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Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series 1990–2000) Poster

(1990–2000)

Trivia

There was not one character who appeared in all 292 episodes.
The character of Dylan was only supposed to be on for one or two episodes, because Fox executives weren't sold on either the fictional character or Luke Perry's ability. Aaron Spelling used his own funds to pay Perry's salary during those initial episodes, and the positive audience response led Fox to approve his addition to the regular cast.
Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling are the only six cast members to appear in both the Pilot and the Series Finale.
Actor Douglas Emerson asked to be released from his role as Scott Scanlon because he had no interest in acting any more, and in fact he has completely retired from acting since, instead spending several years in the U.S. Air Force and starting a family.
In its early seasons, the show's episodes were issue-based until the producers decided it should become a teen soap opera.
The character 'Jim Walsh' was ranked #41 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).
"West Beverly" does not exist. Beverly Hills High School would not allow the use of their name in the series.
When Shannen Doherty left the show, Drew Barrymore was offered a spot as her replacement, but Barrymore rejected it because she wanted to focus on her film career. Alyssa Milano was then for a while a strong contender, and Alicia Silverstone turned down the role before Tiffani Thiessen was cast.
Lyman Ward played Jim Walsh in the pilot. The scenes were cut and re-shot with James Eckhouse.
Aaron Spelling created the character of Gina Kincaid especially for Vanessa Marcil.
In the first season, when Donna tries out for school DJ, she is referred to as Donna Morgan. Throughout the entire show, her name is Donna Martin.
Gabrielle Carteris was 29 years old when the series began.
Brandon Walsh was also the name of Josh Brolin's character in The Goonies (1985)
Executive producer Charles Rosin would work six to six and a half days a week, 12 to 16 hours a day, 11 to 11 and a half months a year on the show.
Shannen Doherty and Tiffani Thiessen never once appeared together in a scene on the entire show.
Jackie Taylor was played by Pamela Galloway in the pilot and by Ann Gillespie for the rest of the series.
Kristin Dattilo was up for the role of Brenda Walsh, but turned it down. She would later guest star as Melissa Coolidge in an episode of the first season. Beverly Hills, 90210: One Man and a Baby (1991).
The series ran from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000.
Canceled on 24 January 2000.
Tori Spelling is not listed as part of the main cast in the pilot.
Brandon's car nicknamed the 'Mondale' was named after Walter Mondale. Mondale was Minnesota's senior U.S. Senator during the late 1970's and early 1980's, and was chosen by the Democratic Party to run for President in 1984, only to suffer a brutal landslide defeat to incumbent Republican President Ronald Reagan.
Many changes after the pilot episode: The Walsh house changes to a different building (which explains the odd scenery behind James Eckhouse in the re-shot pilot scenes as it matches the Walsh house used in the remaining 10 years of the series, not the house used only in the pilot.) Also, Brandon's car changes from a Chevy Chevette in the pilot to a different model car in later episodes, referred to as "Mondale". Also, Luke Perry does not appear in the series pilot, he is first featured in the second episode. The building for "The Peach Pit" was also changed after a few episodes in season one.
Terence Ford and Arthur Brooks both portrayed Dylan's father, Jack McKay, in two episodes before Josh Taylor assumed the role.
In the first season Donna Martin's mother was named 'Nancy Martin' and played by actress Jordana Capra when she was reintroduced in season 2 she was named 'Felice Martin' and was now played by actress Katherine Cannon.
Potomac, Maryland, Darren Star's hometown, was the inspiration for the show, and was originally going to be named "Potomac, 20854". However, it was believed that more people could associate with and recognize Beverly Hills as opposed to Potomac.
Wings Hauser was offered the role of Jack McKay but was prevented from taking the role by scheduling conflicts.
Dylan's house exterior changed without him moving. The first outside shots showed a white house in a comfy neighborhood. Later it showed at dark wood house set back from the street and down a slight incline.
The name of the fictional series that Steve's mom was the star of was "Hartley House".
"Mondale" is a 1978 Mercury Cougar.
The house used for exterior shots of the "Walsh home" is not in Beverly Hills at all - it is 1675 East Altadena Drive, Altadena, California.
The house used for exterior shots of the "Beach apartment" is located in Hermosa Beach, California. The same house is seen in the movie My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) with Dan Aykroyd and Kim Basinger.

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