News: E4 Acquires UK Premiere of the New 90210

November 3, 2008 by  
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Are you old enough to remember the TV teen phenomenon that was Beverly Hills 90210?  Maybe you’ve heard of it but can’t quite recall from where…  Well, never fear, the hit spin-off, 90210, is due to air to British screens in 2009 bringing back some old characters and a whole heap of new ones.  Our very own E4 and Channel 4 have acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the show.

Jointly announced today by Jeff Ford, Director of Acquisitions, Channel 4 and Film 4, and Armando Nuñez Jr., President, CBS Paramount International Television, Ford said, “90210 is one of the hottest series to come out of the US right now, and we are thrilled that E4 and Channel 4 will be its UK home.?

?We’re thrilled to partner with Channel 4 to be able to introduce UK audiences to 90210,? said Armando Nuñez. “The legacy of the 90210 franchise has excited fans everywhere, making this the hottest new show sought after by broadcasters worldwide.?

90210 is told from the viewpoint of Annie Wilson (Shenae Grimes, Degrassi: The Next Generation) and her brother Dixon (Tristan Wilds, The Wire).  After their family relocates from Kansas, they find themselves at West Beverly Hills High School and as with any building-ful of hormonal adolescents, numerous teen dramas ensue.

Look out for some old faces too.  The series will stir up some nostalgia in fans of the old show with stars from the original Beverly Hills 90210 turning up again (just like it’s real life…awww…).  Jennie Garth appears as the school’s guidance counsellor Kelly Taylor, and Shannen Doherty, as Brenda Walsh.  Roll on 2009.