Who knew that the kid from "Saved By the Bell" would go so far? Screech sightings aside, the Hollywood Reporter says that Mark-Paul Gosselaar has landed a role on the new ABC hit "Commander in Chief."
The three names didn't work as well for former costar Tiffany Thiesen, but Gosselaar must have become buddies with executive producer Steven Bochco on the set of "NYPD Blue." Not a bad friend to have. He scored that sweet gig, and now that Bochco is taking the reins of "Chief," he has invited Gosselaar along for the ride.
Gosselaar will play a slick media strategist, but we're not exactly sure whether he will be working for or against America's favorite current president. Bochco was named executive producer of the hit earlier this month after creator Rod Lurie stepped down.
Gosselaar's first episode will air around late November. "Commander in Chief" airs Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. (EST) on ABC. -- Rachel Cericola