Doherty’s in and Spelling’s out on The CW’s new Beverly Hills, 90210 spinoff, E! TV insider Kristen Dos Santos says. Tori Spelling has backed out of plans to appear on the first season of the eagerly-anticipated series, but celebrity moles say the show will feature an on-screen reunion between arch-enemies Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty, whose legendary bitchy attitude earned her a pink slip from the original hit back in 1994.
“It is happening with Shannen. It’s just a question of how long she’ll shoot, whether it will be one day or ten and what the storyline will be, but we are working on it, and it is a very real thing…..I want to stress that Shannen has been very, very cool through this whole process. We have seen nothing like the behavior for which she was once famous for.”
“I don’t think there’s any love lost between Shannen and Jennie….But they are both adults now and professionals, and I don’t see it being an issue. Everyone has their take on what happened back in the day, and I think the feeling is that it’s time to move on. They were 19 and 20 when all of that happened and a lot has changed. And, you know, they’re not moving in together, just shooting together for an hour and a half.”