Sun, surf, beaches, romance, blackmail, the Peach Pit – Beverly Hills 90210 was must-see TV back in the 90’s and spawned the hugely popular Melrose Place and even a 90210 remake that ended in 2013. The original 90210 ended more than a decade ago, yet one of the shows stars, Ian Ziering, believed that final episode would not be the last time the 90210 cast would be on screen together.
It turns out, Ziering had detailed plans for a reunion (of sorts) which he revealed while on Oprah: Where Are They Now. His plan included arranging a special dinner party at his house for the cast that would be filmed by cameras placed throughout his home in which events that would be loosely scripted, would play out for all to see.
“My idea was that I was going to cater a nice dinner in my home. I was going to have little cameras spaced throughout the house. It was going to be loosely scripted where we would break off into little social bouquets and talk about different moments and different times,” Ziering explains. A big part of the plan was for this reunion dinner to air on Sept. 2, 2010. “The significance of that date is that it’s 9/02/10!” Ziering says.
So why did it not happen? Did Shannen Doherty refuse to have any part of it? Was Gabrielle Carteris so used to being away from the spotlight, the thought of doing such a project frightened her? No. Turns out, no network would buy the project.
“I couldn’t get a network to buy it,” Ziering says. “It’s astonishing to me. I mean, ‘90210’ on 9/02/10?… The production companies don’t want to pay for it. We certainly weren’t going to do it for free, but then, we weren’t asking for a king’s ransom compared to what they would have made in advertising.”
Check out the video at HuffingtonPost.com of Ziering talking about his 90210 reunion dinner and some of the special moments he was planning to orchestrate.
- New Episode of ‘Oprah: Where Are They Now?’ FEaturing 90210’s Ian Ziering, Ivana Trump and More (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com)
- Watch 90210′s Ian Ziering Reenact Steve and Brandon’s “Spring Fling” Fight (celebuzz.com)
- Beverly Hills, 90210 (walkmemorylane.wordpress.com)
- Ian Ziering On The 90210 Reunion That Never Happened (Huffington Post)