Beverly Hills, 90210 revival BH90210 has been cancelled by FOX after one season, the network revealed today.
“We are so proud to have reunited in a very special summer event one of the network’s legacy series and casts with 90210 fans across the country,” the network said in a statement. “Profound thanks to and respect for Brian [Austin Green], Gabrielle [Carteris], Ian [Ziering], Jason [Priestley], Jennie [Garth], Shannen [Doherty] and Tori [Spelling], who, along with the entire crew and everyone at Fox and CBS Television Studios, poured their hearts and souls into this truly inventive and nostalgic revival.”
BH90210 started off hot in the ratings, earning a 1.5 in L+SD demo to be by far summer’s highest rated scripted premiere. However, the series couldn’t help but slip from such heights, dropping as low as a 0.6 once it became clear it wasn’t straight up revival of the beloved teen drama. It ended up averaging a 1.4 in L+3 demo with 3.6 million viewers.
Developed for television by Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini (Awkward.), BH90210 followed the original cast members of Beverly Hills, 90210 as they attempted to get a revival going.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, BH90210 was inexpensive to make with the cast all making $70,000 per episode. The cancellation likely came down to ratings trajectory, FOX’s limited scheduling space, and behind the scenes turmoil, as a reporter 13 writers quit the series throughout its brief run.
The series finale of BH90210 aired September 11th.