If you’re like me (and live in Canada), you’ve no doubt been re-living your youth by watching BEVERLY HILLS 90210 from the beginning on TVTropolis. Since June we’ve seen all the classics: Donna Martin Graduate, Kelly and Brenda fight for Dylan’s love, Steve continue to lose his hair, David falling into the world of drugs, John Sears, the Fraternity, Claire, Dylan’s unexpected new family, Jesse Vasquez, Donna proclaiming her eternal virginity, … well you get the idea.
Of course this week, everything changed. Just as our anticipation for the fifth season and the introduction of Valerie Malone (the incomprabable Tiffani Amber Theissen) reached a fevered pitch, episodes of 90210 travelled back in time to the series premiere?!?!?
Wanting to get to the bottom of this, theTVaddict.com contacted TVTropolis directly. Dan Kenning, the publicist for TVTropolis was kind enough to respond to my email.
We [TVTropolis] currently only have the rights to Seasons 1-4 (aka The Brenda Years). Under the terms of our CRTC license, we’re unable to air scripted programs that are less than 10 years old –so while we’d be unable to air the eps that were produced between ’97 and 2000, that still leaves us with the opportunity of acquiring a few more seasons of the series (Valerie!). Our programmers are looking into it for 2007, so I’d advise the faithful to stay tuned for further updates. (We have plenty of in-house fans of the series here, too.)
Some additional 90210 info I can share: there will be another marathon on Dec 9, this time featuring Shannen Doherty-centric episodes.
So folks you heard it hear first. For the immediate future, Valerie Malone, Brandon and Kelly’s relationship, and the quick and sudden death of Dylan’s wife Toni will have to wait for a few more years.