ⓘ Beverly Hills, 90210

Beverly Hills 90210 (soundtrack)

Beverly Hills, 90210: The Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the TV Show Beverly Hills, 90210, released in 1992. Subsequent soundtrack albums were released in 1994 and 1996.

Beverly Hills, 90210 (season 10)

The tenth and final season of Beverly Hills, 90210, is an American drama television series began airing on September 8, 1999, on Fox television network. It was the final season of the series and concluded on May 17, 2000, after 27 episodes. This season follows the gang in adulthood as they deal with numerous issues that adults face in their personal and professional lives such as murder, pregnancy, commitment, homophobia, infidelity, parenthood, kidnappings, grief, alcoholism, marriage and their growing careers. The final season was aired on Wednesday nights at 8/7c in the United States av ...

Beverly Hills, 90210 (season 7)

The seventh season of Beverly Hills, 90210, an American drama television series, began airing on August 21, 1996 on Fox television network. The season concluded on May 21, 1997 after 32 episodes. This season follows the gang during their senior year of college as they deal with issues that young adults face such as hostage situations, relationships, racism, infidelity, HIV/AIDS, natural disasters, alcoholism, depression, drug use, pregnancy, suicide attempts, miscarriages, and sex. The seventh season aired Wednesday nights at 8/9c in the United States averaging 13.2 million viewers. The se ...

Beverly Hills, 90210 (season 8)

The eighth season of Beverly Hills, 90210, is an American drama television series, began airing on September 10, 1997 on FOX television network. The season concluded on May 20, 1998 after 32 episodes. This season follows the gang after college and into adulthood as they deal with numerous issues that adults face in their personal and professional lives such as terrible working conditions, rape allegations, relationships, infidelity, self-harm, sexual harassment, shootings, amnesia, parenthood, drug abuse, prostitution, homosexual rights, child molestation and crime. The eighth season aired ...

Beverly Hills, 90210 (season 9)

The ninth season of Beverly Hills, 90210, is an American drama television series began airing on September 16, 1998 on Fox television network. The season concluded on May 19, 1999 after 26 episodes. This season follows the gang into adulthood as they deal with numerous issues that adults face in their personal and professional lives such as dysfunctional families, alcohol abuse, infidelity, financial problems, statutory rape, gang violence, relationships, crime, careers, drug abuse, bulimia, and rape. The ninth season aired Wednesday nights at 8/9c. The season was released on DVD as a seve ...

List of Beverly Hills, 90210 characters

The following is a list of characters from Beverly Hills, 90210, an American drama series which aired from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on the Fox television network, before entering syndication. It is the first show of the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. Throughout its decade-long run, the series had substantial cast changes.

List of Beverly Hills, 90210 episodes

Beverly Hills, 90210 is a United States primetime teen drama which ran on the FOX network for ten years, from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000. The series lasted for 304 episodes. Note that the original pilot, which subsequently has aired, is not the original pilot of the show which did air.

Beverly Hills, 90210 (season 1)

The first season of Beverly Hills, 90210, an American teen drama television series, began airing on October 4, 1990 on Fox television network. The season concluded on May 9, 1991 after 22 episodes. The series follows twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh during their sophomore year in high school as they deal with everyday teenage issues such as rumors, peer pressure, shoplifting, sex, affirmative action, dysfunctional families, cancer scares, learning disabilities, date rape, alcohol abuse, and AIDS. The first season was aired Thursdays at 9/8c in the United States averaging 14.2 million viewers ...

Beverly Hills, 90210 (season 4)

The fourth season of Beverly Hills, 90210, an American teen drama television series, began airing on September 8, 1993 on Fox television network. The season concluded on May 25, 1994 after 32 episodes. This season follows the gang during their freshman year of college as they deal with issues that young adults face such as sex, teen pregnancy, date rape, drug abuse, animal rights, politics, relationships, antisemitism, marriage, infidelity, crime, abortion, and homophobia. The fourth season aired Wednesday nights at 8/9c in the United States averaging 21.1 million viewers a week. The seaso ...

Beverly Hills, 90210 (season 5)

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ⓘ Beverly Hills, 90210

Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American teen drama television series created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling under his production company Spelling Television. The series ran for ten seasons on Fox from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, and is the longest-running show produced by Spelling. It is the first of six television series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise and follows the lives of a group of friends living in the upscale and star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California, as they transition from high school to college and into the adult world. "90210" refers to one of the citys five ZIP codes.

The initial premise of the show was based on the adjustment and culture shock that twins Brandon Jason Priestley and Brenda Walsh Shannen Doherty experienced when they and their parents, Jim James Eckhouse and Cindy Carol Potter, moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Beverly Hills, California. In addition to chronicling the characters friendships and romantic relationships, the show addressed topical issues such as sex, date rape, homophobia, animal rights, alcoholism, drug abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, antisemitism, racism, teenage suicide, teenage pregnancy, and AIDS.

After poor ratings during its first season, the series gained popularity during the summer of 1991, when Fox aired a special "summer season" of the show while most other series were in reruns. Viewership increased dramatically, and 90210 became one of Foxs top shows when it returned that fall. The show became a global pop culture phenomenon with its cast members, particularly Jason Priestley and Luke Perry, who became teen idols; the series also made actresses Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth household names in the US. The show is credited with creating or popularizing the teen soap genre that many other successful television shows followed in the years to come.

The show had many cast changes; Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, and Ian Ziering were the only actors to appear during its entire run and appeared on the first episode of Melrose Place.

On February 27, 2019, it was announced that a six-episode reboot has been ordered by Fox and that the show would simply be titled BH90210. On May 8, 2019, it was announced that the reboot would premiere on August 7, 2019 at 9/8c on Fox.

                                     

1. Series overview

The series begins with the introduction of the Walsh family - Jim, Cindy, Brandon, and Brenda - who have recently moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Beverly Hills, California as a result of Jims job promotion. In the first episode, Brandon and Brenda begin attending West Beverly Hills High School, where they befriend several classmates: the self-centered and promiscuous Kelly Taylor, carefree and spoiled Steve Sanders, smart and driven Andrea Zuckerman, ditzy and virtuous Donna Martin, brooding loner Dylan McKay, and younger and naive students David Silver and Scott Scanlon. The show follows the siblings as they bear witness and take part in the dramatic lives that their wealthy and privileged peers lead.

                                     

2. Casting

Torand Productions was used by the production company for several seasons on the show. "Torand" is derived from the first several letters of Aaron Spellings first and second children, Tori and Randy.

Tentative titles for the show included Class of Beverly Hills. The shows episodes were originally issue-based until the producers decided it should become a teen soap opera. In the first season, the teenage characters aside from David Silver and Scott Scanlon were said to be in the eleventh grade, but due to the success of the show, their ages were retconned to be one year younger in the second season, making them tenth graders in the first.

Jennie Garth had to audition five times for the role of Kelly Taylor and was the first to be cast on the show. Gabrielle Carteris felt that she was too old to play a high school student. She first auditioned for Brenda because she thought that being a real-life twin would help her chances, but the producers felt that she would be better for the part of Andrea.

When Tori Spelling Aaron Spellings daughter auditioned for the show, she used the name Tori Mitchell and auditioned for the role of Kelly Taylor, but she was eventually recognized and was instead cast as Donna Martin. Tori Spelling brought Shannen Doherty to her fathers attention after seeing Dohertys movie Heathers and being impressed with her performance.

Lyman Ward was originally cast as Jim Walsh in the pilot but was replaced by James Eckhouse, and Wards scenes were cut and re-shot with Eckhouse. Kristin Dattilo was also up for the role of Brenda Walsh, but she turned it down. She later guest starred as Melissa Coolidge in an episode of the first season.

Additionally, Luke Perry had auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders, but the role eventually went to Ian Ziering before Perry was cast as Dylan McKay. Perrys character was not an original cast member of the show, and he was first featured in the shows second episode. He was originally intended to only appear in one story arc, for one or two episodes. Fox was initially reluctant to have him included as a regular, but Aaron Spelling felt differently and gave Perry a bigger role during the first two years until the network was won over.

In the first season, when Donna tries out for school D.J., she is referred to as Donna Morgan. Throughout the rest of the show, her name is Donna Martin.

In addition, in the first season Donnas mother was named Nancy Martin and played by actress Jordana Capra. When she was reintroduced in season two, she was named Felice Martin and was played by actress Katherine Cannon.

In the pilot episode, the role of Jackie Taylor was first played by Pamela Galloway and then by Ann Gillespie for the rest of the series. Terence Ford and Arthur Brooks portrayed Dylans father, Jack McKay, in two episodes before Josh Taylor assumed the role.

                                     

2.1. Casting Departures

The departure of Shannen Doherty at the end of season 4 came after a period of strife between Doherty, the other cast members, and the shows producers. Executive producer Charles Rosin commented in 2000 that Doherty "had habitual lateness, her lateness was appalling, and she had a callous attitude and an indifference." Trouble between Doherty and her co-stars, Jennie Garth in particular, was also widely reported in the media. Doherty, who was struggling in her personal life with her fathers illness, came to an agreement with the producers to phase her out of the show at the beginning of season 4, when Brenda returns to Minnesota for college. It was planned to reduce her appearances from that point, but Doherty had a change of heart and requested to remain as a main cast member. However, as the fourth season wore on Dohertys attitude deteriorated and her friction with the other cast members intensified. When she caused continuity problems by cutting her hair halfway through filming an episode, the producers and cast requested from Aaron Spelling that she be fired.

In season 5, the production accommodated Gabrielle Carteris pregnancy by reluctantly writing a pregnancy storyline for Andrea. The producers were unhappy with the more adult direction of the character, and Carteris was written off the show at the end of the season. Also in season 5, Jamie Walters was introduced as Donnas boyfriend Ray, who later begins abusing her. The writers intended to "rehabilitate" the character in season 6, and Walters signed a $1 million contract. However, the show received such a flood of negative mail from fans complaining about Donna being "stupid" for staying with her abuser, that an angry Aaron Spelling ordered that Walters should be fired. Producer Larry Mollin said of the incident that "he got to walk away with his money. But it was still devastating for him. We left him as being a beater, which stayed with him, unfortunately. People thought he was a beater. It was just terrible." In Season 8 Jason Priestley was worried that Brandon and Kelly would end up together so he chose to leave the show



                                     

3. Locations

The series was produced in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California. During the 10 years the series was in production it was filmed in a warehouse complex in Van Nuys, the interiors of the series as well as the exteriors of the Peach Pit parking lot and P.P.A.D. club entrance were all located off the 15000 block of Calvert Street. An unmarked gated studio entrance now stands at this address, but the exterior brick facing of the P.P.A.D. is still visible down the alley, on the side of the building.

The studio building complex has since been the home to various projects including the 2006 CBS series Jericho, which guest starred James Eckhouse in one episode. Until February 2010, the CW series Melrose Place was also produced at the original 90210 Calvert studios. Post-production services for Beverly Hills, 90210 were provided by LaserPacific for all seasons.

Many changes were made after the pilot episode. The producers first used a location that was used only once during the pilot episode for the Walsh house, that was located in a gated community of Brentwood. After the pilot episode the Walsh house was moved to Altadena, California. The house used for Dylans home in the show is located in the same Altadena neighborhood.

Three different locations were used for the frontage of The Peach Pit during the shows ten-year history. The original location, on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles, was only used in first few episodes of season one then was changed to a different location for the rest of that season. When the Peach Pit was fictionally remodeled during season two, the producers used Rose City Diner in Pasadena, California to film the exterior of the gangs hangout, and it remained the same throughout the rest of the shows run.

Most of the filming during the second season of the summer season at the Beverly Hills Beach Club took place in Santa Monica, at the old Sand and Sea Beach Club. The beach club used in the show was the very same beach club that was used during one summer season of Saved by the Bell.

The filming location for West Beverly High School was in the middle class community of Torrance at Torrance High School, located in the 90501 zip code. Torrance High can also be seen in other shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

When the 90210 characters began attending the then-fictitious California University in the shows fourth season, the scenes around campus were actually filmed at Occidental College in Eagle Rock. Kelly and Donnas beach house used in the show is located in Hermosa Beach. The Golden Oak Ranch, outside Santa Clarita, was also used for filming.

                                     

4. Broadcast

Beverly Hills, 90210 originally aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Fox in the United States.

The show aired Thursday at 9:00 pm for the first two seasons and Wednesday at 8:00 pm for the rest of its run.

Prior to the premiere of Beverly Hills, 90210, Glory Days was airing on Thursdays at 9:00 pm. After the show had moved to Wednesday, where Fox did not have regular programming, The Heights took over the timeslot. After Beverly Hills, 90210 left the air in 2000, it was replaced by Malcolm in the Middle and Normal, Ohio.

Seasons 2 and 3 featured all new summer episodes that aired during July and August before the regular fall episodes started in September. At the beginning of the third season, in July and August 1992, all new summer episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 were playing during the series new time slot of Wednesdays at 8pm but viewers could see repeats from Beverly Hills, 90210 s first season in the original time slot of Thursdays at 9pm. The Fox Network was heavily promoting the new time slot so viewers could find the show. The seventh season started earlier than usual because of the 1996 Olympics and the MLB Playoffs on Fox during the month of October.

Later SoapNet aired reruns of the show seven days a week until 2013. The syndicated episodes featured the shows original music, unlike the DVD and Hulu releases. In 2015, Pop aired reruns of the show with two back-to-back episodes until the show was removed from the network in 2017, but it still continues to air reruns on the network as of August 2018. The syndicated episodes that are featured on this network however, do not use the shows original music with the content mostly taken from the DVD releases.

                                     

4.1. Broadcast Specials

A number of specials were produced during and after the shows run.



                                     

4.2. Broadcast International

Various networks around the world subsequently aired Beverly Hills, 90210.

  • Portugal: on RTP1 from 1992 to 1997 with later reruns on RTP2
  • Namibia: on NBC.
  • Argentina: aired on Sony Entertainment Television
  • Ireland: on RTE Two.
  • Brazil: on TV Globo Network and Animax there known as Barrados no Baile.
  • Lebanon: on Tele Liban.
  • Poland: on TVP1 from 1994 to 1998; later on TVN reruns on Polsat, TV4; currently as of spring of 2014 CBS Drama
  • Australia: aired on Network Ten, Eleven, Fox8 and their now ceased Fox Kids.
  • Canada: the shows later seasons aired on Global. It was also shown on TVA in French and aired in syndication on TVtropolis.
  • Colombia: The show originally aired on Cadena 2 Later called "Canal A" presented by Producciones Punch, in Wednesdays afternoons. Later seasons were aired on Sunday nights. When each season ended, was replaced by Baywatch or Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
  • Guyana: on RCA Channel and DTV Channel 8.
  • Greece: on Mega Channel.
  • France: on TF1 and later TF6 and AB1
  • Mexico: on Televisa.
  • Philippines: on ABS-CBN from 1991 to 1996, then on Studio 23 from 1996 to 2000.
  • Latin America: on Sony Entertainment Television.
  • Finland: on MTV 3 later named MTV.
  • Denmark: on TV2, currently airing on TV2 Zulu.
  • New Zealand: on TV3.
  • Middle East: on America Plus.
  • Lithuania: on Tele-3 later TV3
  • Belgium Flanders: aired on VTM.
  • Fiji: on Fiji One.
  • Croatia: on Croatian Radiotelevision.
  • Hong Kong: on ATV.
  • Indonesia: aired on RCTI and has also aired on Indosiar from August 1993 to December 2000.
  • Romania: on TVR1, Pro TV
  • United Kingdom: ITV showed the first two seasons until the satellite channel Sky 1 acquired the rights for the rest of its run from Seasons 3–9; Season 10 was never shown. Five later acquired the repeat rights of Seasons 1–4. Currently it is being show on CBS Drama.
  • United Arab Emirates: on Channel 33, the countrys English television network.
  • Israel: on Hot 3 and Arutz HaYeladim.
  • Serbia: on Radio Television of Serbia, Happy TV
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: aired on BHRT.
  • Germany: on RTL Television.
  • Russia: on CTC, NTV Russia
  • Netherlands: on RTL and Veronica.
  • North Macedonia: on Macedonian Radio Television.
  • Singapore: on Mediacorp Channel 5
  • Turkey: first on Interstar later named Star, then on Kanal D, then on Show TV and finally on Cine 5.
  • South Africa: on M-Net
  • Italy: Italia 1, reruns aired on It! Italia Teen Television, Rai 4, SkyUno and Italia Uno.
  • Spain: on Tele 5.
  • Slovenia: on POP TV
  • Malaysia: on TV2 and 8TV.


                                     

5.1. Reception U.S. ratings

After poor ratings in the first season, the episodes average ratings per season increased, constantly maintained above 11% from season two until season five, despite Shannen Dohertys departure at the end of season four. From season six until the end of the series the average rating gradually decreased, and the final blow to the show was the early ninth seasons departures of Jason Priestley and Tiffani Thiessen both season peaks at 8.1%. Since then no episode reached 8% again in ratings until the series finale, despite Luke Perrys return, with average ratings falling to 6.9% in season nine and 5.9% in the last season. During the entire series, the episodes with the highest ratings peaked at 14.1%, and included the closing episodes of seasons two and three, and the opening episode of season five.

  • Specials
  • 10-Year High School Reunion 7 million viewers, 4.5 rating repeat on August 7, 2003: 3.3 million; 2.1 rating
  • Our Favorite Moments of 90210 Season 9: 5.3 rating
  • Debut: Class of Beverly Hills/Pilot – 7.2 rating
  • Best Moments of 90210 Season 6: 8.4 rating
  • Behind the Scenes Season 3: 8.2 rating
  • Final Goodbye Season 10: 6.8 rating
  • Series Finale: 16.8 million viewers; 9.6 rating 8-10pm
                                     

6. Series finale

Ratings for the tenth season declined to an average of 10 million viewers per episode according to a May 2000 issue of Us Weekly. The ratings were small compared to previous seasons. The lower ratings, along with the high costs associated with any television show in its later seasons, led Fox to end the series in January 2000. Though there were many cast changes, over 25 million people tuned in to watch the final episode, which aired in May 2000. All of the original younger cast, excluding Shannen Doherty and Douglas Emerson, appeared in the series finale. Tiffani Thiessen also returned in the series finale.

                                     

7. Impact

Entertainment Weekly named the show #20 on its list of top 100 TV shows in the past 25 years. The magazine also named the theme song #15 on its list of top 25 TV theme songs in the past 25 years, and the "90210 Sideburns" #50 on its list of Pop Culture Moments that Rocked Fashion. The show was named one of the Best School Shows of All Time by AOL TV.

The first-season episode "Spring Dance" caused outrage from many parents after the character of Brenda loses her virginity to Dylan. Parents were offended by the fact that Brenda suffers no consequences and shows no remorse for having had sex, something unusual for network television in 1991. After a slew of angry phone calls to the network, Fox decided to placate upset viewers by featuring a pregnancy scare for Brenda and Dylan in the second season, as a means of "punishing" the teenagers for their decision. Executive Producer Charles Rosin criticized this decision, saying "Someday I will write a long article about the censorship that occurred after Brenda lost her virginity at the Spring Dance to her boyfriend who had been AIDS tested because she was happy and not full of remorse."

In February 1992, at the height of the shows popularity, the three main stars, Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry, were featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. Read the article and see the cover.



                                     

7.1. Impact Parodies

The rap duo Insane Clown Posse released an EP titled Beverly Kills 50187 which featured a song titled "Beverly Kills" describing member Violent J killing the series characters for being rich and prejudiced toward the "lower class".

The short-lived The Ben Stiller Show did a parody of this show, The Heights and Melrose Place called Melrose Heights 90210-2420 that portrayed the cast as superficial, self-absorbed, and self-pitying, as well as introducing each of the stereotypical cast along with "Akeem, the black guy". A typical episodes "issue" was a character getting a headache, which affected all the other characters. Each episode would end the same upbeat song resembling The Heights hit single "How Do You Talk to an Angel" performed by the whole cast with new lyrics for each episode.

A cutaway gag in an episode of Family Guy parodied the fact that a number of the shows cast members were in their mid-to-late 20s and not teenagers. In the gag, Andrea is portrayed as a senile elderly woman.

When Jason Priestley guest-hosted Saturday Night Live in 1992, one of that episodes sketches, which parodied Beverly Hills 90210 involved that towns zip code being changed to 90218 due to the 1990 Census redistricting. Several of the characters take offense to the fact that Beverly Hills will be absorbed into poorer communities and convene at the Peach Pit, where a Hispanic busboy expresses pride that his native community of Reseda now shares the same zip code as the 90210 cast. The gang lashes out in different ways, with Dylan getting drunk and Donna and Kelly going impulse shopping. Priestley, in his role of Brandon, confiscates all their keys and puts them in a lockbox and gives them a tag to reclaim them when they regain self-control. The sketch ends with the zip code "Beverly Hills, 90210" retained as their rich and powerful parents lobbied the US government not to redistrict.

The Fox sketch show The Edge did a parody of 90210 that mocked Tori Spelling. During the sketch, the character of Tori constantly says, "I can do whatever I want because this is my Daddys show." Aaron Spelling took offense to this, and asked for an apology from the producers of the show. Saturday Night Live also did a Tori Spelling parody as well, where Melanie Hutsell spoofed Spelling, which was met with less protest.

The Mickey Mouse Club did a parody sketch called Beverly Hillbillies 90210, combining the characters of both 90210 and The Beverly Hillbillies. In 1999, Christina Aguilera from the Mickey Mouse Club made a cameo performance on Beverly Hills 90210 as herself performing at the PPAD for David Silvers surprise birthday party, season 10 episode 2: "Lets Eat Cake". Music from former MMC members Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez of N Sync also was originally used during several opening title sequences during the mid-to-late seasons of 90210.

MADtv made its own parodies of the show as Beverly Hills, 90210 B.C. set in prehistoric Beverly Hills. When Luke Perry made his high-profile return to the series, MADtv did a second parody entitled Beverly Hills 9021-H20 which had the characters being stalked and killed off by Luke Perry Pat Kilbane, who had rejoined the cast as a masked killer who was a parody of Michael Myers of the Halloween film series.

The Czech TV Nova parody show Tele made parody of the show known as Heverly Debils. Three mini-episodes about 10 minutes each were filmed.

GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan released a song called "Killah Hills 10304", a reference to the shows title in a song about crime and a rough neighborhood.

A VH1 promo for I Love the 90s featured Hal Sparks and Michael Ian Black sitting in the Peach Pit, with Beverly Hills, 90210 s theme music playing. Joe E. Tata also appears in the promo as Nat.

In 2009, The Simpsons aired an episode called "Waverly Hills, 9-0-2-1-Doh", which features Lisa wanting to go to a better school and finding it in the very posh town of Waverly Hills.

On the 9th season of RuPauls Drag Race, the contestants acted in a parody of the show, called "Beverly Hills, 9021-HO". The episode was guest judged by Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling.

                                     

8. Spin-offs and other media

Novelizations

Several books based on the scripts were written by Mel Gilden.

Unauthorized Story

On October 3, 2015 a television movie called The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story was first released. It told the behind the scenes making of story of the show.



                                     

8.1. Spin-offs and other media Melrose Place

The series Melrose Place was a spin-off from the show, as actor Grant Show who played Jake on Melrose Place appeared for a multi-episode run at the end of the series second season as Kellys love interest, and a friend of Dylans. Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering made appearances as their Beverly Hills, 90210 characters in the first few episodes of Melrose Place.

                                     

8.2. Spin-offs and other media Models Inc

Models Inc., a series about the personal and professional struggles of several young models, spin-off from Melrose Place. The series was introduced via the characters Hillary Michaels, the mother of Melrose Place s Amanda Woodward, and model Sarah Owens - both of whom had appeared in a multi-episode run on MP. In addition to his role in Melrose Place, Jake Hanson was the only character to appear in both Beverly Hills, 90210 and Models Inc.

                                     

8.3. Spin-offs and other media 90210

A third spin-off premiered in on The CW Network on September 2, 2008, focusing on a family from Kansas who move to Beverly Hills when the childrens grandmother suffers from alcohol addiction.

In guest appearances, Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty and Tori Spelling reprised their roles as Kelly Taylor, Brenda Walsh and Donna Martin, respectively. Joe E. Tata also reprised his role as Nat, owner of the Peach Pit, diner turned coffee house, for a couple of episodes at the beginning of the shows first season.

The series was canceled by The CW on February 28, 2013 after five seasons.

                                     

8.4. Spin-offs and other media Melrose Place 2009

A fifth series was officially picked up by The CW on May 21, 2009. The show is an updated version of Melrose Place, featuring a group of young adults living in a West Hollywood apartment complex. Smallville producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer wrote the pilot script and became the executive producers on the series. The series was canceled on May 20, 2010.

                                     

8.5. Spin-offs and other media Novelizations

Several books based on the scripts were written by Mel Gilden.

                                     

8.6. Spin-offs and other media Unauthorized Story

On October 3, 2015 a television movie called The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story was first released. It told the behind the scenes making of story of the show.

                                     

9. Reboot

In December 2018 it was reported on Deadline Hollywood that a reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 was being shopped around to different networks. The project was initially developed by Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth in conjunction with CBS Television Studios, and was first hinted at by Spelling on her Instagram page the previous March. The bulk of the original cast is attached, including Garth, Spelling, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris. CBS confirmed on December 18 that the project was in "early development", adding "We arent confirming much detail except that it is an untraditional take on a reboot with some of the original cast".

On February 1, 2019, Spelling confirmed that a reboot of the show was underway, stating,

It is the OG crew back together, and we’re playing heightened versions of ourselves. The fans will be pleasantly surprised, though, because we will intercut that with scenes from the show. So itll be a whole ensemble cast.

She added that "almost everybody" from the original cast was set to return, with Luke Perrys participation initially presumed to be limited because of his work on Riverdale until his death on March 4.

Following Perrys death, CBS Television executive David Stapf said the new series would honor him in some way. Stapf also confirmed Spelling pitched the idea of a new TV show reuniting the original cast.

On February 27, 2019, it was announced that a six-episode reboot had been ordered by Fox. According to a press release on April 26, 2019, the revival - retitled as BH90210 - will feature the cast playing "heightened versions of themselves" in an irreverent drama "inspired by their real lives and relationships with each other." On May 8, 2019, it was announced that the reboot will premiere on August 7, 2019, at 9/8c on Fox. It was announced on November 7, 2019 that there would not be a season 2 of the reboot.