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Shannen Doherty Returns to 90210 as Guest Drama Teacher

It's Official: Brenda's Back!

We haven't yet seen the last of Brenda Walsh. At the TCA press tour this morning, 90210 producers Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah confirmed that Shannen Doherty has a deal to return to the show as Brenda.

"She'll be the guest director of our musical," Sachs said — which several of the cast members seemed to think was a joke at first. ("I have questions!" exclaimed AnnaLynne McCord, who plays bad girl Naomi.) But it's totally true. As Judah said after the session, the producers met with Doherty and pitched her several ideas, one of which was the drama teacher story. She'll be helping the cast put on Spring Awakening, though Judah wouldn't go so far as to say Doherty will be signing or dancing.

A CW press release filled in Brenda's backstory a bit more: after the original 90210 wrapped up, Brenda headed to London to study acting, became a successful actress in London and New York, and then moved into directing. West Beverly High managed to petition her to return as a guest director. The deal makes Doherty the fourth original cast member to make the transition to the new show: Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, and Peach Pit proprietor Joe E. Tata will also be back.


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californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
Wow that sounds awesome! It makes me want to watch reruns of the original 90210.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
it's interesting that they are bringing so many of the old cast back - but i'm sure that it's bcuase without them, there's really no buzz about the show. i hope that it turns out to be ok for their sake, but to be honest, i've seen the trailer thing, and i'm not intrigued - and i think that i'll just watch the first one.
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 9 years
Well, this is a surprise.
Bisque Bisque 9 years
Brenda's back! She and dylan were one of the main reasons why I loved the original show to begin with. Now I have to watch the new one just to see how it goes.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
OK, now my comments are all showing up and I look like a crazy head.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
When I saw the headline "Brenda's Back!" I thought it was in reference to General Hospital (why I would think I have no clue, GH isn't mentioned on Buzz...) So I was all :woohoo: and then when I actually saw the post I was all :oy: since I never liked 90210. :rotfl:
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
Can I not say Steve sanders??? I keep getting flagged! :(
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
Buzz- thanks for the update! Makes me happy, bc I LOVE Jennie Garth. Now if only Steve Sanders made an appearence!!!
Wicked Wicked 9 years
Of course she agreed to do it. It's not like her career is on fire or anything. Sorry but the idea of another 90210 show is less than appealing to me.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
LaurenG22 - I'm sure anything can happen, but they just told us all 3 girls were still a go. Tori hasn't filmed yet because of her personal post-pregnancy timeline, but she has a contract and is coming when she can. Not sure if Jennie has filmed yet (they only recently finished the pilot).
mominator mominator 9 years
I so can't cait to see. Glad to see Brenda is back.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I heard Jennie Garth is a no go now.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
well that was odd, my comment was flagged.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I am watching reruns of 90210 right now. I LOOOOOOVE this show, I can't wait for the new one... PLEASE PLEASE STEVE SANDERS COME BACK!!!
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
All this talk about the new 90210 show makes me want to see the original from the beginning.
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