‘Unauthorized Beverly Hills 90210’ TV Movie Coming to Lifetime

Courtesy of Spelling Television

Following in the footsteps of “Full House” and Saved by the Bell,” Lifetime is creating another “unauthorized” telepic based on a ’90s show — this time, “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

“The Unauthorized ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ Story” will follow the “roller coaster ride” of the series, highlighting the drama between cast members Jason Priestley, Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling and producers both on and off set. The telepic will follow the show’s ups and downs from many near-cancellations to achieving pop culture phenomenon status and creating international A-listers.

The movie will be exec produced by Peter M. Green and Howard Braunstein, and produced by Christian Bruyere. Jeff Roda is the writer, and Vanessa Parise is director.

As always, the makeover will not feature original cast members, but all-new actors portraying the original stars. This summer’s “Unauthorized ‘Full House’ Story,” which bows Aug. 22, recently released its first cast photo.

Most recently, “Beverly Hills, 90210” got the redo treatment with a revival series on the CW titled “90210,” which spanned five seasons, wrapping up in 2013.

Lifetime’s first go-around with ’90s revival telepics debuted to less-than-stellar ratings with “The Unauthorized ‘Saved by the Bell’ Story” drawing in just 1.2 million viewers in 2014, but the project garnered considerable buzz for the cabler, which is sure to be the case for both “90210” and “Full House.”

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  1. we need the original cast members not other actors portraying them that will not work why have a tv movie reunion on lifetime if you are not going to put the original cast members it makes no sense

  2. pauline says:

    its the only way it will work with the originals only

  3. pauline says:

    Beverly hills 90210 tv movie reunion needs the original cast only

  4. pauline says:

    we need Jason priestley jennie garth reunion on tv movie 90210 reunion iam the shows #1 fan I know what works better than people writing scripts Brandon and Kelly need happily ever after and have a family on the tv movie reunion show please listen to my advice it wont work unless the originals are in it

  5. pauline says:

    we need only original cast member bring up new actors to play the characters will ruin the show the spinoff 90210 was ruined poor lines for the originals that came and there was no chemistry like Brandon and Kelly on the original

  6. pauline says:

    90210 tv movie without original cast members wont work we need Brandon and Kelly to get married this time so bring back jennie garth and Jason priestley hottest couple ever 100 times

  7. Mark Smith says:

    Silly me. I got excited when I misread the headline. I thought it said “Beverly Hillbillies 90210.”

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