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

(1990–2000)

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Douglas Emerson asked to be released from his role as Scott Scanlon because he'd lost interest in acting. Since then, he has retired from acting, spent several years in the U.S. Air Force, and started a family.
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When Shannen Doherty left the show, Drew Barrymore was offered a spot as her replacement. Barrymore rejected it because she wanted to focus on her film career. Alyssa Milano was a strong contender for a while, and Alicia Silverstone turned down the role before Tiffani Thiessen was cast.
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Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling were the only six cast members to appear in both the pilot and the series finale.
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The character of Dylan was only supposed to appear in one or two episodes. Fox executives weren't sold on the fictional character or Luke Perry's acting 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.
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In its early seasons, the episodes were issue-based, until the producers decided it should be a teen soap opera.
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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).
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Luke Perry auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders before being cast as Dylan McKay.
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Aaron Spelling created the character of Gina Kincaid especially for Vanessa Marcil.
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Lyman Ward played Jim Walsh in the pilot. The scenes were cut and re-shot with James Eckhouse.
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"West Beverly" does not exist. Beverly Hills High School would not allow the use of their name in the series.
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At the start of filming, Shannen Doherty was 19, Jennie Garth was 18, Tori Spelling was 17, Jason Priestley was 20, Luke Perry was 23, Brian Austin Green was 17, Ian Ziering was 26, and Gabrielle Carteris was 29.
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Hilary Swank was contracted for two years, but she ended up being fired after 16 episodes.
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Gabrielle Carteris was 29 years old when the series began.
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In 2016, Gabrielle Carteris became president of SAG-AFTRA (the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists). As one of her first causes as SAG president, Carteris, who was often singled out for ridicule because she was over a decade older than most high school graduates when Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) started, took up California Bill AB 1687, which would require entertainment websites and databases to remove actors' ages if they request it. When the bill passed, Carteris released a statement saying that the new law would help prevent age-based discrimination in Hollywood and "career damage caused by the publication of performers' dates of birth on online subscription websites used for casting like IMDb."
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In the pilot, Tori Spelling is not listed as part of the main cast.
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The address of the house used for exterior shots of the "Walsh home" is 1675 East Altadena Drive, Altadena, California.
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The show had many changes after the pilot. The Walsh house changed to a different building, which explains why the scenery behind James Eckhouse in the re-shot pilot scenes matches the Walsh house used in the remaining 10 years of the series, but not the house used only in the pilot. Brandon's car changed from a Chevy Chevette to a 1978 Mercury Cougar, called "Mondale". Luke Perry is first featured in the second episode. The building for "The Peach Pit" changed a few episodes into season one.
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The series ran from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000.
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Brandon and Brenda never had a birthday party during the show's run.
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Kristin Dattilo was up for the role of Brenda Walsh, but turned it down. She would later appear as Melissa Coolidge in Beverly Hills, 90210: One Man and a Baby (1991).
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Brandon Walsh was also the name of Josh Brolin's character in The Goonies (1985).
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Tori Spelling (Donna Martin), Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor), Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders) and Brian Austin Green (David Silver) are the only actors to remain with the series throughout its entire run.
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Jackie Taylor was played by Pamela Galloway in the pilot and by Ann Gillespie for the rest of the series.
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Terence Ford and Arthur Brooks both portrayed Dylan's father, Jack McKay, in two episodes before Josh Taylor assumed the role.
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The house used for exterior shots of the Beach apartment is located in Hermosa Beach, California. The same house appears in My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988).
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Although Valerie Malone mentions Brenda Walsh as a close family friend, Shannen Doherty and Tiffani Thiessen never appeared together in a scene. Thiessen was cast as a replacement after Doherty left. That was only explained as a reason for the relationship between the characters by including her on the show.
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Potomac, Maryland, Darren Star's hometown, was the inspiration for the show.
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Aaron Spelling created the character of musician Ray Pruit especially for Jamie Walters after working with him on The Heights (1992).
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Luke Perry, who played Dylan McKay was the first from the main cast of the show to have tragically passed away from a massive stroke on March 4, 2019, at the age of 52. His family was by his side upon his passing.
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Tori Spelling (Donna Martin) appears in 290 of the series' 292 episodes, more than anyone else. The only episodes in which she does not appear are Beverly Hills, 90210: Every Dream Has Its Price (Tag) (1990) and Beverly Hills, 90210: One Man and a Baby (1991).
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Executive producer Charles Rosin worked 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.
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Brandon's car was named after Walter Mondale, Minnesota's senior U.S. Senator during the late 1970's and early 1980's. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1984, losing to incumbent Ronald Reagan.
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Tori Spelling originally auditioned for the role of Kelly Taylor. She was offered the role of Donna Martin a week later.
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The show was canceled on January 24, 2000.
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Wings Hauser was offered the role of Jack McKay. Scheduling conflicts prevented him from taking it.
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The name of the fictional series that Steve's mom was the star of was "Hartley House".
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In the season one opening credits, the girl in the black and red bikini is Noelle Parker. She appeared as Tiffany Morgan in Beverly Hills, 90210: Every Dream Has Its Price (Tag) (1990).
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Before Denise Dowse played Mrs. Teasley, the Principal of West Beverly High, she played Professor Harriet Strathmore from UCLA in Beverly Hills, 90210: The 17 Year Itch (1990).
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Stacy Ferguson also known as Fergie, made an appearance in an episode with her all girl group Wild Orchid at the Peach Pit After Dark.
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Actors Vivica A. Fox, Djimon Hounsou, and Casper Van Dien made appearances on episodes of the show. Fox, played Brandon's interracial love interest, Hounsou played a bouncer and Van Dien was Steve's frat brother.
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