90210 - Season 1 [UPDATED]
Season one regular cast members include Rob Estes, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, Jessica Stroup, Dustin Milligan, Ryan Eggold, AnnaLynne McCord, Michael Steger, Lori Loughlin, and Jessica Walter. Along with special guests from the original series, Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, and Tori Spelling. In the thirteenth episode, Walter left the series and Jessica Lowndes was promoted to a series regular due to "financial reasons". The CW also hired Rebecca Sinclair to re-tool the series as head writer. She took over completely as executive producer by the end of the season, after Sachs and Judah resigned.
90210 - Season 1
On March 13, 2008, it was announced that The CW was developing a contemporary spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210, which first aired on Fox from October 1990 to May 2000. The project was put on the fast track by the network, and an order of the pilot was expected by the end of the month. The Beverly Hills, 90210 creator, Darren Star, was announced not to be involved with the project, as well as producer Aaron Spelling, who died in 2006. The only surviving element from the original series was the Creative Artists Agency, the talent agency which masterminded the spin-off idea. A detailed breakdown of the pilot written by Thomas was released on March 17, containing information on the plot and characters of the series. None of the characters were related to the original series; however, the series' featured a similar premise: a family with two teenagers who recently moved from the Midwest to Beverly Hills. To reflect the situation at the Beverly Hills school, where around 40 percent of the students were from Persian descent, a student named Navid Shirazi was created. Thomas intended to introduce The Peach Pit, the diner from Beverly Hills, 90210, but noted that it would not be featured in the pilot. The writer considered giving the siblings a job at a movie theater, as he did not want them to use their parent's credit cards. On April 14, Thomas announced that he was leaving the series to focus on his two pilots for ABC. Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah were hired as the new executive producers and wrote a new version of the script in late April. Sachs said that although Thomas had a "great script", their version of the script was edgier.
The producers wanted to see "as many of the original cast members as possible", but were careful not to "parade them all out in the pilot". Following rumors of cast members from Beverly Hills, 90210 appearing on the spin-off, The CW confirmed that Shannen Doherty would be returning in a recurring role as her original character. Sachs met with Doherty over dinner, and told her about the 90210 spin-off. Over the next few weeks, they established Brenda's backstory and Doherty agreed to guest star in several episodes. Doherty and Garth told reporters that they were nervous about reuniting and filming scenes together for the 90210 spin-off. While starring in the original series, the actresses were known for feuding on and off the set, which lead to Doherty leaving the series in 1994. The pair had not spoken for years before filming their first scene together, and commented on the amount of buildup and nerves leading towards their first meeting. Doherty commented, "I think when you're 18, your personalities conflict, then you meet up 10 or 15 years later, and the playing ground is totally different and you're fine."
The DVD release of season one was released after the season completed broadcast on television. It has been released in Regions 1, 2 and 4. As well as every episode from the season, the DVD release features bonus material such as deleted scenes, gag reels and behind-the-scenes featurettes.
The first season of Beverly Hills, 90210, an American teen drama television series aired from October 4, 1990, on Fox and 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, rape, alcohol abuse, and AIDS.
The series aired Thursdays at 9/8c in the United States averaging 14.2 million viewers a week. Beverly Hills, 90210 was created by Darren Star, who served as executive producer and show runner, and produced by Propaganda Films, 90210 Productions, Torand Productions and Spelling Television. It was released on DVD in 2006 by Paramount Home Entertainment.
On Metacritic, the first season of Beverly Hills, 90210 scored 46 out of 100, based on nine reviews, indicating "Mixed or average reviews". The season also currently has a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on five reviews.
The first season of 90210, an American television series, began on September 2, 2008. Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah are executive producers for the first season, after original producer Rob Thomas dropped out to focus on other projects. The series premiered to 4.65 million viewers, and broke records for The CW at the time, becoming their highest rated premiere in viewers and in Adults 18-49 with a 2.6 rating. On September 22, 2008, after airing just four episodes, the network gave the series a full season order of 24 episodes.
Much like the original series, Beverly Hills, 90210, 90210 follows the move of a family (parents Debbie and Harry Wilson, their daughter Annie and adopted son Dixon). Harry is actually from Beverly Hills and comes back both to look after his mother Tabitha and to work as the principal at West Beverly Hills High. All of them struggle to adjust to their new lives: Annie has a hard time balancing romances (starting with rich kid Ty) and friendships as well as popularity and identity; Dixon has issues with his adoption and African-American heritage; Harry and Debbie struggle with the revelation that Harry has a son with Tracy Clark, his former high school sweetheart.
Naomi's best friend, fallen starlet Adrianna battles drug addiction this season. When Harry decides to clean up the school with the help of an under-cover cop, Kimberly MacIntyre, Adrianna finds herself caught in the middle of the investigation. Adrianna lands in rehab where she begins a relationship with Navid Shirazi, head of the school's paper and Dixon's best friend. At first she only stays to "repay" him, but they start to genuinely care for each other. Adrianna later discovers she is pregnant as a result of her promiscuity while she was addicted. After telling Navid of her pregnancy, he breaks up with her. She and Navid get back together when he realises that even though she is a mess he can't get over her. They get engaged.
Another featured character is Silver, Kelly Taylor's half-sister and Naomi's former best friend, until Silver's father's affair was revealed. She quickly befriends Annie and starts dating Dixon, who is somewhat taken aback by her not-so-90210 lifestyle, as she is a virgin who doesn't care about popularity. In a multi-episode arc that culminated in a very special episode. It is revealed that Silver has Bipolar Disorder. Kelly is now a guidance counsellor at West Beverly and has a son named Sammy. She briefly dates Ryan before leaving to work on her relationship with former boyfriend and father of Sammy, Dylan McKay. This briefly causes friction with Brenda Walsh as they both struggle with their lingering feelings towards Dylan. When Kelly returns, she not only discovers Ryan's relationship with student/cop Kimberly but also that he slept with Brenda, re-creating the rift between the two friends. Following Brenda's discovery that she cannot have children, however, the women are drawn together in an accord once again.
In other television news, there's The Waltons Season 7, Cheers Season 9, Beverly Hills 90210 Season 4, and Seasons 1, 2, and 3 of I Spy. Amazon.com is also doing some heavily discounted bundling of TV sets already out there. These kinds of buys are tough to pass up if you like the shows and don't already own them. They include: Lost Season 1-3, Scrubs Seasons 1-6, Grey's Anatomy Seasons 1-3, and Desperate Housewives Seasons 1-3. Sales like this are good ways to clear out back inventory since buying trends show that more than 90% of season box sets are purchased during their first month on store shelves.
Next week, Hollywood's attention will shift from video store shelves to multiplexes as the summer blockbuster season gets under way. This is reflected by the anemic list of titles arriving on DVD. Of course, the box office weakness from January through April will be reflected in the home video market from May through July.
"I had three kids before I was 30 and it really did a number on my body," she told the Dr. 90210 cameras. "I had no idea that just getting the surgery was going to make me feel so much better in every area of my life." 041b061a72