Thursday was a dark day for fans of BH90210.
FOX decided to pull the plug on the revival after just one season. The cast took to social media in the aftermath, and it certainly seems like a follow-up or something else entirely could be brewing.
“Summers highest rated show gets more meta by the minute #bh90210 practically writes itself,” Jennie Garth tweeted after the news broke, adding:
“Thank you for the 2nd season material 🤣 You never know what’s really going on behind the scenes! Stay tuned.”
It’s certainly a vague statement, especially considering that the show is not being shopped to other outlets.
Tori Spelling’s Instagram statement was somewhat lengthier.
3 things happened this past summer…
– 1. #bh90210 was the highest rated show of the summer .
– 2. Our #bh90210 cast proved that after 20 years, you indeed CAN go home again…
– 3. I didn’t cram myself (with 3 pairs of spanx! ) into a red dress I wore on tv when I was 18 years old for nothin…
– Sometimes home isn’t where you ARE but who you are WITH. Together, our #bh90210 family can do anything.
We’ve proved that to each other and our loyal fans. We ARE better together. – Our show is so meta that all the reality out there just helps us continue to evolve and gives us GREAT new storylines!
The gift that keeps on giving. We aim to keep audiences guessing what will happen next. So stay tuned as our journey unfolds… #bh90210 #onthemove #myhighschooldressfits #miraclesdohappen
It would be nice for the fans who watched it if there was a follow-up of sorts, but the meta revival was so polarizing that it’s possible that the next chapter could be an official revival set in the universe of the 1990-2000 OG series.
BH90210 was inspired by the real lives and relationships of Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling.
They reunited when one of them suggested it was time to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot on the air.
BH90210 Season 1 wrapped with the expectation of continuing, with Gabrielle revealing that the show was being picked up to series by Fox, but that one of the cast members would not be staging a comeback.
“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,” the network said in a statement on Thursday.
“Profound thanks to and respect for Brian [Austin Green], Gabrielle [Carteris], Ian [Ziering], Jason [Priestley], Jennie [Garth], Shannen [Doherty] and Tori [Spelling], 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.”
BH90210 Season 1 averaged 2.5 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49. The show started big with a 1.5 rating, but it concluded with a 0.7 rating in September.
Despite the erosion as the series progressed, the show commanded strong gains in post-airdate viewing, meaning that the jury was out on a renewal as a result.
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