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‘Beverly Hills 90210’ is Next 90s Show To Get A 2010s Facelift

The 2000’s have indeed been the age of reboots. For the last decade, it seems to be a competition among ’90s TV actors to see who can manage to get their old TV show revived. And the next show that’s due up for a makeover appears to be Beverly Hills 90210.

Tori Spelling was seen at CBS TV Studios with Jenni Garth back in March, but it now it seems that a revamped 90210 is inevitable as it’s currently being marketed to studios.

According to recent news, the version of 90210 that’s being peddled to the networks isn’t necessarily a reboot, but more of a revival in the same vein as Gilmore Girls: A Year in A Life. In a nutshell, it sounds like the show is going to pick up the original characters’ lives who would now presumably be in their 40s.

Most of the actors from the original have already signed on: Tori Spelling, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, Jenni Garth, and Gabrielle Carteris. Basically, all the actors who have a lot of free time on their hands right now

The only two original actors who are not on the roster are Luke Perry and Shannen Doherty. Right now, Luke Perry is currently busy with Riverdale and unlikely to abandon a good thing when he’s got it. Shannen Doherty has been fairly occupied since going into remission from her battle with breast cancer. Plus, given that Doherty’s character was written off on Season 4 after some backstage conflict (translation: Doherty hated everyone’s guts), she might not be particularly keen to jump back on that bandwagon.

I’ll admit, I’m not a fan of the show; I never watched 90210 as a kid, so I have no skin in this game. But a revival of 90210 just brings back the memories of the fan disappointment that came from the Gilmore Girls revival. I don’t have the enthusiasm about these characters, so I can’t speak for fans of the show, but did anyone really want to see a continuation? This cast will be 40-somethings living in Beverly Hills; isn’t that why we have Real Housewives? I don’t know, I feel like this would be the equivalent of going to your high school reunion, seeing the popular kids again, and realizing that they actually peaked at 18.

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