BH90210 revival series cancelled after one season at FOX
“We are so proud to have reunited in a very special summer event one of the network’s legacy series and casts with 90210 fans across the country,” FOX said in a statement. “Profound thanks to and respect for Brian, Gabrielle, Ian, Jason, Jennie, Shannen and Tori, who, along with the entire crew and everyone at FOX and CBS Television Studios, poured their hearts and souls into this truly inventive and nostalgic revival.”
The first season of the comedy drama was made up of six episodes with original stars Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth serving as its executive producer. Spelling and Garth along Brian Austin Green took to their social media accounts to give their reactions to the cancellation and to thank fans for the success of their reunion.
In the first season, 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?
The first rebooted series, simply titled 90210, debuted on The CW in 2008 and ran for five seasons until 2013, featuring original cast members Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, Ann Gillespie, Tori Spelling and Joe E. Tata in guest appearances. The meta reboot was originally being shopped to multiple networks, with CBS actively developing the project as recently as December, but it appears the series had return to its home network of Fox — and was labeled as a co-production of CBS TV Studios and Fox Entertainment.
Luke Perry, who passed away on March 4, had not previously committed due to his work on Riverdale. BH90210 had paid tribute to Perry in one its episodes..
Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini, who worked on The CW series, also wrote and executive produced the revival. They have some history with the mockumentary format, as well, as the two created So NoTORIous, the Tori Spelling vehicle that aired for one season on VH1 back in 2006.