Your First Look at 90210’s [Really] New Beginning

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Apparently new 90210 showrunner Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair wasn’t kidding when she promised last spring that 90210’s second season would be ‘significantly different’ from its first.

In fact, upon closer inspection of the show’s upcoming season premiere (airing September 8 at 8PM on the CW and Global in Canada), appropriately titled “To New Beginnings”, this TV Addict can’t help but wonder if a more appropriate title might have been “To New Directions.” How else to explain the single less-than-glamorous shot of the show’s once-central-character Annie Mills among the sixteen (Count ’em, 16!) publicity stills released to the media? Is it possible 90210’s creative team finally came to their senses and realized that the re-boot needs to focus on characters viewers actually care about (See: the Taylors — Jackie, Kelly and Silver). Or, is this simply a happy coincidence? Post away with your theory in the comments below.

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

90210 to new beginning spoiler pic

Photo Credit: Photo: Michael Desmond/The CW ©2009

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  • AnnaLynne McCord desperately need to put some meat on her bones. Maybe I’m in a minority here, but she looks disgusting.

  • Paula

    Nope. I had the same reaction. “Get those girls to In n’ Out Burger…STAT!”

    I really hope someone rather overzealously photo-shopped. They look very, very skinny.

    As for the actual question about change in direction? Yeah. Methinks so. But will anyone stay with it? Yet to be seen.

  • ggny

    from these picture its look like they are not only getting ride of Ethan but Navid too

  • ggny,

    In my opinion, Navid was a poorly conceived character from day one, and frankly never more than a glorified extra as it was.

  • ggny

    Also i dont get why they would put Adrianna with that new dude her and Navid where great together and was imo the reason alot of ppl stuck with 90210 last year because other then Adrianna and Navid it was horrible

  • bec

    It’s just a coincidence. Based on what happened in the finale I don’t think Annie is going to be hanging out with other girls anymore. There have also been many set pictures taken showing Shenae filming with new characters, so Annie will probably have a significant storyline but it won’t involve the other girls. I for one am excited for the premiere after the excellent finale (I never thought I would say that about the new 90210 after the mediocre first few episodes) and what happens with Annie actually intrigues me the most.

  • kk

    It’s good to see your mediocre Canadian television web site show support to a fellow such as Shenae Grimes. The girl was on Degrassi, show her some respect.

  • Andy

    While it’s sad to see Annie disappearing (again, makes sense based on what happened in the finale), I’m more interested in Silver and Adrianna’s makeovers! They were always pretty, but WOW!

    I also agree that Navid was a poorly conceived character. If he was never heard from again, I wouldn’t be sad. His story was wrapped up. Sucks about Ethan, though. Maybe he’ll be back in a few years…?

  • Common Sense

    @ Is it possible 90210’s creative team finally came to their senses and realized that the re-boot needs to focus on characters viewers actually care about (See: the Taylors — Jackie, Kelly and Silver)

    Herein lies the problem. Making viewers care about characters. Right now, I’m interested in Liam & Jen, the Taylors….and, hmmm… I guess, at this point, Annie’s storyline *is* one of the most intriguing. Once again, soap producers: you can’t just put bodies on the screen doing little and expect today’s savvy viewers to become hooked. Primetime dramas like this simply cannot skimp on the outrageousness…it’s what we expect.