90210 cast shakeup

When the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise reboots this fall on the CW, most of the cast will be fresh-faced talent, a sort of 90210: The Next Generation.

However, producers are giving a shout-out to the source material, and will complement all the young 'uns with some faces from the original program that captivated audiences in the '90s. Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling were set to reprise their roles as Kelly Taylor and Donna Martin, respectively, but things are a-changin' down in the B.H.

Spelling, who was supposed to appear in several of the first season's early episodes, is pushing her debut back, says E! Online. The actress recently had a baby, and is not ready to return to work.

So with one old cast member indefinitely out of the mix, producers apparently have decided to add another--and it's a doozy.

Shannen Doherty, the former wild-child actress who played Brenda Walsh on the original 90210, has reportedly signed on to the updated CW version. Let the fireworks begin!

Details on her storyline are still being developed, but E! says the hope is to reunite Doherty and Garth onscreen, and hopefully the fur will fly. Doherty was rumored to leave the original show after four seasons because of on-set friction.

"Everyone has their take on what happened back in the day, and I think the feeling is that it's time to move on," a source tells E! "They were 19 and 20 when all of that happened and a lot has changed. And, you know, they're not moving in together, just shooting together for an hour and a half."

Boo! Where's the fun in that?

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Jul 09, 2008
It could be interesting. Jennie seems so sweet(Dancing with the Stars, What I Like About You) and then to be alongside the lil vixon, Shannen...lol...what a show, eh?
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Jul 08, 2008
I try not to get drawn back into these teenage dramas. The last one I haven't let go is Smallville and it's ending soon. Haven't seen One Tree Hill or Gossip Girl, didn't see that Fox show that did really well, I thought I was done. BUT, Shannon Doherty is back?! That's enough to bring me back too!
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Jul 08, 2008
The 90210 casting only got my attention in this past week with the news that Shannen Doherty has signed on - I'm absolutly amazed and happy for Shannen returning to Television and Drama - where she's meant to be! Obviously she's grown as to be happy to sign on to the show despite possible friction with Jennie Garth... Can't wait to see her on the show this fall! I hope she is a series regular!

Yay for the Return of Shannen Doherty to Prime Time Television!
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Jul 08, 2008
i will definetly watch Shannen...yay branda is back!!! i really hope shes a mom!! teehee
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Jul 07, 2008
Feel like Back to the future.



It's a new show but everyone is excited about the past being ressurecting.



I guess the producers are pretty happy with all this buzz but the 2008 cast is completely outshone.



I have to say I was a big fan of the show 15 years ago. God, I'm old! And I look forward to seeing the sequel and how the past will be melt with the present. However, I'm afraid I'll be disappointed... Might be surprised though.
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Jul 07, 2008
woooooo shannen doherty!!!!
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Jul 06, 2008
I see this going two ways: This could be like Saved By The Bell: The New Class which had none of the chrisma of the original show (and actually stole scripts from the original) or it could be like Star Trek: The Next Generation which became sucessful in its own right. Hopefully the fact that Tiffany Amber Thissen from Saved By The Bell replaced Shannon Daugherty on the original 90210 will not be a sign of where the new show is going.
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Jul 05, 2008
I will not be watching any episodes with tori in them, she said they approached her, But she begged to get on the show, She can not ACT, I will watch shannen and Jennie though.
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Jul 04, 2008
not sure it will do the same for me,,I was a original cast fan when it rolled around the 1st time..as i watch the reruns,well its pretty cheesy now..so lets wait and see.Saw luke Perry on Regis and Kelly and he said he is not returning and not interested either.
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Jul 04, 2008
do we still care for these kind of teenage drama shows? i thought this was over
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Jul 04, 2008
same here, meh
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Jul 04, 2008
meh
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Jul 04, 2008
wow that is so good cant wait to see it
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Jul 04, 2008
Can't wait to see Shannen Doherty acting again!!
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Jul 04, 2008
Yes, Brenda is back!
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Jul 04, 2008
Tori is too ugly for tv.... I hated her character back in the day.
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Jul 03, 2008
OMG Im a huge 90210 fan! but um a Brenda and Kelly renunion might be less than stellar considering kelly ended up w/ dylan! the sparks are gonna fly!! Now the real question is will the old cast reunion out shine the new cast?!?
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Jul 03, 2008
That's great, I always like Brenda. Glad to see her come back. Now we jus need David,Brandon,Dylan,Steve & family, and Val.
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Jul 03, 2008
I' happy Shannen has another job, I like her
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Jul 03, 2008
...Shannen Doherty back with Jennie Garth wow that's...a sure fire sign that neither of them have any other hopes of resurrecting their careers. Bummer. I like them both too.
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Jul 03, 2008
Nice to see Shannon back on tv.
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Jul 03, 2008
I think they shuld change the misleading bold title in the begnning of the article cuz Tori isnt out from the show,she just isn't gonna be in the first couple of episodes.
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Jul 03, 2008
i am so happy to see Shannen Doherty on the show
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Jul 03, 2008
Wow I was shocked when I saw that. But it will be good to see her again!
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Jul 03, 2008
I love Shannen! Thank god they got her to sign in the new BH!
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Jul 03, 2008
Now this is something that I will watch! Shannen is back!!!
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Jul 03, 2008
Shannen Doherty - that is a nice suprise.
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Jul 03, 2008
omg thats awesome i was such a brenda fan =D cant wait to see Shannen Doherty !!! =3
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Jul 03, 2008
Please Shannen! Do some good TV again! ;) North Shore was barely anything...and hosting? Bleh. You belong to drama Miss Doherty! I really hope she joins the cast.
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Jul 03, 2008
Wow I love Shannen Dohery I'll have to make sure I watch this.
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Jul 03, 2008
Shannen is amazing. I'm so watching if she is part of the cast!
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Jul 03, 2008
Wow can't wait for the Kelly/Brenda reunion wasn't really that excited about this show but now will defiantly watch if it makes it way to Australia. (Which it will if it's a hit in the US).
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Jul 03, 2008
Awesome~! Shannen is great! I was hoping that might happen.

At least Tori didn't totally drop out either..
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Jul 03, 2008
it will be nice to see shannon doherty on tv again
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Jul 03, 2008
This is great! I love Shannen Doherty - I'm definitely watching this now!
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Jul 03, 2008
wow i so cant wait
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Jul 03, 2008
Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty together onscreen????

That would be the biggest news in entertainment for the last couple of years...
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