The cast of The CW’s reboot of 90210 is reuniting seven years after the series ended its five-season run on the network.
The West Beverly Hills High gang is getting back together for a digital reunion special called ET Presents… 9021OMG! The Cast Tells All. Joining the reunion are AnnaLynne McCord, Michael Steger, Shenae Grimes, Matt Lanter, Tristan “Mack” Wilds, Trevor Donovan, Jessica Stroup, and Jessica Lowndes. The reunion will be available to stream on The CW Seed, the youth-skewing network’s streaming service, beginning today, November 25, 2020.
The special will be hosted by Matt Cohen, who played Jeremy on the teen soap and is now an Entertainment Tonight correspondent. The reunion will cover all the on-set drama, guest stars, and the ending. The reboot followed the lives of a group of students from the upscale school. It largely centered around the Wilson family including Grimes’ Annie Wilson, her brother Dixon Wilson, played by Wilds, and their father Harrison Wilson, played by Rob Estes, who moved back to California to care for his mother, played by Jessica Walter, who clashes with his wife, played by Lori Loughlin, before that real-life college admission scam landed her in prison.
Beverly Hills, 90210 stars such as Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling also briefly appeared on the reboot alongside Shannen Doherty, who was also an original cast member on the OG show. It took awhile for 90210 to find its stride on The CW as it was trying to ride the teen soap popularity of Gossip Girl, which was the network’s most popular show at the time. Once the show started to focus on its own stories, rather than try to link to the original series, 90210 gained its own following during season two and was the #1 most successful show on DVR in the 18-49 demo. DVR ratings typically doubled their numbers and The CW described its DVR ratings as some of the most impressive on TV and cited them as the primary reason the show kept getting renewed until the show ended after season five.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I once watched this show when it originally aired and I’m thankful to this story for allowing me to find out that it’s available to stream for free on The CW Seed. While it never hit the pop-culture heights of the original show, it certainly had enough moments of guilty pleasure television to justify its existence.
Will YOU check out the 90210 reunion? ET Presents… 9021OMG! The Cast Tells All drops today on The CW Seed streaming service.