CW Cancels Teen-Focused Drama Series

Mar 1, 2013  •  Post A Comment

The CW has canceled a series that is part of an iconic teen drama franchise going back to the 1990s. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that the network pulled the plug on "90210" after five seasons.

The show was a reboot of the original "Beverly Hills, 90210," which aired on Fox from 1990 to 2000.

The reboot saw its ratings drop significantly after debuting in 2008 with 4.6 million viewers. Now the show is drawing only about 500,000 viewers, the piece notes. The series will air its remaining seven episodes and will broadcast its finale on May 13.

Said network President Mark Pedowitz: “The CW has had five great seasons with America’s favorite zip code, 90210. I’d like to thank the talented cast, producers, and crew for all their hard work and dedication to the series. We are very proud of the West Beverly High alumni."

Other shows that have shared characters and a timeline with the original Fox series include "Melrose Place" and "Models Inc."

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