Not all revivals get the time they need to grow.
Although it had a remarkable series premiere, BH90210 struggled to captivate viewers afterward.
Now the news has dropped that the revival is dead in the water.
The show, which suffered from creative issues well before its premiere, actually delivered a lot of soapy, fun goodness for those that understood the concept.
If you kept an eye on social media during premiere night, you know that a large portion of the audience got confused by the show within a show concept.
The idea was that the stars of Beverly Hills, 90210 reunited 30 years after the cultural hit launched to get it rebooted.
But instead of an actual reboot, BH90210 followed the stars playing exaggerated versions of themselves in mockumentary style while they pursued and kickstarted the revival.
Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green, and Ian Ziering all returned and took generous bites out of their stardom and later years with gusto.
The stars were making $70,000 per episode which equals a base salary of $420,000 per episode in salaries alone.
Garth and Spelling got an additional $15,000 per episode, and Priestley got an extra $46,000 for his directorial work.
That's not much at all for actors with their credits, but the show still managed to work into its finale that when the revival, which on BH90210 was picked up for a season, returned, one of them wouldn't make the cut for budgetary reasons.
Garth and Spelling shopped the series for almost a year before it landed the series deal with Fox Entertainment, the home of the original teen drama, and Spelling suggested that they had years worth of stories to tell.
"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.
"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."
While BH90210 Season 1 ended at a place that could stand alone, there were, indeed, a lot more avenues to travel.
Do you wish more people had understood the premise and turned in for the fun?
How do you think the show could have improved?
Should it have gotten yet another chance at success?
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