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If nostalgia for Donna, Kelly, and the rest was what got you to tune into the CW's 90210 remake last Fall, you might be keeping the show on your schedule for a while longer: Jennie Garth will be back on the show in season two for at least several episodes. And she's not the only '90s character set to appear on CW shows this Fall: over on the network's Melrose Place reboot, Daphne Zuniga has agreed to guest-star on the show, alongside Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, and Josie Bissett.

But after 90210's rocky first season, I'm wondering if Melrose is relying too heavily on its old cast members to build buzz. Before 90210 premiered last Fall, many of you said you were much more excited for the old cast than the new, and I'm not sure if the new characters ever generated the kind of excitement that a Tori Spelling or Shannen Doherty cameo could bring.

Do you think it's wise for these shows to get old cast members on board at the start? Or does it just take attention away from the new cast members and storylines that will have to hold our interest going forward?

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