She created headlines in the 90’s then left the hugely popular series only to return for its first reboot in 2008 and then faced a massive and brave battle against breast cancer but where was Shannen Doherty when news dropped the original Peach Pitt Pals were once again reuniting?
Her name, along with teen heartthrob, the late Luke Perry were major omissions the news with fans wondering was the blood really that bad between Doherty and the rest of the gang? But no need to worry as Doherty herself dropped the news that she is infact coming back the the iconic 90’s zipcode.
So yes!! Brenda Walsh, 90201’s original bad girl is back!!
Here’s the official synopsis of the reboot is as follows:
Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Shannen, Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to get a ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast – whom the whole world watched grow up together – attempts to continue from where they left off?
No word as yet if the show will acknowledge the existence of the 2008 reboot and as it stood, Perry had not signed on for any involvement with the show prior to his death.
The 90210 reboot is slated to air later this year on FOX in the USA
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.
With the news of a Murder She Wrote reboot is in the works and revitalised versions of Dallas and Hawaii Five-0 currently on our screens, the news that CBS are looking to reboot the supernatural series Charmed makes me wonder if there are any more original ideas out there for a new TV show.
CBS TV Studios, who have the rights the entire Aaron Spelling library, have revealed that they are planning to bring back the classic 90’s show about a trio of sisters (are are also witches) who use their powers for good. The original series, which began in 1998, ran for eight seasons and starred former Picket Fences star Holly Marie Combs, Beverly Hills 90210 bad-girl Shannen Doherty and child star Alyssa Milano (Doherty who left the show was replaced by Rose McGowan)
No actual commitment to filming has been made with CBS noting only a pilot script has been ordered and is being penned by Party Of Five co-creator Chris Keyser and partner Sydney Sidner.
Looking at the success of current Fantasy/Horror series, it’s no real surprise that Charmed was picked to be re-boot with The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries all pulling strong numbers and with this reboot being created by CBS and not the tween orientated CW network, we’ll have to see just how dark the show could go.
While it’s been seven years since the show aired an original episode, A report last year said Charmed was the second most binged show on Netflix and repeats still air on both the TNT and WE. networks.