Articles for Beverly Hills 90210 Season 10

Gabrielle Carteris gained fame and attention when she was cast as Andrea Zuckerman on the teen drama Beverly Hills 90210.  She was brainy and diligent as seen in her endeavors as a class valedictorian, school newspaper editor and teen hotline volunteer worker. Throughout the show, she was romantically linked to Jay, Dan, Jesse, and Peter, and had strong feelings for her best friend Brandon (Jason Priestley).  Her character drastically transformed during the transition from high school to college, as she dropped out of journalism, had a shotgun marriage, had an extramarital affair and even got pregnant. Despite the radical change, she was, for the most part, considered as the show’s “conscience.”  Later this year, she will penetrate the movie world as one of the principle cast members of a horror-mystery flick. Read more »
As Clare Arnold on Beverly Hills 90210, Kathleen Robertson became a household name.   Although she penetrated the show through the middle season, she was notorious for playing a rich, wild yet highly intellectual senior in high school.  Interestingly, she was able to tame her unruliness and turned into a beautiful, confident and mature woman towards the end. She aggressively pursued Brandon and was romantically involved with David but was distinctly famous for being the first girl to nail Steve’s feet to the ground.  At present she remains to be seen on her regular television show and upcoming movie. Read more »
Former Beverly Hills 90210 actress, Tori Spelling, proudly announced last week that she has been ordained as a minister.  Her ordination took place online, after which she received her official certificate in the mail. ‘Yep, that‘s right. ... Reverend Tori Spelling!... I’m so proud!” Spelling said on the Myspace site that she shares with husband, Dean McDermott. Read more »
Luke Perry was best known for his role on Beverly Hills 90210.  As Dylan Michael McKay, he was considered the quintessential bad boy of the series, noted for being a surfing school rebel, a recovering alcoholic and a drug addict.  He was romantically involved with Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty), Valerie Malone (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), Gina Kincaid (Vanessa Marcil), Antonia Marchette (Rebecca Gayheart) and Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth), whom he pursued repeatedly throughout the series.  In the coming months, the 40-year-old actor will be marking his comeback with a new family drama movie. Read more »
Jason Priestley catapulted into stardom when he was cast as Brandon Walsh on Beverly Hills 90210.  He played the twin-brother of Brenda (Shannen Doherty) who was a consistent protagonist of the drama series.  Although generally perceived as an ethical character, he gained notoriety for having various relationships with women, including Emily Valentine (Christine Elise), Nikki Witt (Dana Barron), Lucinda Nicholson (Dina Meyer), Susan Keats (Emma Caulfield), Tracy Gaylian (Jill Novick) and Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth), whom he almost married.  Priestley stopped acting on the show at the beginning of season 9 but remained as an executive producer through the end of the series.  This year, the 37-year-old actor will be featured in a string of projects, including a pilot, a miniseries and a TV movie. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
After his recent stints on the short-lived NBC series Windfall and the HBO drama John from Cincinnati, guess where Luke Perry lands next?  Entertainment Weekly reports that he has been spotted in New York City shooting an episode for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, whose 10th season premieres on September 23.  And he‘s not just appearing in any episode; he‘s starring in the season premiere, which also features guest stints from Sara Gilbert and Julie Bowen.Sources reveal that the episode‘s plot will revolve around a couple (Perry and Bowen) who stand accused of abusing their foster child.  Gilbert plays the child‘s biological mother. 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 »
It seems that Jason Priestley will be playing Brandon after all.  But it‘s not on the spin-off series spawned from the original teen drama that catapulted him to fame in the early 1990s.  At present, the 39-year-old actor is keeping himself behind the camera as the director of an episode of 90210.  Nevertheless, he hasn‘t denied himself playing Brandon all together.  According to Access Hollywood, the Beverly Hills 90210 alum will be making a guest appearance on NBC‘s My Name Is Earl.Best known as the virtuous Brandon Walsh on Beverly Hills 90210, Priestley will portray Brandon, Earl‘s (Jason Lee) more successful and attractive cousin, who we first meet in a flashback to Earl and Joy‘s first wedding anniversary.  On that memorable day, viewers will learn, Earl discovered that prior to his marriage, Joy had a steamy affair with his cousin. Read more »
Luke Perry hasn‘t been that visible on TV these days but that doesn‘t mean that the former Beverly Hills 90210 actor is no longer active in the silver screen. In fact, he has several movies that are slated to air this year, including the western flick Angel and the Badman, the action-horror film Final Storm and Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency, which he is currently filming.Written and directed by Tom Whitus, Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency follows13-year-old Sam Steele Jr. (Jacob Hays) as he forms his own private detective agency to emulate his father, Des Moines detective Sam Steele, and helps track down a burglar, portrayed by the 90210 actor.  Read more »
Soap actress Caroline McWilliams has passed away on February 11 from complications of multiple myeloma, The L.A. Times has confirmed. She was 64.Though McWilliams was popularly known for her role as Marcy Hill on Benson and Sally, she started her soap acting career with Guiding Light where she played Janet Norris from 1969 to 1975. Subsequently, she was cast in a short-term role on Another World as Tracy DeWitt before playing LuAnn Pruit, the mother of Jamie Walters‘ character Ray Pruit on Beverly Hills, 90210.  Read more »
Dancing with the Stars has made a big fuss about the show‘s desires to cast celebrities who are slightly more relevant than reality wannabes and the actors of yesteryear. While it seems unlikely that the show can fully break free from such "stars," the newest crop of likely DWTS competitors definitely signals a move in a positive direction. Read more »
Since James Brown is dead, I think someone should officially name Ryan Seacrest the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. The host of American Idol, E! News, his own radio show and various red carpet telecasts, as well as future Olympics correspondent for NBC, has landed yet another gig. Seacrest will host FOX‘s upcoming 25th Anniversary Special, airing Sunday, April 22 at 8pm.  Read more »
It‘s official. Summer has officially ended, and now it‘s time to face the perils of high school. Not only do you have to deal with homework and teachers, but you also need to figure out a way to face that lunch table of mean girls, who might not appreciate the fact that your sense of humor is a little - well - off. These select shows can remind you that people have survived, and even thrived, by having the same quirky gene that you do. Read more »
Everyone‘s nostalgic for the ‘90s whether it‘s the music you listened to, the clothes/hairstyles you had or even the lingo that you used. Television shows are a great way to revisit that time again as it captures the style and cultures of those times.  Read more »
It‘s a tale as old as time. Girl meets boy. Girl falls for boy. Then girl meets another boy, and is super confused about her feelings. Throughout TV history, there have been countless love triangles, but it takes a special female character to declare she is not going to pick either boy and spend time on her own. It doesn‘t always stick, but it‘s the thought that counts, right? Read more »