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We Went to the Saved by The Bell Pop-Up Restaurant and Now We Feel Young Again

Ed Alonzo, Saved by the Bell

Being an adult can really suck. It has its joys, of course, like being able to hang out with friends as late as you want, or having no one stop you from eating ice cream and candy for dinner. But adults know that responsibilities await and avoidable stomach aches are no fun, which brings us back to square one. Opportunities to relive the freedom and innocence of childhood diminish with every page of the calendar that falls away, which is why when the TV Guide staff learned that Saved by the Max, the Saved By The Bell pop-up restaurant, was coming to LA, everyone immediately made plans to go.

The Max holds a special place in the heart of Saved by the Bell fans. Seeing Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) , Slater (Mario Lopez), Kelly (Tiffani Theiessen), Jessie (Elizabeth Berkley), Lisa (Lark Voorhies) and Screech (Dustin Diamond) hang out at the diner seemed like the coolest thing in the world -- if high school didn't include going to a brightly colored restaurant with an awesome jukebox and an interesting mix of friends to gab with, then high school itself had no value whatsoever. The Max was a safe space, a place to cruise for dates, a place to hatch a plan or, in Jesse's case, a place to begin a dark descent into madness fueled by caffeine pills.

Who could resist going there as an adult? And could going there help grown-ups, whose innocence has been stolen by student loan payments and reading the news, relive those carefree days? TV Guide went to Saved by the Max to find out, and had Max himself, Ed Alonzo, give us a tour, as you can see in the video above.

For more information on how to visit Saved by the Max -- or lobby to get it to come to a city near you! -- check out its site here.



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As Amazing as Killing Eve Is, Its Ratings Are Even More Fascinating

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve | Photo Credits: BBC AMERICA/Sid Gentle Films Ltd 2018

If you haven't heard of BBC America's Killing Eve yet, then get your fingers out of your ears and stop screaming at the top of your lungs. Word of mouth about the thriller has been deafening in the TV world, as its cat-and-mouse game between a female assassin (Jodie Comer) and an MI5 agent (Sandra Oh) has people talking and talking and talking.

Killing Eve also has people flocking to their cable guides to find BBC America, and in this day and age of audience's fading interest in a swell of television options, Killing Eve is doing something extraordinary: it's getting more popular. BBC America hasn't had a hit like this on its hands since the first season of Orphan Black.

In Live+3 ratings, Killing Eve has increased its ratings in the 18-49 demo each week through its first seven episodes (the show's eighth episode is the Season 1 finale, which will certainly continue the trend), according to Deadline. Total viewers tells a similar story, with only one minor increase (a paltry 1 percent, which most shows would die to have) in Episode 5. That destroys the common trend of shows peaking with their premiere before fading out of existence as the season continues.

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That upward trend is rarified air on television today, and even though Killing Eve is working with smaller overall audiences, the increase is reminiscent of recent big successes such as The Walking Dead, This Is Us and Empire. Empire is probably the best example of those three, as it's the only one of them to pull off the same feat as Killing Eve in its first season by increasing its viewership with each passing week. Back in early 2015, that was unheard of, and that's before the big push by streaming giants to tractor-beam in audiences. Killing Eve is doing all this while streaming and Peak TV are at their apexes.

A shortened eight-episode first season -- Killing Eve has already been renewed for Season 2, episode count TBD -- likely helps things out, as stories are tighter and the pressure to keep viewer count up is lessened (Empire was able to do it over 12 episodes). But at a time where everyday distractions are thinning out audiences, Killing Eve's ratings stand out. BBC America has something very special on its hands.

Killing Eve concludes its first season on Sunday, May 27 at 8/7c on BBC America.



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13 Reasons Why: Katherine Langford Says Hannah Won't Return for Season 3

Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why | Photo Credits: Beth Dubber/Netflix

That's right, don't adjust your -- whatever device you're reading this on. Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford) won't be back for Season 3 of 13 Reasons Why.

Netflix's hit teen drama hasn't technically been renewed for Season 3 yet, but if and when it does get picked up, don't expect Hannah to keep haunting Clay (Dylan Minnette) in the show's third installment. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Langford confirmed that Season 2 was her last on the show.

"It definitely felt like time," Langford said. "For me, letting Hannah go was in Season 1; Season 2 was for Clay to let her go. It was being able to assist Clay on that journey as Hannah and let Clay have his moment to let Hannah go."

It did seem like Clay turned a corner in his journey to let his lost love go during the final episode of Season 2, when he gave a eulogy at her funeral. As he gave his farewell address, the "ghost" of Hannah that had existed in his mind all season smiled at him from the back of the church, got up, and walked out the door into blinding white light. That's as good of a goodbye as you can get for a character, living or dead.

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We'll be sad to see her go (though it does feel like a good story choice to move on from Hannah at this point), but Langford says Hannah will always be a crucial part of the show.

"Even though she may not be part of another season, I think that her presence and the importance of her and her story will always matter and will always be there," Langford said.

13 Reasons Why is available to stream on Netflix now.



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