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
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
One of the big draws that kept the upcoming contemporary spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 from sounding absolutely stupid was the fact that the very capable Rob Thomas was attached to oversee things.
Thomas, who created Veronica Mars and Cupid, was brought on to write the 90210 2.0 pilot script and run the show. It would be his first major project since Veronica. But then a funny thing happened: Everyone (well, mostly ABC) wanted to work with Thomas. Within weeks of getting the gig on 90210, two of his pilots were picked up by ABC: a remake of Cupid and an adaptation of the New Zealand hit Outrageous Fortune.
With all of this on his plate, Thomas has decided to leave his main duties as head writer on the new 90210, says E! Online. Thomas will focus his attention on his new projects, but will still be involved with ...Read more
Are we living the 1980s and 1990s over again? Indiana Jones is back, the Transformers are still transformin', Knight Rider is burning rubber again, and everyone still knows Beverly Hills' zip code--and that's just to name a few of the reminders.
Hollywood is obsessed with turning the old into "new," and there are no signs of stopping it. The latest television show to follow that trend could be a modern-day remake of an old show that was a spin-off of a show that's already been given a modern-day makeover.
The long gestating Melrose Place remake finally has a due date. The CW has ordered a pilot for the new take on the 1990s primetime soap, and has attached Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) to direct.
One witch is replacing another. Shannen Doherty, who starred as a witch on Charmed and a troubled teen in Beverly Hills 90210, will appear as a cohost on the daytime talk show The View.
Doherty will sit in with Barbara Walters and company for two days, July 31 and August 1. The View is featuring a rotating cast of cohosts until a replacement for departed host Star Jones-Reynolds is announced in the fall.
Doherty is also getting set for the premiere of her new reality show on the Oxygen network in August. In the show, titled Breaking Up With Shannen Doherty, Doherty will give breakup advice to people who can't seem to exit a relationship.
Star Jones-Reynolds exited The View in June, at the behest of ABC and Barbara Walters. The result has been an acrimonious public feud.
Pop star Brandy has ...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.
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