There's a reason some TV shows last forever. Cast chemistry is both one of the most veiled and most underrated aspects of a TV show's success. More importantly, the longevity of a series can often be wholly dependent upon key cast members liking each other. During those months when you're shooting a television series, the cast has no life. They spend upwards of 16 hours a day together on set. If the actors hate each other, you can imagine how hellish each day can be. On the flip side, however, the successful casts will grow close, become a family.
Often on hit series, the actors have no choice but to become good friends. Beverly Hills 90210 was obviously one of these shows. Besides the obvious exception of Shannen Doherty, who was by all accounts a raving lunatic during her time on 90210, it looks as if the relationships forged on that set throughout the 90's have remained intact and strong. All we need to do is scan the crowd of Dancing with the Stars
for the last two weeks to see the incredible support for 90210's Ian Ziering
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This week, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, and Jason Priestly were spotted in the audience lending moral support to Steve Sanders himself, Mr. Ian Ziering. Last week, Gabrielle Carteris and Brian Austin Green were spotted in the audience. Ian isn't exactly the favorite to win Dancing with the Stars
, but he's definitely challenging. He's in good shape, and could conceivably make the final two or three. Nonetheless, it must be nice for him to have his former castmates cheering him on.
Excluding Doherty and Luke Perry, Ian's rooting section these last two week's was comprised of the entire original cast of 90210. A cynical man might say that the cast members were in the audience because they're out of work and really have nothing better to do. But, I am not a cynical man, and I'd like to believe that the cast have stayed on close terms with each other. 90210 has endured since going off the air, and is certainly one of the three or four most iconic TV shows of the 1990's. For nostalgia purposes, it's good to see them all in one place again.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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