There's some television news that might finally save Tori Spelling's marriage. And it could be neat for viewers, too.
A revival of Beverly Hills, 90210 is in the works.
It's surprisingly far along, and apparently plans to include a lot of the original cast.
Nine months ago, Tori Spelling hinted at some sort of Beverly Hills, 90210 revival.
Now, Deadline reports that this 90210 revival is in the works, with the intention of having many returning cast members from the original series.
The first thing that comes to mind, for many, is that Tori Spelling would return as Donna Martin.
Then we'd see Jennie Garth back as Kelly Taylor, Jason Priestley back as Brandon Walsh, Ian Ziering as Steve Sanders.
We'd also see Brian Austin Green as David Silver and Gabrielle Carteris return as Andrea Zuckerman.
For fans of the original series, this is exciting. For those who are too young to have seen it, it could be a chance to learn what all of the fuss was about.
This new series is being referred to as a reboot for unknown reasons.
Reboots start from scratch and do not share continuity with previous versions.
Revivals, however, are continuations within the previously established continuity.
As the term "reboot" became engrained in the public consciousness over the past decade or so, many people began to misuse the term.
Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini both worked on The CW's 90210 series.
That show, which ran from 2008 to 2013, was actually the fourth series in the 90210 franchise.
The pair are reportedly writing and executive producing this revival series with Ghen Maynard of CBS TV Studios.
The show is said to be in the process of being shopped around to multiple networks and at least one streaming service.
Multiple platforms are interested in making this happen.
It has been suggested that this revival could feature familiar faces from elsewhere in the 90210 franchise.
For example, actors from The CW's take on the show.
Could we see AnnaLynne McCord, Shenae Grimes, Jessica Stroup, and Matt Lanter again?
(Matt Lanter is again lending his voice to the much-anticipated revival of Star Wars: The Clone Wars announced in July of 2018, but we're sure he would have time for both)
As you may recall, McCord hated how the series ended with such gusto that she filmed her own alternative ending.
With that kind of passion, we'd love to see what kind of thoughts she might have on this revival.
While many of the names of the OG cast are familiar, one name stands out.
Tori Spelling has made headlines time and time again for her difficult life, much of which has to do with her financial struggles.
Though her incredibly wealthy mother continues to ensure that Tori's ever-growing collection of children have everything they need, Tori is another story.
A new revival, particularly a successful one, could spell an end -- for a while, at least -- to Tori's struggle to make ends meet.
That could definitely make her marriage a little easier, too.
Or, at the very least, she and Dean wouldn't be able to blame their troubles on difficult finances anymore.
For now, it's still being shopped.
Just because we know who might be involved doesn't mean that we know what form the show will take.
Cast size is determined by budget and scope, not by what people are interested in seeing.
Odds are that, if they take this project to streaming -- perhaps on CBS All Access, maybe somewhere else -- they'll be able to afford all of the guest stars they want.
Also, we'll have to see which actors can clear their, um, busy schedules.