Yesterday the American TV network The CW (US home of my fave Gossip Girl) announced its Autumn schedule, and one of the shows it filled us all in on was the new Beverly Hills 90210 spinoff – 90210. Here's an edited version of the details:
90210 looks at life through the eyes of Annie Mills and her adopted brother Dixon as they start at West Beverly Hills High School. The Mills family, including dad and mom have relocated to keep an eye on grandmother Tabitha (Jessica Walter, Arrested Development), a feisty-but-faded former TV star and a charter member of the Betty Ford Clinic.
For Annie and Dixon, evertything is made worse as their dad is the new high school principal. Annie and Dixon have a close sibling relationship, which they'll need to help them cope with all their new classmates, including Naomi, a spoiled rich girl; Ethan, a popular jock; Navid, an aspiring reporter; and Silver, a rebel who produces an online video series. Even the faculty seems hip, such as smart and funny teacher Ryan Matthews and beautiful guidance counselor Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth, Beverly Hills, 90210). The Mills family has just begun to realize how much their lives are about to change.
So should the show last, and make it over to our UK shores (probably not until 2009) would you be interested in watching it? Or is it just one too many wealthy American teen drama to take? Let me know!