When The CW announced its pickups, cancellations and renewals for the new season back earlier in the year. Fans of 'Beverly Hills, 90210' reboot '90210' were concerned that the show wouldn't be picked up for a sixth season. Mark Pedowitz, the president of The CW, suggested that along other ill-fated series 'Hart of Dixie' and 'Nikita' that the show would be coming to an end, talking in January at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, saying -
“[I am] a big believer in giving fans a very satisfactory conclusion, should any of the network’s long-running series get axed. It’s something that we as a television industry need to do.”
(From Left to Right, Michael Steger as Navid Shirazi, Shenae Grimes as Annie Wilson, Jessica Stroup as Erin Silver, AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi Clark, Matt Lanter as Liam Court, Gillian Zinser as Ivy Sullivan and Tristan Wilds as Dixon Wilson)
The show aired the first block of episodes in it's fifth season as a lead-in for the final season of 'Gossip Girl' and was then moved to it's new timeslot of 9pm, making room for 'The Carrie Diaries' when it returned in January. The show was given a 22-episode order and it is now believed that one of these episodes or an additional episode will be a retrospective on the series.
When the show began in 2008, characters from the original 'Beverly Hills, 90210' series often appeared as guest stars. These included Tori Spelling (Donna Martin) and Joe E. Tata (Nat Busschio). The show was very different to how it is now as it focused on the characters in high school. The teachers of the school and the characters parents all had their own storylines, something that in later series disappeared, as the characters grew up and moved on. Ratings have dwindled since the changes were made, the season opened with a million viewers and is currently tallying under 600,000 as well as a drop in it's demographic of 0.2 percent (From 5.0 to 3.0).
The series finale will air Monday, May 13th. Are you sad to see the show come to an end?