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(2008–2013)

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Hilary Duff was first offered the part of Annie Wilson but declined the role. Shenae Grimes-Beech was then cast as Annie.
Jessica Lowndes was originally contracted for a maximum of four episodes only and wound up being on every episode but one.
Jessica Stroup, who played (Erin) Silver, originally auditioned for the role of Annie Wilson.
Original cast member Dustin Milligan was dropped from the show by the producers after Season 1, and he was not asked to return for Season 2.
Cast members from the original Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) to appear on this follow-up included: Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, Tori Spelling, Ann Gillespie, and Joe E. Tata. Jason Priestley directed an episode.
In an earlier episode, Naomi shows up to school in sweats and UGG boots while Annie says, "Is she wearing UGG boots? What is it? 2002?" In the same season a few episodes later, Annie is seen sitting on her couch at home wearing gold UGG boots herself.
Dustin Milligan was the first actor to be cast.
AnnaLynne McCord admitted that she was initially reluctant to take the role of Naomi Clark.
The producers claimed that when they saw Shenae Grimes-Beech's auditioning tape, they immediately knew she would be perfect for the role of Annie Wilson.
When asked to describe his character, Tristan Mack Wilds called Dixon Wilson a mixture of Ferris Bueller, the Fresh Prince, and Zack Morris.
The first season focused on paying tribute to the original series, however, after the first season barely got picked up for another season, the show got new producers who changed the entire direction of the show, and lots of elements of the original series were dropped.
The school featured as West Beverly High School is the same school lot used in Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), She's All That (1999), and Not Another Teen Movie (2001).
The house bought by Naomi and then by her sister, Jen, is the same house Nolan Ross bought on TV series Revenge (2011). Both shows take place across the country from each other, but both are at locations with a beach near by Revenge (2011) is set in the Hamptons, which is on the east coast; 90210 (2008) is set in Beverly Hills, which is on the west coast.
The show was cancelled on February 28, 2013.
The soft drink Dr. Pepper is featured prominently in many episodes, usually at the Peach Pit.
Jessica Stroup, Shenae Grimes-Beech, and AnnaLynne McCord appeared in every single episode.
Tristan Mack Wilds was the last original main character cast. When he came in, the cast and crew were already busy shooting promos.
AnnaLynne McCord's character, Naomi Clark, had her boyfriend cheat on her after prom in the first season. McCord also had a brief role on The O.C. (2003) as a prom goer who is caught with Marissa's boyfriend cheating on her.
Aimee Teegarden (Rhonda) from Season 1 and Matt Lanter (Liam) both starred in Star-Crossed (2014) together as love interests.
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Justin Deeley, who played Austin in Season 4 and 5, appeared in the last episode of Season 3 as a stripper named Terry.
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Jessica Stroup and Shenae Grimes-Beech are good friends in real life as well.
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Jessica Stroup auditioned for the role of Annie Wilson, but believed she was not Midwestern enough.
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Rob Estes, who plays Harry Wilson, previously played Kyle McBride on Melrose Place (1992), which is a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), the show's predecessor.
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Jessica Stroup was driving on the road when she received a call that she was cast as Erin Silver on the show, and she was so excited that she almost got pulled over.
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Upon its first season, 90210 (2008) was heavily criticized for its three leading actresses being considerably thin and underweight (considering their height). Jessica Stroup, at 5'8," weighed a mere 100 lbs, approximately; Shenae Grimes-Beech, at 5'3," weighed approximately 90 lbs; AnnaLynne McCord, at 5'7," weighed approximately 110 lbs.
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In one episode, Dixon and Navid and a group of other people cross the street with a sign saying not to walk.
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Annie and Dixon's grandmother, Tabitha, played by Jessica Walter and Ivy's mom, Laurel, played by Kelly Lynch share the same birthday.
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90210 (2008) was on the air for five years, which was half as many years as the original Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990).
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Jessica Lowndes and AnnaLynne McCord have both appeared on the television show Greek (2007) and the film The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

At the end of Season 3, Annie was planning on attending Carnegie Mellon University, Liam was going to go to Drexel University, and they were going to live together. While both schools are in Pennsylvania, Drexel is in Philadelphia and Carnegie Mellon is in Pittsburgh, which is roughly a five-hour drive from each other.

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