Kelly, Brenda, Brandon, and the rest of the Beverly Hills, 90210 crew is back, ready to remake the television show that made them iconic. Kind of.
The new Fox reboot, BH90210, isn’t exactly a reboot. It’s a scripted show that follows the original cast, playing themselves, as they try to create the reboot. Instead of just picking up 30 years in the future — and dealing with everything that happened in 90210, the CW remake that aired from 2008 through 2013 — the gang is instead going meta as they fall back into their former lives. Does any of this make sense?
Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, Ian Ziering, and Gabrielle Carteris are all returning to make the reboot. Or, as Shannen Doherty calls it “a revival set in a reboot.” Instead of playing Brenda, Brandon, Kelly, and so forth, the actors will be playing dramatized versions of themselves. Brian Austin Green and Jason Priestly even have fictional wives played by La La Anthony and Vanessa Lachey, respectively. It’s like the Kardashians of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians Christmas episode versus the regular Keeping Up with the Kardashians Kardashians. It’s a reality show, except entirely scripted.