), Dustin Diamond ("Screech" Powers) and Dennis Haskins (Principal Richard Belding). Other cast regulars included T.K. Carter, Joan Ryan and Max Battimo.
Good Morning, Miss Bliss actually aired a pilot episode on NBC more than a year earlier with an entirely different set of cast members.