For fans of Beverly Hills, 90210, one of the main reasons to watch CW’s 90210 was seeing some of the original actors. Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty), Donna Martin Silver (Tori Spelling), Jackie Taylor (Ann Gillespie), and the Peach Pit’s Nat Bussichio (Joe E. Tata) each stopped by for a few episodes.
Jennie Garth, who plays Kelly Taylor, was essentially a series regular in the first season of 90210 and many viewers got wrapped up in trying to guess who fathered her four-year-old son — Brandon (Jason Priestley) or Dylan (Luke Perry). Neither man were seen on-camera but Kelly did reunite with daddy Dylan off-screen.
Kelly has been helping to raise her half-sister, Erin (Jessica Stroup), and dealing with her alcoholic mother’s battle with breast cancer. Jackie Taylor lost her battle recently and mother and daughters were able to make amends before she passed.
While Garth has had plenty to do on 90210 in the past, don’t expect to see her when new episodes return on March 9th.
This weekend, Access Hollywood asked her about the news that Ryan O’Neil would be appearing on the show. Garth was surprised by the casting news and admitted that she’s actually done with the spin-off. She said, “I’m not really doing it anymore… [haven’t for] awhile.”
It’s unclear if Garth leaving the show was her choice or if it was made for her. The decision very well may have been an economic one. The ratings have been terrible and the producers are likely trying to cut costs in any way they can.
What do you think? Is it a big loss for the show or has Kelly’s time passed? Why do you think Garth left the show?
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Not sure but they should have had Brenda get with Dylan and Brandon end up with Kelly on this. Maybe they will make a TV movie of the original TV show.
this is a huge loss. as most people have said. i watch to see if any of the old faces are there. these story lines about the kids i could care less. i am pretty annoyed as i was always a brenda/dylan fan . but to know that kelly and dylan had a son i was thursting for more of the way tv used to be. guess another show i will not be watching
jennie garth has to stay on the new 90210.new 90210 is nothing without kelly donna david brandon and steve and andrea
kelly needs to comeback to 90210 because 90210 is nothing without kelly, donna, david and brandon so they have to return to 90210. Brandon walsh should be the father of the kid because he would make the perfect father figure and amazing father figure so fix it and make it happen. Brandon has always been there for kelly and they are real soulmates and should have gotton married. Brandon has brought out the best in kelly through the years. I’m a true kelly and brandon fan and always will be. All kelly fans are only watching 90210 because she is… Read more »
it’s going to be a anourmous loss if kelly leaves because she the far most talented actress i have ever seen and i won’t be watching 90210 after she leaves. The only reason i started watching the show was because she and donna were in it. now that she is leaving i will not watch again. Rebecca sinclair and her partner are a disgrace they don’t know any thing 90210 will not survive without kelly and donna they belong there so bring kelly back because 90210 is absoultey nothing without kelly and donna. you can’t name it 90210 because it… Read more »
It would be a devestating loss if kelly left the show becase she is an extrodnary actress and very talented actress and thats why i watch 90210 because kelly is on the show i only watch because she is faboulous and amazing and would not watch 90210 ever again if she left and brandon has to come back too. Brandon has to be the father of the kid because he is truly in love with kelly and they are truely soulmates and have to end up toghether. sammy looks exactly like brandon. cant you see when you look at sammy… Read more »
kelly is talented and she should stay on the show that made her famous. I always liked when she was with brandon and they should make brandon the father of her kid because sammy looks like brandon. Brandon had some blonde hair from time to time. Brandon has chubby hands and so does sammy. they both have the same cheeks and mouth and they are both cute and sexy.brandon and kelly have always been soulmates and are always there for eachother and we can’t get enough of those two. so please kelly do your fans a favor and change your… Read more »
kelly can’t leave because she is the best actress and really talted and will be a shame to see her leave. she has to stay so brandon can eventually come back and be the kids father. I only watch the 90210 because kelly is my favotire and because with out her 90210 would be boring and shameless. I also want brandon to come back so they can get married a second time and have more kids. brandon and kelly have always been soulmates and my favote characters and if she leaves 90210 i will never watch 90210 again . Because… Read more »
Big Mistake. Kelly and Brenda was the only reason I was watching the show. Brenda left and now Kelly. That’s Great..They should get rid of Dixon and Navid..so boring
The ratings are pretty bad, but cutting an original castmember is no way to leave the budget low and keep the ratings steady. I am seriously losing interest in the show. I don’t really enjoy episodes without her, so I probably won’t be watching the show once it return.
WHY OH WHY WOULD SHE LEAVE..???
What’s going to happen with her and Harry’s storyline..??
Who is Silver going to have now.??
Her mom just died and now her sister is gone..
I guess it’s time for a ‘I’m moving with Naomi or some random friend storyline’..
I am sure it has everything to do with 90210’s sorry excuse for a show runner Rebecca Rand Kirshner. There are plenty of high school drama’s around but only 90210 had ties to the 90’s giant Beverly Hills, 90210. Over the summer, Rebecca gave an interview that she wasn’t going to do any stunt casting and she wanted to focus on the core group and not use any of the characters from the old series. I agree you can’t live in the past and the focus should be on the core group of characters but by taking out all of… Read more »
Big loss and likely to be the catalyst for the end of the show. If they wanted to cut costs, they should have trimmed down the two dozen regulars they have that no one cares about. If it was her decision, I can’t blame her – that ship has been sinking all season. Either way, it was probably the best thing for Jennie, the worst thing for the show. Now if we could just get rid of Melrose Place, too.
>Now if we could just get rid of Melrose Place, too.
Spray and spray but we’ll likely never be fully rid of these remakes/spin-offs of shows that are better off staying buried in the 90’s when they were still relevant and being written with some sense of competency.
ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THAT I WATCHED THE CW REVAMP WAS TO CATCH UP ON THE ORIGINAL CAST AND THEIR ICONIC CHARACTERS. ITS VERY DISAPPOINTING TO HEAR THAT JENNIE GARTH WONT CONTINUE ON AS KELLY TAYLOR. THESE NEW CHARACTERS ARE NOT ENDEARING IN THE LEAST SENSE. IM A BIG FAN OF THE NEW MELROSE PLACE SERIES AND I DEF HOPE THAT IT IS RENEWED FOR NEXT SEASON. IM SURE I WILL STICK TO WATCHING THE NEW 90210 SERIES, BUT LIKELY OUT OF OBLIGATION AND NAME.
Totally agree. They could have at least had a couple of episodes devoted to Kelly and the others to resolve the Donna & David issue etc. It was clear that when the new ‘management’ took over they didn’t want anything to do with the old just ‘new’. Even on that note, the Dad & Mom splitting up story-line just didn’t work. They clearly want to be focus on the new youth but it sorely lacks continuity, reverence to its predecessor and respect for the fans of the old and the new. Sad indeed. Granted it has its moments and introducing… Read more »