Which daytime stars should The CW cast on its 90210 update?



 

An in depth breakdown for the pilot episode of the much talked about CW spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 has been making the rounds and it sounds almost as good as Shanice's "Saving Forever For You" from Beverly Hills, 90210: The Soundtrack. Don't laugh. You know you bought.

According to reports the new show, like it's mothership, will revolve around a transplanted family of Midwesterners who descend on Beverly-Hills that is-complete with a mom, a dad and a pair of 16-year-olds oozing more sex appeal and angst than, you know, zits.

This time the core siblings won't be twins, in fact they won't even be biological siblings. Annie, a sensitive theater geek will have an adopted brother Dixon, a troubled bad boy the family took in at 10 years old.

Upon arriving in the land of botox and overcrowded beaches, they will meet:

Daphne Silver, a You Tube-loving party girl who lives in a rocking pad with her mysterious older brother Max (these two may or may not be related to David Silver from 90210 1.0 and they may or may not have offed their own parents).

Navid, a teen journalist of Middle Eastern descent who will be a Luke to Dixon's Brandon, or wait...an Andrea to Dixon's Brandon..well, he could be a Steve  to Dixon's Brandon??? Anyway, he'll be Dixon's best friend! Geesh!

Rounding out the cast will be  "it" couple Ethan and Naomi, who will lure sweet  Annie into a torrid frienemies triangle  ala Brenda/Dylan/Kelly.

My question is will Rob Thomas keep with Aaron Spelling's grand tradition of hiring daytime stars for his primetime soaps? Ian Ziering, Luke Perry, Gabrielle Carteris and later Daniel Cosgrove and Vanessa Marcil all had contract roles on the original 90210 during some point in the show's run and all graduated from daytime. Which daytimers would you like to see pull up a chair at the Peach Pit this time around?


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Luke Kerr's picture
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I think Kirsten Storms could easily make the jump to a primetime soap like 90210. There are other's I think would do a great job but I need to think a bit to come up with a list.

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I'd like to see Shayna Rose (ex-Stephanie, DAYS) as Daphne and Leven Rambin (Lily, AMC) as Naomi.

And if we're continuing the 90210 tradition of hiring actors that are way too old to be playing teenagers, I want Ignacio Serricchio (ex-Diego, GH)...okay maybe that's stretching it Smile He can be someone's HOT older brother Smile

How about the parents? Are they casting hot parents a la The OC? Then I'd want Julie Pinson (ex-Billie, DAYS) and Lela Rochon (okay, she wasn't on a soap, but I LOVE her and she's not in enough stuff Smile )

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Okay, you are my cosmic twin, I almost put Ignacio in one of the answers!

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LOL Hey Ignacio was hot, Hot, HOT when he came back to GH as the TMK. Get him back on a soap (as a bad boy), STAT! Laughing out loud

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I have read that the cast is supposed to be more diverse than the last one.  Which is a good thing.  No, I didn't purchase the soundtrack Jay! When this show first came out, I was in my non-commercial stage, meaning I didn't buy things that were 'popular'! LOL

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LOL See Danielle I have NEVER been in that phase! I always feel so shallow when people talk of indie films or music. I am SUCH a Top 40 person!

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I thought the were going to have old cast members involved?  Who are these Silvers?  At least have Erin be the central character, Kelly and David's little sister she would/could be high school aged. 

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Reports are saying their definitely will be at least one connection to the old show, but  I guess they are saving that reveal for a later date. FYI the Silvers in the spin off are also Jewish like David, so my guess is they are relatives. LOVE the idea about Erin! I totally forgot about Kelly and David's joint kid sister and also don't forget Andrea's kid. She had her in what 94???So she'd be high school age too!

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Chad Brannon can come back. He makes a very good Charles Bronson type. (Pre-murder investigation)He reminds me of one of the fifties stars, Ross Martin, I believe, who co-starred on The Wild, Wild West-TV western. I'd love to see him back. Jonathan Jackson, as well would be a great fit for a new tv show featuring ex-soap stars. Amber Tamblyn. Cynthia Preston. Mfundo Morrison. Billy Warlock, too. They all deserve to move on to bigger and better things.

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