90210 A-OK at CW

In the least surprising move of the upfronts, the CW has given the go-ahead to the modern-day version of the classic teen soap opera Beverly Hills, 90210, says Variety. The program, which still does not have a title, has been a hot topic at the network ever since it was announced earlier this year.

The CW is fast-tracking the series based on premise alone; over the last few weeks the cast has been put in place even though they have nothing to say--a pilot script hasn't even been completed yet. Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas initially penned a pilot for the show, but his script is currently being rewritten by Freaks and Geeks producers Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs, who are expected to take over showrunning duties after Thomas decided to split to work on other projects.

The most recent cast announcement for the show is also its biggest yet. Former 90210er Jennie Garth will reprise her role as Kelly Taylor in the new version. Garth's character is now a guidance counselor at her alma mater, Beverly Hills High, where much of the action will take place. Garth joins Jessica Walter (Arrested Development), Tristan Wilds (The Wire), Lori Loughlin (Full House, and Shenae Grimes (Degrassi: The Next Generation) as cast members, but Garth's role has been described as recurring.

Also picked up by the CW are newcomers Surviving the Filthy Rich (previously known as How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls) and Tyra Banks' new reality show Stylista. Like CW favorite Gossip Girl, Filthy Rich is based on a series of young adult books, this one centering on a young woman who tutors a rich family's teens. Stylista pits contestants against one another as they fight for a job at fashion magazine Elle.

Finally, bubble comedy The Game was awarded an extra season. It will enter its third season and will likely fill the void (in theory at least) vacated by the now departed Aliens in America.

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Jul 25, 2008
Let me start off by saying, this is my favorite show. Not only that but it's also televisions favorite show. How many shows came after 90210 almost completely mimicing the characters. Point blank, if your not going to give this show some of the best writers' like those from "Veronica Mars" or "Gilmore Girls" or even "One Tree Hill" then there is no point in bringing back a Classic.
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May 18, 2008
I like the first 90210, I do not know if I will see this one.
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May 15, 2008
Can't wait for it to start. I hope Jennie will be a permante role and that other BH 90210 cast will caome back!
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May 14, 2008
902.0
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May 14, 2008
gossip Girl
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May 14, 2008
cant wait for this show
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May 14, 2008
Now if only these braniacs would bring back Veronica Mars. The best "teenage" TV show ever!
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May 13, 2008
I did not watch the orginal but might check it out
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May 13, 2008
How many rich people shows do we need? I know The OC and Gossip Girl were both good, but seriously!
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May 13, 2008
Alright sounds like CW is doing pretty good. GG and OTH is back. I'm so glad Jennie will be on the spin off I was kinda dreading it if none of the cast was coming back. I'm glad Jennie is hope more do a visit or something. Filthy rich sounds good too. Go CW!!
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May 13, 2008
CW done good this year:

Brought back:

GG

OTH Reaper

Supernatural

& Smallville YAY

Can't wait for 90210 and The filthy rich one looks fun. Also might check out Stylista.
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May 13, 2008
More shows my chirren will not be watching.
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May 13, 2008
Too bad all the casts from the "original" show could come back and be a hit the 2nd time around.
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May 13, 2008
Yeah what about Reaper?
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May 12, 2008
Yay for 'The Game'! :) I wonder what Stylista will be like.
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May 12, 2008
I agree with BeachfrontGlass!
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May 12, 2008
can't wait for next season of Gossip Girl. I might check out the other GG related shows. I really don't think i will care for ANTM spin off show.
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May 12, 2008
can't wait for next season of Gossip Girl. I might check out the other GG related shows. I really don't think i will care for ANTM spin off show.
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May 12, 2008
can't wait for next season of Gossip Girl. I might check out the other GG related shows. I really don't think i will care for ANTM spin off show.
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May 12, 2008
Ugh! More shows about spoiled rich kids. Just what America needs...
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May 12, 2008
what about reaper?!
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