Thursday, February 28, 2013

The CW cancels 90210

I bet Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth are laughing in their leopard prints.

The CW announced Thursday that the ‘90210’ reboot -- basically a really lame continuation of the original show ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ is going off the air at the end of this season.

The fact that the show lasted this long surprises me – especially given the quality of the acting, the scripts, the sets, the scripts, the dramatic arcs and, oh yeah, the scripts.

When it debuted in 2008, ‘90210’ had 4.65 million viewers. Of course, a lot of those viewers tuned in for the nostalgia factor that was Doherty, Garth and Tori Spelling.

Over the years, the older stars have been shown the door and the younger, less talented, stars have taken over. The viewership has dropped with the takeover.

For example, when the show debuted their fifth season premier, less than a million viewers watched the episode – and the most recent episode only had 580,000 viewers and a .03 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic.

“The CW has had five great seasons with America’s favorite zip code, 90210,” said CW President Mark Pedowitz in a written statement. “I’d like to thank the talented cast, producers and crew for their hard work and dedication to the series. We are very proud of the West Beverly High alumni.”

This is the third “high profile’ teenage soap the CW has lost in the last few years. This past fall, ‘Gossip Girl’ ended after five seasons. Both cancellations followed the end of the long-running ‘One Tree Hill.’

The ‘90210’ series finale is scheduled to air May 13.

What do you think? Will you miss it? Or is it good riddance to bad rubbish?


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