New 90210 is a comedy – with the actors playing themselves

The recently-rumored reboot of ’90s hit “Beverly Hills 90210” is inching closer to reality, with Fox – home of the original series – and other networks showing interest in picking up the resurrected teen drama.

According to Deadline, who had the scoop on Fox’s interest, ABC and CBS TV Studios siblings CBS and CBS All Access also said to be among the outlets bidding on the series. A deal is expected soon.

Tori Spelling, who has been a driving force behind the new series, told E!’s Daily Pop that the show isn’t so much a sequel to the original Aaron Spelling-directed hit as it is a “Curb Your Enthusiasm”-style mockumentary series.

Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling

“It’s not technically a reboot, because I feel like everyone has seen the reboot. We don’t want to be the last ones like doing the reboot thing, and no one wants to see like old versions of ourselves, but they do want to see us playing our characters, so what we’re doing is the entire cast is playing heightened versions of themselves. Think Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes, in an hourlong show, and we’re all playing heightened versions, so it could be fictional, it could be non-fictional, people will have to guess. And then we will have pop-ins, because we’re behind the scenes trying to do the reboot.”

One of those “pop-ins” will likely be Luke Perry, now a series regular on “Riverdale”. He “will do as many (episodes) as he can do” Spelling said. As for Shannen Doherty? while Spelling says they’d love to her on the new show, there’s no word on what kind of commitment she’d be prepared to make yet.


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