Articles for 90210 Season 1

When I think of Beverly Hills 90210, I tend to picture mullets, sideburns, "Donna Martin Graduates," and 45-year-olds playing high schoolers.  One thing I most definitely do not think of is the late, great teen noir show Veronica Mars.  However, the executives at the CW must find the two shows similar, because they‘ve recently hired Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas to help develop a brand new 90210 spin-off.  Thomas will write the pilot episode of the series, which will have only a tenuous connection to the original teen soap.  Now that more details have come out about the CW‘s update of the drama, it‘s starting to feel like 1992 all over again. Read more »
Recently, reports about a spin-off for the 1990‘s most popular teen soap, Beverly Hills 90210 circulated.  Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas was hired to write the pilot for the spin-off, which would hopefully be picked up by one of the major networks.  In fact, as the pilot is currently in the works, casting rumors and announcements have circulated, bringing into discussion names such as Tristan Wilds, Michael Steger and teenybopper Hilary Duff.  One thing‘s for sure though, The Wire actor is certainly taking the lead on the newest remake of all time. Read more »
Unless you‘ve been under the rock for the past three months, you‘ve probably heard of 90210, the new Beverly Hills 90210 spin-off that‘s been picked up by The CW.  In line with the official order, the network has also released the first cast photo, which includes Dustin Milligan, AnnaLynne McCord, Jessica Walter, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, Lori Loughlin, Ryan Eggold, Jessica Stroup and Michael Steger.  While these names may have a lot to offer, the network is hoping to entice more of the show‘s original fans by booking Jennie Garth, who returns in a recurring role as her original character Kelly Taylor, now working as a guidance counselor, and Tori Spelling, who is currently negotiating for a possible return as well. Noticeably, however, 90210 is still lacking of one more actor: the show‘s patriarch.  Since the series is all about The Mills family, in the same way Beverly Hills 90210 focused on the Walsh family, filling the role of father Harry Mills is crucial.  Unfortunately, producers are having difficulty eyeing someone they actually like. Read more »
Now if only Shannen Doherty would sign up along with Luke Perry, the coming new 90210 series on The CW will really look like the zip code show that was one of my youth‘s guilty pleasures.  I‘m talking about the latest confirmed Beverly Hills 90210 alum to come on board the spin-off of the cult `90s teen drama.  No less than Tori Spelling, daughter of the late Aaron Spelling who produced the original Beverly Hills 90210, is reprising her role of Donna Martin in the new incarnation of her former show. Spelling will reunite with her former Beverly Hills co-star, Jennie Garth, who had already agreed to essay her old role of Kelly Taylor in the impending 90210 on The CW. Read more »
BuddyTV is looking at the 17 new shows the major networks will premiere this Fall to see which ones are worth getting excited about and which ones we have low expectations for.Show Description: 90210 is the re-booting of the ‘90s stalwart Beverly Hills 90210.  Just like the original, the new series will track the travails of the good-looking teenage Beverly Hills populous who attend West Beverly High.  Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling return as their characters from the original, along with a large cast of attractive newcomers. Read more »
As Eden Lord, AnnaLynne McCord has established herself as the “disturbed sociopath" on the fifth season of Nip/Tuck.  Now, she‘ll be presenting viewers with another TV character as she stars on the much-awaited series 90210.90210, the spin-off series of Beverly Hills 90210, features McCord as the character Naomi Bennett, who is quite comparable to Jennie Garth‘s Kelly Taylor.  McCord will be portraying a high school girl who is filthy rich, very attractive and very popular.  And although her new role is less bitchy than that of her Nip/Tuck character, viewers can expect plenty of naughty action ahead for her.  According to, there may even be a bit of angry sexual tension between Naomi and her 20-something teacher played by Ryan Eggold (Dirt). Read more »
Jason Priestly is coming back to 90210.  With Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling already on board for The CW‘s reinvention of Beverly Hills 90210 next Fall, there has been much speculation about who else might return.  While both Garth and Spelling will make their return in front of the camera, Jason Priestly will make his return behind the camera.  While nothing is yet set in stone, Priestly is in negotiations to direct some episodes of the new 90210.  "I think that‘s where I‘ll be most beneficial,” he told the New York Daily News.  Read more »
Various sources, as compiled by Entertainment Weekly, have reported that tabloid darling Shannen Doherty may just be coming back to CW‘s highly anticipated 90210 update.  According to them, the show‘s producers recently met with Doherty to discuss this mind-blowing possibility.  She is allegedly interested, but according to an insider, "she wants to know what the story is going to be first." Moreover, she is putting a higher price tag for her return.This is certainly big news.  As huge as Beverly Hills 90210 was during the 90s, fans knew how acrimonious Doherty‘s departure was.  This forebodes a possible gap between potentially future co-stars Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth.  On this Garth reasons that, “A lot of time has passed, and I‘m a big girl. I‘d have no problem with her coming on the show." Read more »
The CW announced its fall schedule today and it features all good-looking people.  I suppose one could make the argument that all television features good-looking people, but not to the extreme extent that the CW has taken it.  You see, most of the CW‘s Fall schedule not only features good-looking people, the series themselves are about those people being good-looking, or at least it‘s a very important part of the series.  There are three hours of new programming on the CW‘s Fall schedule, one of which may include the most highly-anticipated new series going into next season.  Before any Reaper fans go ballistic and worry about why the series isn‘t on the Fall schedule, don‘t worry.  The CW has ordered 13 episodes of Reaper, which will hit the air at mid-season.  There‘s a very good chance that it will take over Smallville‘s time slot at some point, but nothing is set in stone.  Read more »
After rumors circulated that virtually everyone from the original cast of Beverly Hills 90210, such as Jason Priestly, Shannen Doherty, and Tori Spelling, might be reprising their roles in the 90s series, Luke Perry, for his part, refuses to be part of the revival party.In an interview with TV Guide, while promoting Hallmark Channel‘s A Gunfighter‘s Pledge, said while he is not surprised that Doherty is returning to the zip code, he is not very keen on accepting any offers, should they come. Read more »
Though some of my colleagues have expressed their doubts about the upcoming CW revamp of 90210, I still expect it to be the greatest thing to hit the airwaves since Gossip Girl.  The original series, while certainly beloved, wasn‘t exactly the exemplification of quality television, so all I expect from the remake is a guilty pleasure featuring soapy plotlines and a blindingly pretty cast.  Finding fresh faces has never been a problem for the network, and it looks like they‘ve found two more genetically blessed actors to join the series as recurring characters.  In addition, Kristin at E!Online is reporting that Shannen Doherty will definitely be appearing on the series, confirming rumors that have been going around since last week. Read more »
The 90210 panel at the TCA press tour was full of surprises and information. Creator Gabe Sachs announced right away that the rumors are true and Shannen Doherty will be appearing on the new show, guest starring as a special drama teacher who will direct the high school‘s musical. Additionally, 90210 will premiere on September 2 with a two-hour pilot.Doherty joins fellow Beverly Hills 90210 alumni Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling as the three confirmed returning stars, though fans will also get the return of the new and improved Peach Pit, still owned by Nat (Joe E. Tata). Though the producers refused to address specifics about what‘s happened to those characters, they promised that the roles will be recurring and not just random special cameos. Read more »
Though I was only in Los Angeles for four days of panel sessions at the Television Critics Association press tour, it was enough to glimpse the utter insanity that is the event. Days are packed with session after session as more than 100 TV critics ask questions to the new stars and showrunners as well as network executives.Some panels aren‘t quite as packed as others, which makes it easy to notice TV critic biases. Getting the press to ask questions to The Real Housewives of Atlanta was like pulling teeth. However, if you stick around long enough you‘re bound to get a few hilariously off-the-cuff quotes. Culled from four days and more than 30 panels, I present my 10 favorite quotes from my time at this year‘s press tour. Read more »
The long-running television drama of the 1990s created by Darren Star has opened the eyes of viewers to the highs and lows of the teenage world.  The fourth series of the famous program, called 90210, has introduced many to young stars who soon took over the entertainment industry as adults.  They haven‘t forgotten where they came from, as these former Beverly Hills, 90210 cast members return to reprise their roles in the new spin-off.  Rumor has it that the sparks will fly once again for some of these beloved characters. Jennie Garth joins Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty in the new Rob Thomas-created 90210.  Garth returns as the formerly self-absorbed and now mature character, Kelly Taylor.  Spelling and Doherty will also be returning for their previous roles as Donna Martin and Brenda Walsh respectively as well.  There‘s been a lot of speculation concerning romances of Kelly, Donna and Brenda.  Fans of the first installment of the 90210 series shouldn‘t get their hopes up for these characters to relive old flames.  Read more »
The fourth installment of the Beverly Hills continuity seems to be pulling in the stars.  A handful of the original cast has already signed on to the edgier 90210, and the show is even asking for more.  One of those returning is Tori Spelling, who is reprising her role as Donna Martin in the spin-off.  She doesn‘t want Donna to be lonely, so she requested her real life husband Dean McDermott to be cast alongside her.  The American actress and famed daughter of Aaron Spelling has launched a bid to give Dean a guest spot on the forthcoming 90210.  The teen drama is slated to premiere in September, but Tori is frantic.  The U.S. tabloid Star has reported that she will most likely stop at nothing just to share her spotlight with Dean.  Read more »
A happy reunion at the zip code? Doesn‘t look like it. Towards the end of May, it was reported that Tori Spelling has become the latest star to join the cast of the 90210 spin-off to reprise their roles from the original series.  Created by her father Aaron Spelling, Beverly Hills 90210 was an iconic ‘90s show, that saw Spelling‘s character Donna marrying her sweetheart David Silver, played by Brian Austin Green when the show bade farewell in 2000. Read more »
The new 90210 series is nearly upon us with a whole new band of attractive people to entertain us. Chief among them is Dustin Milligan, who hails from the Great White North. And when I say “North,” I really mean it—Dustin grew up in the small town of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, way, way up in northern Canada.Dustin has come a long way since his high school production of Grease and Saturday Night Fever, and this fall, he‘ll be starring as Ethan Ward, the jock of West Beverly High School in 90210. Fans of Supernatural will also recognize him as Alan J. Corbett, the intern of Ed and Harry in the episode “Ghostfacers.” I was able to catch up with Dustin by phone and ask him all about his new series and about what it was like to guest star on Supernatural.Below, you will find an audiofile as well as a complete transcript of the interview. Read more »
For exclusive on-set videos and hot features on the new TV season, check out BuddyTV‘s Fall 2008 Preview.Network: CWPremiere: Tuesday, September 2, 8pmCast: Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilde, AnnaLynne McCord, Dustin Milligan, Jessica Stroup, Michael StegerPremise: 90210, a spinoff of the 90s hit Beverly Hills 90210, follows a new crop of young, beautiful, and rich students at West Beverly High. Read more »
For exclusive on-set videos and hot features on the new TV season, check out BuddyTV‘s Fall 2008 Preview.When I took a look at the list of new shows premiering this season, I was incredibly disappointed.  The writers‘ strike forced the networks to put together fewer pilots than usual this year, and unfortunately most of them seem completely uninspired.  A reboot of Knight Rider?  A new sitcom starring Bob Saget?  That‘s a far cry from the likes of Gossip Girl and Pushing Daisies, both of which premiered in the fall of 2007 and became instant classics.Thankfully, there are five shows premiering this season that I feel have the potential for greatness.  Only time will tell if they capture my attention, or if I quickly cast them aside to watch Pushing Daisies on DVD. Read more »
This is the time of year when, typically, all the television networks start sending the screeners for the pilots of all their new shows to critics.  This gives all the entertainment outlets time to watch the new shows, give them reviews, and sort out the potential hits from the probable busts.  It‘s not often that networks shield a new show from critics.  But, that‘s what The CW is going to do with what most think will be their most successful new series.  Today, CW sent out a notice to critics notifying them that they would not be receiving the two-hour pilot for 90210, the reboot of Beverly Hills 90210, which was a hit for FOX in the nineties.  The written statement reads as such... Read more »
For exclusive on-set videos and hot features on the new TV season, check out BuddyTV‘s Fall 2008 Preview.Though he appeared last season on the FX drama Dirt, Ryan Eggold is probably not someone you‘re incredibly familiar. That‘s about to change with his starring role on the hottest, most talked about new show of the season, 90210. Though the kids are the stars, Eggold‘s role will be one every viewer can identify with: the hot young teacher. Read more »
For exclusive on-set videos and hot features on the new TV season, check out BuddyTV‘s Fall 2008 Preview.Devoted fans of the CW might recognize Stroup as Sam‘s girlfriend and possible spawn of Satan last season on Reaper. However, she‘ll be guaranteed a larger audience with the hot new show that has everyone talking, 90210. Stroup plays Silver, a would-be socialite who hosts her own YouTube series. The resident “lonelygirl15” of the most well-known zip code in America, Stroup is sure to delight audiences and become an online sensation in her oName Read more »
90210 is not going to be shy about playing up the nostalgia associated with the original.  Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty are back, with possibly other main cast members set to return.  It‘s a smart move by The CW.  They need the original fans to return to the series, all the while bringing in a new generation of teenagers to witness the trials and travails of the students of Beverly Hills High.  Old fans will surely, then, be happy with the picture you are seeing right now.  Yes, folks, that is indeed the Peach Pit.   Read more »
In anticipation of the premiere of 90210 on September 2 on The CW, SOAPnet has decided to air a 24-hour marathon of the original drama Beverly Hills 90210 on Monday, September 1.  The marathon will kick off at midnight and run through the entire day, featuring 24 pivotal episodes of the long-running prime time drama series created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling.Beverly Hills 90210, for those who are not familiar, ran from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on FOX. The series followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, start-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and then-fictitious California University.  The show also addressed several topical issues like date rape, alcoholism, domestic violence, gay rights, drug abuse, teenage suicide, AIDS, and teenage pregnancy. Read more »
90210, a week and a half away.  I have friends who cannot stop talking about this.  If you‘re in your mid-twenties, you know what I‘m talking about.  I have about four or five friends who have seen every episode of the original Beverly Hills 90210 multiple times.  One of my roommate‘s literally DVR‘s two episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 every day from SoapNet.  This roommate is not a man, in case you were wondering.  The excitement is high, and if The CW can somehow tap into the nostalgia felt by so many fans and produce a halfway decent show, I‘m thinking that 90210 could become a pretty big hit.  It wouldn‘t be an overstatement to say that much of The CW‘s future as a network lies on how successful 90210 becomes.  This being the case, 90210 needs to pull out all the stops.  One way – bring Luke Perry back as Dylan McKay.  The rumors have been flying fast over the past twenty-four hours over Perry‘s potential return, and reports have been conflicting. Read more »
For fans of Beverly Hills, 90210 who worried that the CW‘s decision to not send out screeners of 90210‘s pilot to critics was a sign of horrible things to come, relax.  Take a deep breath.  The CW‘s 90210 is pretty good.  I came into tonight‘s premiere in a weird place.  I was not a fan of the original Beverly Hills 90210, but only because one of my best friends loved the show.  I hated it on principle, although I probably had only seen a couple episodes.  Since the series ended, and SoapNet and the DVR were invented, I‘ve caught more episodes and have grown a certain fondness for the original 90210.  Its ridiculous plot lines and hokey dialogue were adorable, and it‘s just about the best time capsule for the 90‘s in existence.  So, I didn‘t have the nostalgic attachment that die-hard 90210 fans had coming into tonight‘s premiere, but I did want it to be good.  Read more »
The new 90210 surprised me.  I was expecting a teen soap as scandalous and gloriously trashy as Gossip Girl, but, despite some oral sex, pill popping, and use of the term "bitch lips," the two-hour premiere of 90210 was surprisingly wholesome.  A plot about a bunch of jocks stealing some pigs to strike back at a rival lacrosse team would have been right at home on the old Beverly Hills 90210, as would a story about why it‘s dangerous to steal someone else‘s English paper.  The premiere of the new CW soap managed to retain the somewhat innocent family oriented core of the original series, while also updating things for the Blackberry generation.  Color me impressed.Now that we know the show isn‘t a debacle, it‘s time to take a look at the characters and see who, if anyone, is worthy of being the next Brandon, Dylan, Donna or Andrea. Read more »
The premiere of 90210 has come and gone, and the response has been predictably mixed.  However, the CW has to be happy.  Really happy.  There was absolutely no chance that Tuesday‘s two-hour 90210 premiere was going to see universal praise.  None.  Not with the expectations, not with the original Beverly Hills 90210‘s presence hanging over its head, not with The OC and Gossip Girl having graced our television screens in recent years.  It was, simply, an impossibility that 90210 would please everyone.  A mixed response was the best result the CW and the 90210 producers could have hoped for.  In this roundabout way, 90210‘s debut was a rousing success, though you won‘t find many pundits echoing such a statement.  Read more »
For 90210, the real work begins now.  The highly-hyped series reboot got through its two-hour premiere last week without crashing and burning, receiving a solid audience in the process.  Now, they must begin cultivating the audience they already have.  Episode three (last week counted as two) felt right at home in the 90210 universe, the tone an easy-to-digest hour of cheesy, yet modern teen drama.  This is not Gossip Girl, folks, and for that you can be glad.  It‘s not even Dawson‘s Creek.  This is, simply, 90210.  If that statement intrigues you, you are probably going to like what the CW has been offering.  Read more »
Like any show in its first season, 90210 is struggling to find itself.  It may take some time for the series to settle on a tone and discover which characters fans are responding to.  While the first two episodes that aired last week had some wickedly funny lines, juicy scandals, wonderful Jessica Walter moments, and a few meta references to the original series, all of that was missing from last night‘s "Lucky Strike" installment.  Instead, 90210‘s third episode was so wholesome, predictable and family-friendly that it would have been right at home on FOX in 1992.  That‘s not a good thing. Read more »
Do you have a question for the cast of the new 90210? BuddyTV will be visiting the set of the newest CW series tomorrow afternoon to talk to the cast and check out what’s going on in America’s most popular zip code.BuddyTV will be talking to Rob Estes, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Dustin Milligan, Ryan Eggold and Jessica Lowndes. If you have a question for any of these stars, submit it in the Comments section below for the chance to have it answered in one of our exclusive video interviews. Read more »
90210, taking it nice and easy so far.  Not since that first Ethan-in-his-car incident from the pilot have we seen anything remotely racy.  Depending on your outlook, this could be a good thing or a bad thing.  90210 definitely has the feel of the original series, though it remains to be seen whether or not the world has passed that sort of TV series by.  90210 brought a lot of nostalgia into the fold tonight, a lot of the action going down at The Peach Pit.  Plus, there was a lot of Brenda in the episode, as well as the abrupt reveal of Kelly‘s baby daddy.  Previously on 90210: The Ty-Ethan-Annie love triangle is in full form.  Naomi finds out her parents are in an open, possibly loveless marriage.  Silver is kicked out of her house, moves in with Kelly. Read more »
I‘m sure I‘m not the only one who finds the adults on the new 90210 much more interesting than the teenagers.  It worries me that Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty are only signed on for a limited number of episodes, because their scenes together bring the show to life in a way that the boring Noxzema teens can only aspire to.  Last night‘s episode finally revealed that the father of Kelly‘s child is none other than bad boy Dylan McKay, and it may have been the first time I audibly gasped while watching 90210.  I thought for sure that Brandon was going to be the baby daddy, mainly due to Kelly‘s tale about Sammy‘s father doing charity work around the globe, as well as the fact that Jason Priestley has to be easier to book on the show than Luke Perry.  I‘m not sure we‘ll ever see Sammy‘s father return to Beverly Hills, but I‘d much rather see that storyline than witness Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) moping over her parental drama. Read more »
He‘s not going to do it.  We all thought he would, but it just doesn‘t look like he will.  The CW wants him to, the fans want him to, his bank account probably wants him to, but it simply ain‘t going to happen.  And, you know what?  That‘s fine.  Sometimes, a person has to stand up for themselves, they have to stay true to what they believe in, they have to not “sell out,” even if the whole world is seemingly conspiring against them.  90210 is a series that, still in its infancy, has chosen a direction.  It‘s not ground-breaking, it‘s not genre-bending, it‘s not flashy.  It is what it is – a nostalgia trip.  Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty have bitten the apple and, really, they did it because they‘ve come to the conclusion that their careers are not going to improve upon what was given to them by the original Beverly Hills 90210.  Making the decision to come back to West Beverly was a positive move, one that won‘t adversely affect their acting careers.  This might not be the case for Kelly Taylor‘s estranged baby-daddy. Read more »
90210 has reached the first step in its quest for immortality.  The first step in becoming a true follow-up to the 1990‘s most popular high school soap opera.  When Beverly Hills 90210 first hit the air, no one thought it was going to be the next galactic teen hit (granted, I don‘t know what people thought because I was a wee little tyke when the original premiered and the internet barely existed).  When the new 90210‘s premiere approached, there was much fanfare and hype and speculation.  No one knew what kind of show 90210 would be, how similar the series would be in tone to the original, or if it would be at all enjoyable.  Now that the series has hit, and the ratings have been good (for The CW, that is), 90210 has been given a nice, big safety net – The CW has given 90210 a full-season order.  90210 is the first new series to be picked up for a full season this fall.  Read more »
Last week I mentioned that 90210 was in desperate need of a bitch injection, and last night I got my wish.  Much of this week‘s episode revolved around the high school musical and a very PG-rated sex storyline, but all of that was rather dull compared to the Gossip Girl-esque bitch maneuver that Adrianna pulled.  Near the end of the episode, Annie went to a hotel room with the intention of sleeping with Tom Welling‘s clone, aka Ty, only to find Adrianna waiting there in a towel.  With the bed freshly mussed, Adrianna told Annie that Ty was in the shower, implying that he was cleaning up after a wild sexual rendezvous.  Annie ran off to have an emotional breakdown, and that‘s when Adrianna revealed that no one was in the shower and the entire story was a lie.  She even let out a maniacal laugh as she pulled back the shower curtain!  Blair Waldorf would be proud. Read more »
We were all expecting it.  90210: The Sex Episode.  Teenage fornication is well-worn soil for high school dramas.  The big worry whenever the subject is brought up is that it will turn into an after-school special.  Dealing with the issue realistically is difficult to pull off, because, well, this is TV.  90210, just in general, is completely unrealistic.  Tonight‘s episode wasn‘t cringe-inducing in its dealings with sex (though it was when it came to the musical stuff – let‘s hope and pray that tonight was the last time we‘ll hear our characters sing).  So, you‘ve got to give 90210 props for that.  Previously on 90210: Annie and Ty make out in public while she holds a box of snickerdoodles. Read more »
Tristan Wilds is a fun-loving guy. After playing the emotionally-burdened Michael on HBO‘s gritty Baltimore drama The Wire, Wilds now takes up residence on 90210, a show where he gets to play sports and flirt with girls. It‘s a huge leap, but one he‘s settled into quite nicely.When BuddyTV visited the set of 90210, we spoke we Tristan Wilds about the change, his character‘s backstory, and Dixon‘s burgeoning relationship with Silver. Continue reading for more details and to watch our exclusive video interview. Read more »
The new 90210 might focus on the kids, but the adults get to have some fun too. During BuddyTV’s visit to the set of 90210, we talked to Rob Estes, who plays patriarch and principal Harry Wilson. Though he wasn’t an original Beverly Hills 90210 cast member like Jennie Garth or Shannen Doherty, Estes’ previous role on Melrose Place certainly gives him some experience in the world of Aaron Spelling-created melodramas.Estes spoke about how he got involved with 90210, the wholesome, family aspect to the series, and his roles as father, husband and principal. Continue reading for more details and to watch our exclusive video interview. Read more »
Just to be clear - I‘m writing this intro before viewing tonight‘s episode of 90210.  Given the promos The CW has aired, I am predicting that tonight‘s 90210 will contain the most drama of any episode this season.  Why?  Because it appears that the episode‘s focus is on a fashion show.  And what happens at television fashion shows?  Girls get bitchy, emotions run high, and the crap hits the fan.  Trust me, Future Oscar, 90210 will get uglier than it ever has tonight.  Previously on 90210: Adrianna wreaks havoc on Annie‘s emotions. Brenda calls Kelly out regarding Dylan.  Read more »
Silver is spreading her wings on 90210. Kelly Taylor‘s sister is dating Dixon, mending fences with Naomi and getting a place all to herself while big sis runs off to see baby daddy Dylan. During BuddyTV‘s 90210 set visit, we spoke to the actress behind the blogger, Jessica Stroup, to find out what‘s going on with Silver.Stroup has had a good year on the CW, first showing up as the possible spawn of Satan on Reaper, now she‘s taking up residence in TV‘s most famous zip code. Stroup spoke about working with the stars of the original Beverly Hills 90210, her character‘s relationship with Dixon and her blog savviness. Continue reading for highlights and to watch the exclusive video interview. Read more »
Luke Perry has stated often and definitively that he will not be returning to 90210.  The CW clearly wants Ol‘ Sideburns back on the series, and they‘ll stop at nothing to lure him.  However, as the story lines involving Luke Perry‘s character increase in importance, the 90210 writers either look dumber and dumber, smarter and smarter, or simply more desperate.  Dylan McKay‘s name has been bandied about by various characters, and his mere off-screen presence has informed the story lines for at least three characters, and will probably continue to do so.  There‘s a chicken and the egg question here: Did the 90210 writers weave in the Dylan plot lines before knowing that Perry would glove-slap the mere notion of returning to that famed zip code?  Or, were the writers specifically writing him into the show, knowing Perry was reluctant to come back, as an attempt to woo him?  Read more »
It‘s difficult to tell whether Adrianna, Jessica Lowndes‘ character on 90210, is good or bad. Yes, she does drugs and pretended to sleep with Ty just to upset Annie. But on the other hand, Adrianna apologized and tried to make everything right between Annie and Ty one episode later.Tonight‘s episode puts Adrianna in another pickle as she gets in trouble with the law over drugs, dragging down some of her friends in the process. BuddyTV spoke to Lowndes on the set of 90210 during the filming of tonight‘s episode, so continue reading for details about what happens and to watch our exclusive video interview, plus a sneak peek of the episode. Read more »
Weird episode tonight.  Definitely not in a bad way.  90210 is hitting its stride a little bit, settling into a nice rhythm.  Tonight‘s episode probably was the most scandalous in the series‘ young life, and it served the show well.  I think I probably enjoyed this 90210 more than any other this season.  But, there were some bizarre plot threads that showed themselves, mostly involving drugs.  But, I‘ll reserve judgment until we see how those threads play out over the rest of the 90210 season.  Read more »
After spending the first six episodes of the season trying to get closer to Kelly Taylor, Ryan Matthews (Ryan Eggold) is finally started branching out last night on 90210. The hot, young teacher went on a date with a vapid actresses and flirted with Little Miss 21 Jump Street.BuddyTV spoke to Ryan Eggold during our 90210 set visit. The star spoke about working with Jennie Garth, connections between 90210 and his previous series, FX‘s tabloid drama Dirt, and the likelihood of a romantic liaison with a student, real or otherwise. Continue reading for the details and to watch our exclusive video interview. Read more »
Jason Priestley, the man who played Brandon Walsh for over a decade on Beverly Hills 90210, is returning to the zip code he helped make famous.  Priestley, to the disappointment of fans, however, will not be appearing in front of the camera.  Instead, he‘ll work behind it.  EW‘s Michael Ausiello is reporting that Priestley and The CW have come to an agreement for Priestley to direct an episode of the 90210 re-boot.  In addition, Ausiello is reporting that Shannen Doherty is in negotiations to return to 90210 as Brenda Walsh for an additional two episodes later this season.  Priestley will most likely direct this season‘s eighteenth episode of 90210.  Read more »
Well, that didn‘t take long.  Shannen Doherty will return to 90210 for two more additional episodes, which will air in November.  Doherty, who played Brenda Walsh in the original Beverly Hills 90210 and preliminarily signed on for four episodes of the CW 90210 spin-off, was initially reticent of overstaying her welcome in the new series.  But, her work on 90210 with Jennie Garth, another hold-over from the original cast, was successful enough for both parties to sign off on another return.  The last time we saw Brenda, she was preparing to leave town.  Brenda also dramatically deleted Dylan McKay‘s number from her cell phone.  Doherty will return for 90210‘s eleventh and twelfth episodes of the season, and she hasn‘t ruled out the possibility of appearing in additional episodes later in the season.  Read more »
Apparently, there‘s going to be some sort of massive national election in a couple of weeks.  I‘m not particularly sure who‘s running or what they‘re running for, but those annoying talking heads on the cable news channels seem to be fairly excited about it.  Contrary to popular belief, Talking Heads, not everyone is all about this politics thing.  Some people only want drama of the scripted, melodramatic variety.  Thank Zeus for a channel as progressive and in touch with humanity as The CW, who remains unconcerned with petty matters of political office.  The CW is running on the platform of Beautiful People, a platform of Cat Fights and Teenage Sexuality.  If this is the kind of change you believe in, The CW is here to provide you with an excellent alternative to all this voting nonsense.  On November 4 (a day some are referring to as Election Day, though I prefer Another Tuesday with a New Episode of 90210), CW will be airing new episodes of 90210 and Privileged, giving the youth of America a forum for the discussion of real, prescient matters facing them today. Read more »
The original Beverly Hills 90210 was aimed right at my demographic while I was growing up, but somehow I dodged the hype and never caught on to the show.  However, I did catch its much trashier and more outlandish spin-off, Melrose Place, from episode one.  Whereas 90210 focused on the lives of rich teenagers, Melrose Place featured a group of middle-class twentysomethings struggling to make it in Los Angeles.  The series explored real issues like HIV scares and race relations for about a season, then tossed aside the after-school specials in favor of sex, lies, blackmail, murder, adultery, catfights, and one infamous wig-ripping incident.  In other words, Melrose Place became the best show ever created.According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, the CW is now looking to reboot Melrose Place to follow in the footsteps of their semi-successful 90210 update.  If all goes as planned, Melrose version 2.0 could launch as early as next fall. Read more »
The CW promised a cat fight at Homecoming on tonight‘s episode of 90210.  There was no such cat fight, as far as I can tell.  Now, a cat fight is not a pre-requisite for a good episode of television, which is why an empty promise of one is so peculiar.  Some harsh words were spoken, but a slap was not thrown, fingernails were not unsheathed and a crowd did not witness a skirmish.  Cat fight, 90210 knows you not.  At least so far.  The seeds were planted for a later cat fight.  I just wanted to point out some of the misleading promotion from the CW.  Moving on, yes, tonight was the dance episode.  90210 revolved around the Homecoming Dance this evening, an always convenient way to have all of your characters in one spot for the better part of an episode.  Read more »
Last season, the writers‘ strike led to the shutdown of all of our favorite scripted television shows, forcing many of them to wrap up their seasons with less than 22 episodes.  A few shows bounced back from the strike and went on to ratings gold, but others have found their numbers plummeting since the new season began.  Viewers are a fickle bunch, and if a show disappears for too long it‘s likely many people will forget about it and move on. The CW has struggled to court viewers since its inception, and their latest plan ensures that fickle audience members won‘t have time to forget their shows.  According to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, the network has ordered additional episodes of Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and 90210, allowing each series to have an extra long season. Read more »
This is a cynical world.  The CW, knowing that teens and tweens around the nation aren‘t interested in anything as silly as the presidential election, decided to air counter-programming tonight in the form of new episodes of 90210 and Privileged.  Would I have rather watched election results tonight instead of 90210?  Yes.  Yes, I would have.  But, I also understand what The CW is getting at.  Don‘t be surprised if 90210 garners its highest ratings of the year tonight.  That being said, I suspect the fact that I watched a new episode of 90210 on the same day as one of our country‘s most important presidential elections ever will be a nice little anecdote for decades to come for me.  Tonight, issues of paternity were raised on 90210.  I‘m guessing you know who was involved.  Read more »
90210 aired a brand-new episode last night against election coverage.  It was perhaps the funniest episode of the 90210 season.  This wasn‘t a random occurence.  “Secrets and Lies” was the first episode overseen by new executive producer Rebecca Kirshner.  In an interview with the LA Times, Kirshner stated that her first mandate for 90210 was that the series should be funnier.  This is an easy thing to say, but much more difficult to implement.  While the episode wasn‘t OC-level funny, there was certainly more humor on display, which was a welcome new facet given some of the heavy drama being dropped on audiences last night. Read more »
BuddyTV picks the top 15 places to grab a bite with our favorite TV restaurants.<<PREVIOUS     |     NEXT>>Back in the ‘90s, the Peach pit was the place for rich teenagers to go after school for a quick bite or some hanging out. Nearly two decades later, the Peach pit is still around for a new generation to enjoy, and Nat is still around to serve food or give a job to a struggling student. Read more »
90210 has been without the overt bitchiness expected of it for most of the season.  Until tonight.  The entire episode was a vengeance ploy by Naomi to get back at Annie, who has been secretly hooking up with her ex-boyfriend Ethan.  A pretty typical prime time soap opera story line, except that Naomi goes to ridiculous lengths to exact the revenge she desires.  She‘s kind of a loon.  Story-wise, this is what, I think, fans have been waiting for.  Unfortunately, the execution wasn‘t quite there.  90210 hasn‘t yet shown the consistency of a quality show.  The potential is there, 90210 just has to harness it. Read more »
Dustin Milligan isn‘t your typical TV jock. As Ethan Ward on the new 90210, Milligan plays the star lacrosse player torn between his long-time, on again, off again relationship with Naomi and the adorable girl next door Annie. For some fans who remember his memorable turn as a bumbling intern with a secret gay crush on his boss in last season‘s "Ghostfacers" episodes of Supernatural, the leap to school jock might be a bit jarring. But Dustin Milligan is more than up for the challenge.When BuddyTV visited the set of 90210, we spoke to Milligan about just that. Milligan talked about his character‘s relationship drama, the large Canadian contingent of the cast, his thoughts on playing the jock, and the possible return of the pentapus. Continue reading for more highlights and to watch our exclusive video interview. Read more »
The star of the new 90210, Shenae Grimes, is no stranger to success on a teen soap. The Canadian actress first broke through on Degrassi, the popular Canadian teen series, but now American audiences are seeing a whole lot more of her as Annie, the sweet Kansas girl whose life in Beverly Hills is complicated with lots of boy trouble.BuddyTV spoke to Shenae Grimes during our visit to the set of 90210 about her newfound stardom, Annie‘s relationships and the advice original Beverly Hills 90210 stars Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty have given her. Continue reading for more highlights and to watch our exclusive video interview. Read more »