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Once upon a time, the two-hour block of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place was primetime's biggest one-two punch. Now, the Aaron Spelling-produced shows are the subjects of Lifetime's next two unauthorized docudramas. Yes, Tori Spelling's Lifetime career has come full circle as now someone is actually playing her on the network. Gawk at the first cast pictures below, and cancel all your plans so you can watch the premieres of The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story on Oct. 3 and The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story on Oct. 10. The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story Abby Ross as Tori Spelling, Michele Goyns as Gabrielle Carteris, Ross Linton as Brian Austin Green, Jesy McKinney as Luke Perry, David Lennon as Ian Ziering, Max Lloyd-Jones as Jason Priestley, Abbie Cobb as Jennie Garth, and Samanta Munro as Shannen Doherty. The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story's Alyssa Lynch is also reprising her role as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. »
Lifetime’s “Unauthorized Beverly Hills 90210 Story” and “Unauthorized Melrose Place Story” are coming to life. The TV movies have both set their casts, and the cable net released the first photos on Wednesday.
The “90210” telepic (pictured above), follows the show’s ups and downs from many near-cancellations to achieving pop-culture phenomenon status and creating international A-listers, while the “Melrose Place” version will cover the casting dramas and sensational storylines that permeated the spinoff series.
Alyssa Lynch, who played Tiffani-Amber Thiessen in Lifetime’s “Saved by the Bell” story, will also portray her (and her “90210” character Valerie Malone) in this adaptation. Other cast members for that movie include Samantha Munro as Shannen Doherty/Brenda Walsh, Max Lloyd-Jones as Jason Priestley/Brandon Walsh, Abie Cobb as Jennie Garth/Kelly Taylor, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
If you squint your eyes, tilt your head and down two bottles of wine, the cast of Lifetime’s Unauthorized Melrose Place Story (Oct. 10, 8/7c) could totally pass for the ensemble of Fox’s iconic primetime soap.
Lifetime has released the first official cast shot from its upcoming tell-all, which aims to reveal what went down behind the scenes of Aaron Spelling’s popular drama from 1992 to 1999. Curiously, several key Melrose players are missing from the group shot, including whichever lucky actresses been given the honor of playing Kelly Rutherford and Lisa Rinna. »
When it rains, it pours, and right now, there's a '90s storm happening! Hot on the heels of the news that Lifetime will be doing a Beverly Hills, 90210 movie, E! News has learned that the network is also set to gift the world with The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story. Go on, call your mother and tell her the amazing news so you can squeal over it together, we'll wait. The latest tell-all will take viewers behind the doors of TV's most iconic apartment complex, showing what really went on during the filming of the Beverly Hills, 90210 companion series, which ran from 1992-99 and starred Heather Locklear, Grant Show, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Andrew Shue, Thomas Calabro and many »
In the 1990s, there was no bigger prime time soap than "Melrose Place" and now Lifetime has chosen it for the subject for its fourth 'unauthorized' tell-all film.
Starting life in 1992 as a more adult-centric spin-off of the popular teen soap "Beverly Hills 90210," 'Melrose' became a smash in its own right as the Aaron Spelling series explored the lives of twenty somethings in Los Angeles over the course of seven seasons and over two hundred episodes.
Courtney Thorne-Smith, Andrew Shue, Grant Show, Doug Savant, Marcia Cross, Daphne Zuniga, Laura Leighton, Jack Wagner, Thomas Calabro, Josie Bissett, Rob Estes, Brooke Langton, Jamie Luner, Alyssa Milano, Lisa Rinna, Vanessa Williams, Kelly Rutherford and Heather Locklear starred.
"The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story" follows in the wake of three »
- Garth Franklin
5 items from 2015
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