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updated 05/24/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/24/1993 AT 01:00 AM EDT

TV is suddenly rectifying one of its most glaring artifices: the supersenior. In series about high schoolers, from Dobie Gillis to Head of the Class, the would-be juvenile actors are usually out of their teens when the show starts. After a few seasons, they're no closer to graduation, although they've come to look as if they'd be more concerned with home equity than home ec. This month, diplomas are busting out all over, with ceremonies on NBC's Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Fox's Beverly Hills, 90210 and NBC's Saved by the Bell, which gets a special prime-time airing (Sat., May 22, 8 p.m. ET) for the occasion. (For a related item, see box, page 15).

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