‘90210’ Event Series Adds Another Original Cast Member: Shannen Doherty

90210 Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty
Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty in the original ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’

Shannen Doherty is a late addition to the upcoming 90210 event series cast. Fox just announced original Beverly Hills, 90210 cast member Shannen Doherty has signed on to the six episode series, BH90210, which will air this summer.

Doherty joins a cast that includes Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling. Doherty, the most controversial member of the original series, is also boarding the series as an executive producer. Carteris, Garth, Green, Priestley, Spelling, Ziering, Chris Alberghini, Mike Chessler, and Patrick Sean Smith are also serving as executive producers.

Doherty earned a bad reputation during the original show’s run, feuding with co-star Jennie Garth. Doherty’s time on the series was cut short, ending with its fourth season. 90210 ultimately ran for 10 seasons from 1990 to 2000.

In addition to 90210, Doherty’s credits include Heathers, Mallrats, and the original Charmed series. Doherty reprised her role as Brenda Walsh in seven episodes of the 90210 reboot in 2008 and 2009.

The Plot:

90210 comes with a big twist: Priestley, Garth, Ziering, Carteris, Green, Spelling, and Doherty will play heightened versions of themselves in a brand-new serialized drama – with a healthy dose of irreverence – that is inspired by their real lives and relationships.

Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to get a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast – whom the whole world watched grow up together – attempts to continue from where they left off?

Spawning generations of imitators, Beverly Hills, 90210 premiered on FOX on October 4, 1990, when it became an instant pop culture sensation and one of the most adored programs in the network’s history. Centered on the tony Los Angeles community identified in its title, the show aired for 10 seasons, during which it documented the trials and tribulations of a group of friends from high school to college and into early adulthood, as they navigated a myriad of coming-of-age dramas and complex rivalries, often making real-world headlines by tackling controversial and socially relevant topics.