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A producer from the tabloid TV show "Cool TV" is coming to Bayside to see the next filming of Maria's talk show. Screech tells Maria that Mr. Belding will be her guest on the next show. Maria meets the producer Shannon Stewart, who wants her to change her format to an exploitation-type show where she finds out secrets from the rest of the gang to air on the next episode. Screech is concerned about the direction Maria's show is going in.

The next day, Ryan and Liz are being interviewed on the show when secrets about their dating get revealed, causing Nicky to get in on the action. Shannon and her boss love the new show and think Maria is terrific. But the gang are all mad at her for airing their private business, and when Mr. Belding find out what Maria has been doing, he cancels the show. At "Cool TV," vice-president Brian Blair tells Maria about the plans they have for her and signs her to do a weekly show on their channel. Shannon and Brian suggested that Maria should do her first promo at the Max. When she tells the audience about what she did, Maria rejects the offer from "Cool TV" and apologizes to everyone. Liz still has no idea who she has to choose to date, Nicky or Ryan.

Episode Info
Episode number: 5x12
Airdate: Saturday October 18th, 1997

Guest Stars
Sidney SharronSidney Sharron
As Mr. Klopper
Christine ChampionChristine Champion
As Shannon Stewart
Ken WeilerKen Weiler
As Brian Blair
Tina ThomasTina Thomas
As Kimberly

Benjamin MillsBenjamin Mills
As Anton
Episode Notes
Scenes from this episode were featured in "Belding's Choice" during the final season.

Footage used from this episode in the opening credits: Maria (Samantha Becker) holding a microphone and Katie (Lindsey McKeon), wearing a pink cardigan, looking concerned.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerPeter Engel
MusicRich Eames  |  Scott Gale
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