An edgy, contemporary spin-off of the iconic drama “Beverly Hills, 90210,” the new “90210” looks at life through the eyes of Annie Wilson (Shenae Grimes, “Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and her brother Dixon (Tristan Wilds, “The Wire”), whose first day at West Beverly Hills High School leaves no doubt they’re not in Kansas anymore. The Wilson family, including dad Harry (Rob Estes, “Melrose Place”) and mom Debbie (Lori Loughlin, “Summerland”), has relocated to Beverly Hills to keep an eye on Harry’s mother Tabitha (Jessica Walter, “Arrested Development”), a feisty-but-faded former television star and a charter member of the Betty Ford Clinic.
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“90210” Tuesdays (8:00-9:00 p.m.) on The CW
For Annie and Dixon, the awkwardness of being the new kids is made worse by the fact that their dad has taken a job as the high school principal. The school is one big culture shock for Annie, a sweet and friendly girl with a passion for the theater, and Dixon, a star athlete and scholar who was adopted by the Wilson family after they took him in as a foster child. Annie and Dixon have a close sibling relationship, which they’ll need to help them cope with all the new cliques and classmates, including Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord, “Nip/Tuck”), a hot, spoiled, rich girl; Ethan (Dustin Milligan, “Runaway”), a popular jock whose abilities rival Dixon’s; Navid (Michael Steger, “The Winner”), an aspiring journalist who heads up the school’s daily newscast; and Silver (Jessica Stroup, “Prom Night”), a rebel who produces and stars in a YouTube-type video series.
Even the faculty seems hip and sophisticated at WBHHS, such as smart and funny teacher Ryan Matthews (Ryan Eggold, “Dirt”) and beautiful guidance counselor Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth, the original “Beverly Hills, 90210”). Kelly’s former classmate, Donna Martin (Tori Spelling, the original “Beverly Hills, 90210”), owns a local clothing boutique. The Wilson family has just begun to realize how much their lives are about to change.
“90210” is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television with executive producers Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah (“Freaks & Geeks”). Mark Piznarski (“Gossip Girl”) is the director and executive producer of the pilot.
Day and time: Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Network debut: September 2, 2008
Format: An edgy, contemporary spin-off of the iconic drama “Beverly Hills, 90210,” the new “90210” looks at life through the eyes of Annie Wilson and her brother Dixon, whose first day at West Beverly Hills High School leaves no doubt they’re not in Kansas anymore.
Cast: Rob Estes as Harry Wilson
Shenae Grimes as Annie Wilson
Tristan Wilds as Dixon Wilson
AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi Clark
Dustin Milligan as Ethan Ward
Ryan Eggold as Ryan Matthews
Jessica Stroup as Silver
Michael Steger as Navid Shirazi
Lori Loughlin as Debbie Wilson
Jessica Walter as Tabitha Wilson
Special Guest Star Jennie Garth as Kelly Taylor
And Special Guest Star Tori Spelling as Donna Martin
Executive producers: Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah
Origination: Los Angeles, California
Produced by: CBS Paramount Network Television