The CW is going back to Cali, specifically Beverly Hills. The network is looking to make a modern-day version of Beverly Hills, 90210, the 1990s Fox teen drama that showed the general population that spoiled rich kids have problems too.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the CW is fast-tracking the project and asking Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas to run it. Thomas was previously attached to executive produce ABC's Miss/Guided, but reportedly left the gig due to creative differences.
Details on the new take on 90210 are hazy--cast and premiere date have not been announced--but it likely won't stray too far from the rich-kids-in-California model crafted by its inspiration. The mold is similar to another show the CW is high on; Gossip Girl follows wealthy teens at a private school in New York City.
The original Beverly Hills, 90210 ran from 1990 to 2000, and helped launch ...Read more
Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas is taking over the new contemporary spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 for the CW, and his modern take on the show means out with the old and in with the new.
Details have emerged on the yet-to-be-green-lit project, and it appears as if Thomas is bulldozing the high-school formula in favor of equal-opportunity drama across several generations, according to Variety.
The main story will revolve around the Mills family, a wealthy (obviously) clan in the BH 'hood headed up by a former actress and current alcoholic named Tabitha. Fearing she may be on a downward spiral, her son, Harry, lifts his roots in St. Louis and moves back home with his Olympic-athlete wife and their two teenage kids, Anne and Dixon, the latter of whom is adopted and may actually be something other than Caucasian.
Other tentative characters include Navid, a Middle Eastern high-schooler; Ethan ...Read more
Tori Spelling, who starred for 10 years on the teen drama Beverly Hills 90210 and currently appears in the reality show So NoTORIous, married fellow TV actor Dean McDermot on Sunday. The two enjoyed a small ceremony on the island paradise of Fiji, reports People magazine.
Spelling and McDermott met last year while working together on a TV movie, Mind Over Murder. Spelling was previously married to actor Charlie Shanian. McDermmot was also married before, to Canadian TV host Mary Jo Eustace.
The magazine quoted McDermott giving the oddly semantic statement, "I've never had as much of a desire to get married and make a woman my wife as I've had with her."
"We didn't want to wait another day to get married," added Spelling.
McDermott recently got a tattoo on his wrist proclaiming "Truly, Madly, Deeply, Tori," as well as a tatto on his shoulder that ...Read more
Jason Priestley, Christopher Gartin, and Diana-Maria Riva have been cast in the Lifetime drama pilot Side Order of Life.
Marisa Coughlan stars as Jenny, a magazine photographer who reevaluates her life and upcoming wedding after her best friend is diagnosed with cancer.
Priestley will portray Jenny's fiance, Ian, who is described as someone who worries about what others think of him. When Jenny suggests a postponement of the wedding, his first thought is how to get the deposit back.
Gartin plays Rick, the magazine's West Coast bureau chief who gives Jenny the chance at covering an important feature at the magazine through her photography. Riva will portray Collette, the magazine's deputy of operations and Jenny's friend, confidant, and her voice of reason.
Priestley stars in an upcoming episode of Showtime's Masters of Horror and recently costarred on CBS's Love Monkey and Fox's Tru ...Read more
The episode, which airs on E4 this Monday, will divulge the identity of the man who fathered Kelly Taylor's son--a revelation that will hopefully end years of speculation and conclude once and for all who Kelly ended up with following the finale of Beverly Hills 90210.
Jennie Garth, who plays Kelly, reprises her 90s character for the remake and has returned to the drama with her son Sammy in tow. Brenda Walsh, another original character played by Shannen Doherty, has also returned to the drama. The two characters reunite on Monday and the news about Sammy's father is let-slip during a heated discussion between the two.
Previously Shannen Doherty, who also starred in Charmed and Little House on the Prairie, quit the original show after disagreements with producers. Doherty starred in the first four series of Beverly Hills 90210 but her character left in 1994 with the pretence ...Read more
It wasn't a matter of "if," but more a matter of "when." Tori Spelling is one step closer to returning to Beverly Hills, months after 90210 producers wouldn't meet her demands for more cash to guest star as her Beverly Hills, 90210 character Donna Martin.
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 ...Read more
E4 and Channel 4 have gained the exclusive broadcast rights to 90210 and will be airing the first season next year. It’s reported that the broadcaster fought off competition from ITV2 and Channel Five in order to bring the show to Britain. 90210 will now join the likes of Smallville, One Tree Hill and Samantha Who in E4's line-up.
The hit show, produced by CBS Paramount Network Television, is a spin-off from the iconic drama series Beverley Hills 90210, which aired between 1990 and 2000. Some of the original cast, including Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth, will be appearing in the new show when it airs next year.
The first series of 90210, still airing in the US, has been a huge hit and according to The Guardian newspaper, 4.9 million viewers watched its US debut . "The legacy of the 90210 franchise has excited fans everywhere, making ...Read more
This long running drama dealt with the experiences of a group of young people in Beverly Hills, CA as they navigated high school, college and ultimately the real world. The series focused on their travails as they tried to maintain their friendship while dealing with romances, family and personal crises, tragedies and countless drug addictions. FOX Broadcast History October 1990 - May 1992: Thursdays 9:00 PM July 1992 - May 2000: Wednesdays 8:00 PM Awards and Nominations Emmy Awards 1995, Nominated, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Milton Berle as Saul Howard in episode "Sentenced to Life" Golden Globe Awards 1995, Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series-Drama, for Jason Priestley 1993, Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series-Drama, for Jason Priestley 1996, Nominated, Best TV Series-Drama 1992, Nominated, Best TV Series-Drama Young Artist Awards 1999, Nominated, Best Performance in a TV Drama Series-Guest Starring Young Actress, for Danielle Keaton 1994, Nominated, Best Youth Actress Guest Starring in a Television Show, for Sabrina Wiener 1993, Won!, Favorite Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series 1993, Won!, Best Young Actress Recurring in a Television Series, for Dana Barron 1993, Nominated, Best Young Actor Recurring in a Television Series, for Cory Tyler 1992, Won!, Best Young Actor Co-Starring in a Television Series, for Brian Austin Green 1992, Won!, Best Young Actress Co-Starring in a Television Series, for Jennie Garth 1992, Won!, Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series 1992, Nominated, Best Young Actress Co-Starring in a Television Series, for Tori Spelling 1992, Nominated, Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series, for Shannen Doherty 1991, Won!, Best Young Actor Supporting or Re-Occuring Role for a TV Series, for Douglas Emerson 1991, Nominated, Best New Family Television Comedy Series 1991, Nominated, Best Young Actor Supporting or Re-Occuring Role for a TV Series, for Brian Austin Green 1991, Nominated, Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series, for Shannen Doherty 1991, Nominated, Best Young Actress Supporting or Reoccurring Role for a TV Series, for Jennie Garth 1991, Nominated, Best Young Actress Supporting or Reoccurring Role for a TV Series, for Tori Spelling.moreless