The West Beverly Juniors were in a state of panic about the upcoming SATs, but then everything was put into perspective when Brenda discovered a lump in her chest and faced a test that no one could prepare for. It wasn't Dylan's fault that he entered rehab with the blow still in his pocket and left a day later, even if such behavior was highly predictable within the world of 90210.Additionally, one of the cast members lied about his age to get a role as a high school student in the most famous zip code in the United States and Dylan McKay, one of the most iconic characters on television played by the late Luke Perry, was only supposed to be in two episodes before the legendary producer Aaron Spelling (Tori Spelling's father) stepped in and saved the day. Doherty, praised for her role in Heathers, was arguably the biggest breakout star from previous seasons of 90210.Although he wasn't ready to appear in Fox's revival BH90210, the show is set to pay tribute to the beloved star in its premiere. West Beverly students head to Palm Springs for President's Day weekend and thinking that their grandparents are on a cruise, David invites Steve, Kelly and Donna to stay at his house, but is soon surprised when he learns what awaits them.
While BH, 90210 would become one of the most popular television shows of the 90s and would be largely responsible for launching the teen soap opera genre, it was a flop when it first debuted in 1990, gaining mediocre viewers and ranking No. When new episodes appeared in the summer of 1991, 90210 became an addictive and unmissable phenomenon. West Beverly prepared for its annual Spring Dance and Kelly, worried about being named Queen of Spring asked Brandon to be her date, which stirred up romantic feelings. David showed off his dance skills at the school dance and grew in stature; Scott was an appendix with an overbite that quickly came to the end of his usefulness as a character in 90210.By the time 90210 aired its last episode in May 2000, it had become an afterthought compared to more daring shows like Dawson's Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Felicity and Charmed on The WB network.
To mark this anniversary event, here is an overview of what made this series so special.