10 Things You Didn’t Know About 90210

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“90210” was definitely one of our guilty pleasures. The storylines were never really that believable; the dialogue was, at times, quite painful; and none of the characters, except for Naomi, were especially compelling. Some of the positives: Everyone was beautiful and well dressed and all of the wealth and privilege that we missed from the original series was back. For five years, this show was one of our staples. It went off the air around the same time as “Gossip Girl,” which left a big void in the teen drama department. For those of you out there who have been missing “90210,” here are 10 things that you didn’t know about the series!


Trevor Donovan was 28-years-old when he took on the role of Teddy.

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Jennie Garth was offered a role as a series regular, but she opted instead to be a recurring character.

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Tristan Wilds – who played Dixon – took a temporary leave of absence from the show during season four due to illness.

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Hilary Duff was originally offered the role of Annie, but she turned it down because she didn’t like the plot.

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When Tori Spelling found out that she was making less than Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty she asked for her salary to be increased by $20,000 to match their salaries. Her request was denied, so she left the show.

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Jessica Lowndes – who played Adrianna – was originally contracted for a maximum of four episodes, but she ended up being in every episode in the series.

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Jessica Stroup – who played Erin Silver – initially auditioned for the role of Annie.

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Dustin Milligan – who played Ethan – was the first actor to be cast and the only cast member who didn’t return for season two.

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AnnaLynne McCord was reportedly reluctant to take on the role of Naomi. She declined the role twice before finally accepting it.

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Rob Thomas – creator of “Veronica Mars” – was originally in talks to write the pilot; however, when he sidelined the series to focus on two other pilots he was writing for ABC, Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah were hired as the executive producers and in charge of writing a new script. They ended their tenure after the first season due to disagreements they had with the network executives over the series’ storylines.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.