In light of the promising news that Gilmore Girls alum Rebecca Sinclair will permanently take over the writers room of 90210 this fall, an important question has emerged regarding the future of the show: Just how much should the CW continue rely on alums of Beverly Hills, 90210 to prop up the fledgling drama? We already gave an enthusiastic hello to Shannen Doherty’s infamous Brenda earlier this season (and, in fact, girlfriend may stick around for more). Jason Priestley will direct an upcoming episode. And come April, we’ll spread our arms wide for the much-anticipated return of Tori’s Spelling’s Donna Martin for a three-episode arc. Is Donna’s husband, David Silver — aka Brian Austin Green — next?
Sinclair told EW exclusively that she’s certainly open to the idea: “I would love for him to be on the show! It would be great to see them back together to see how their high school relationship has matured.” And we suspect that Green might soon be available since his cult-hit on Fox, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, isn’t exactly burning down the house of Nielsen. But even if the 90210 stars were to align and we get our Donna-David reunion, Sinclair admits it could create even more challenges.
“I think the danger of bringing back the old cast is that it’ll look like a stunt,” admits Sinclair, who is quick to add, however, that Spelling brings a welcome “effervescence” to the show. “People will tune in and watch. People will be like, ‘oh my gosh!’ But how does it feed into the larger picture? I fundamentally think the show should be able to stand on its own in a new world.”
What do you think? Are you biding your time until Luke Perry and Tiffani Thiessen make a triumphant comeback to the zip code? Or are you blissfully satisfied with this new version of Beverly Hills that’s populated with AnnaLynne McCord and (the adorable) Tristan Wilds?