90210 getting a spin-off
The original, executive produced by the late Aaron Spelling, and created by Darren Star (Cashmere Mafia). The new CW version is not connected to Star. Rob Thomas, who created Veronica Mars, has been approached to take on the project.
This isn't the first time a spin-off of Beverly Hills 90210 has been created. In 1992, Melrose Place sprang from the same creative team, with star Grant Show going from one show to the other. In time, both shows were Fox mainstays and helped make little known actors Luke Perry, Jason Priestly and others TV stars.
The CW will do a contemporary take on Beverly Hills 90210, keeping it set in present day. If Rob Thomas does choose to do 90210, you can count on it being smart and a notch or two above the original. Thomas's revamped Cupid, has also been greenlighted. In 1998, Cupid was on ABC, which is also backing this new version. Despite the presence of Jeremy Piven (Entourage) as a guy who believes he's the real mythical Cupid, the show was dumped in 1999.