The CW has announced that they plan on ending ‘90210’ when the season comes to an end in May. The show has slumped in the ratings, and after five seasons, the CW has decided to call it quits.
“The CW has had five great seasons with America’s favorite zip code, 90210,” CW network president Mark Pedowitz announced in a statement. “I’d like to thank the talented cast, producers, and crew for all their hard work and dedication to the series. We are very proud of the West Beverly High alumni.”
90210, the fourth series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise from the 1990s, premiered to great expectations in 2008. It stars AnnaLynne McCord, Shenae Grimes, Matt Lanter, Jessica Stroup, and Jessica Lowndes, among others. (Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Jennie Garth appeared in Seasons 1 and 2 to help launch the series but was later written out.)
Lanter, who plays bad boy Liam Court on the soap, spoke recently to Bullett about the uncertainty of the show’s future. “There’s always something new on the horizon,” he said in response to a question about his next project. “But right now, we don’t know if we’re coming back or not for 90210. We’re kind of in this limbo area…I think if we are back for season six, there’s gonna be some major changes that take place for the characters.”
Alas, fans will never know what changes the writers may have had in store, but there’s still plenty of drama left before the series ends. Michael Jackson’s son Prince Michael Jackson is set to make his acting debut on the finale, and the recently reunited Fall Out Boy will perform on an April episode.
I watched this for about half of the first season. It was never really my thing. I know plenty of people who liked it, but it was just way too much cheese for me.
Will you miss it?