'BH90210' canceled, Fox confirms 'Beverly Hills, 90210' reboot will not have a second season
A steep drop in ratings and some behind-the-scenes drama apparently led to the show's cancellation. The series featured several tribute moments to the late 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and 'Riverdale' star Luke Perry
Fox has confirmed that 'Beverly Hills, 90210' will not be returning for a second season. The show saw original cast members Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty all back together again.
In the reboot, they playing heightened versions of themselves, rather than their original characters. According to a report by Variety, the show was the highest-rated broadcast show of the summer.
The network, however, opted to cancel the summer revival that featured the original 'Beverly Hills, 90210' stars in a show-within-a-show after a low-rated season.
"We are so proud to have reunited in a very special summer event on of the network's legacy series and casts with 90210 fans across the country," said Fox 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 statement added.
The production too was not without drama and resulted in showrunner Patrick Sean Smith and multiple senior-level writers quitting the show.
Variety stated that the move was prompted by interference from two of the show's lead actresses, while another noted at the time that the writers were unhappy with one of the executives overseeing the project.
'BH90210' was produced by CBS Television Studios and Fox Entertainment. Paul Sciarrotta was the showrunner and exec produced alongside creators Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler. Carteris, Garth, Green, Priestley, Spelling, Doherty, and Ziering were all executive producers.
The series featured several tribute moments to the late 'Beverly Hills, 90210' and 'Riverdale' star Luke Perry, including a postscript at the end of the premiere from his first appearance as Dylan McKay.
The show debuted in 1990 and went on to become one of the network's top shows. It ran for a good 10 seasons and spawned multiple series including The CW's '90210' and 'Melrose Place'.