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Brian Austin Green

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Brian Austin Green (born July 15, 1973) is an American actor best known for his role as David Silver on the television series Beverly Hills, 90210, a character he portrayed from 1990 to 2000, and his role as Derek Reese in the U.S. television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Green was born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, the son of Joyce and George Green, who was a country and western musician. His middle name, "Austin," was added to differentiate himself from another actor when he joined the Screen Actor's Guild as a child. Green grew up in North Hollywood, California, and attended North Hollywood High School, after attending the Hamilton High School Academy of Music.

Prior to his role on Beverly Hills, 90210, Green had a recurring role for the three seasons (1987-1989) on the hit CBS prime time soap opera Knots Landing, playing the role of Brian Cunningham, the son of Abby Cunningham Ewing (Donna Mills). He reprised his role in the 1997 TV mini-series, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac.

Producer Aaron Spelling has stated that Green was cast in the role of David Silver much because he felt that Green's own personality resembled the personality they wanted that character to have. The character was often scripted to reflect Green's own interests. As the series progressed the character began to experiment with hip hop music and being a disc jockey or DJ, as did Green himself.

Green appeared briefly in the multiple award-winning Showtime drama series Resurrection Blvd. as Luke Bonner, a police officer attending law school in 2001-2002. He appeared on the 2005 ABC sitcom Freddie, starring Freddie Prinze Jr. before the program's cancellation in May 2006.

Green appeared in a horror short called Grace, which was set around a miscarriage gone bad, and features Gilmore Girls actress Liza Weil as his love interest. The short premiered at the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors convention on June 2, 2006, and may possibly be reworked as a full-length feature film depending on demand and financing.

Green appeared in the recurring role of Derek Reese, the uncle of John Connor, in the first season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. As critics and fans responded positively to his performance in the role, Green became a series regular at the start of the second season. His character was killed in the penultimate episode on April 3, 2009. However, in the next episode, another Derek from an alternate timeline was introduced and will remain on the show if it is renewed.

Green has been cast in the The CW's new drama pilot Body Politic, along with Gabrielle Union, Jason Dohring, Minka Kelly and others. Green has stated that Body Politic will have to re-cast the role if FOX renews Terminator for a third season.

Green is a co-producer for a big screen adaptation of Fathom, starring his girlfriend Megan Fox. He will also guest-star on the season 7 finale of CSI: Miami.

Green dated Tiffani Amber Thiessen in the early and mid-1990s. After their breakup, he met actress Vanessa Marcil, also on the set of Beverly Hills, 90210. Their son, Kassius Lijah, was born March 30, 2002. In 2004 Green began a relationship with actress Megan Fox, eventually leading to an engagement. As of April 13, 2009 the couple have no plans to marry but Fox confirms that they are still together.

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Melrose Place


Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network and executive produced by Aaron Spelling for Spelling Television. It is the second series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise, and is set in a small apartment courtyard complex in the West Hollywood district of Los Angeles, where several young individuals reside, each with their own dreams and drives.

Like its predecessor, the show struggled in its first season with low ratings. However, with the arrival of more interesting characters and over-the-top storylines, ratings increased. The show was cancelled after its seventh season. In 2004, the network SOAPnet began repeating the series. Seasons 1 through 5 are currently available on DVD.

During the first season, the show was a relatively earnest serial drama with low-key storylines, and focused on how young people come to Los Angeles to realize their dreams.

The series was introduced with a cross-over story from Beverly Hills, 90210 involving Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) pursuing Melrose Place resident Jake Hanson (Grant Show), a struggling manual laborer and bad-boy biker. Jake appeared in two episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Kelly appeared in three episodes of Melrose Place; Jake eventually breaks off the potential romance because of their different backgrounds. Tori Spelling later appeared in two episodes of Melrose Place as her Beverly Hills, 90210 character Donna Martin, and Brian Austin Green appeared in three as David Silver.

Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro) and Jane Mancini (Josie Bissett) were originally the stable couple in the apartment building, with Michael working as the building superintendent, and a sympathetic doctor at Wilshire Memorial Hospital, and Jane working as a budding fashion designer. Their neighbors were roommates Alison (Courtney Thorne-Smith) and Billy (Andrew Shue). Allison was a receptionist at D&D Advertising, a local advertising firm, and Billy was a struggling writer who worked odd jobs from a taxi driver to a copywriter at a local magazine company. Allison and Billy later began a love affair. Matt Fielding (Doug Savant), was a gay social worker who had no love life during the first season, and spent much of his storyline involved in one discrimination-related lawsuit after the next when he was beaten up in a gay-bashing incident, lost his job, and regained it.

Other original cast members were Rhonda Blair (Vanessa A. Williams), an African-American aerobics instructor, and her roommate, the blonde, budding Southern belle starlet Sandy Harling (Amy Locane), who moonlighted as a waitress at a bar called Shooters which served as the group's hang-out place. Sandy was written out after 13 episodes when the powers that be decided they were not interested in having to continually address her acting pursuits. Rhonda was removed after the first season when she got engaged to a wealthy restaurant entrepreneur.

Early in the show's run, photographer Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga) arrived from New York to escape her alcoholic ex-husband. The tough Jo was compatible with Jake, and the two would enjoy an on-again, off-again romance, remaining close throughout whether they are romantically involved at the time or not.

Producers were faced with mediocre ratings and attempted to revamp the series during the first season. This revamp came in the form of the first-season arrival of Dynasty and T.J. Hooker alumna Heather Locklear as the opinionated and assertive Amanda Woodward, who worked as the ambitious art director at D&D Advertising and became Alison's confidante after she received a promotion. Initially intended as a high-profile guest, Locklear was retained on the series on a permanent basis but kept her "Special Guest Star" billing throughout the show's entire run. Amanda soon vied with Alison for Billy's affections and became a vice-president for D&D Advertising, and had affairs with several male residents. Amanda's malevolence, catty one-liners, and sexy "power dressing" wardrobe helped to make Melrose a guilty pleasure for many millions of viewers around the world. The show became less of an episodic series, and more of a soap opera with ongoing, interwoven stories, beginning with Michael Mancini's love affair with his lonesome co-worker Kimberly Shaw (Marcia Cross) and Alison's affair with a married man who eventually stalks her. The first season came to a close with Alison and Billy coming together as a couple, Michael and Jane splitting up when Jane finally discovered his infidelity with Kimberly, and the discovery that Amanda has purchased the apartment complex.

As the second season began, Jane divorced Michael, who got engaged to Kimberly, and then had a fling with Jane's immature and irresponsible younger sister Sydney (Laura Leighton). Sydney was presented as somewhat a chaotic schemer, often outwitted and double-crossed by others, forcing her into ill-advised jobs such as a stripper, and later, a prostitute. While working at Shooters as a waitress, Sydney was introduced by a co-worker to Lauren Ethridge, a notorious Hollywood madam who recruited Sydney into her call girl ring. Uncomfortable with the work, Sydney quit but soon got arrested for solicitation. Michael bailed her out of jail and used this damaging information to blackmail Sydney to break up Jane and her latest love interest, her divorce lawyer Robert.

The storylines began to heat up when a drunken Michael crashed his car, sending him and Kimberly tumbling down a ravine. Kimberly's angry, grieving mother sent word that her critically injured daughter died in a medical facility in Ohio. Michael eluded potential manslaughter charges when Matt faked Michael's blood alcohol test results at the hospital. Sydney used this information to blackmail Michael into marrying her, despite her sister Jane's protests, which led to a catfight in the Melrose Place pool as Jane discovers Sydney stealing the family wedding dress. Sydney's plans for blackmailing Michael were foiled when Kimberly later reappeared, alive and well, revealing that her mother lied to keep Michael away. Kimberly returned as a more ruthless, unstable individual, with her sanity negatively affected by brain surgery and her accident. She reclaimed Michael as her own, and ultimately revealed her desire to take vengeance on him by killing him. In one of the series' most famous moments, Kimberly removes her wig in front of a mirror to present a gruesome scar left from the drunken car accident.

Later in the series, after being rejected by Michael after Kimberly's return, Sydney took over Lauren Ethridge's call girl ring when Lauren was in jail facing criminal charges. When Lauren was released she ousted Sydney and demanded all of the profits from her escort service while she was incarcerated. Sydney was forced to take a job as a stripper to get the money, and later as a street prostitute, to pay off Lauren. Sydney was attacked and beaten up on the street by some low-life streetwalkers and ended up in the hospital, where the scheming and manipulative Kimberly recruited her in part of her scheme to kill Michael, whom she blamed for the car accident that left her physically and emotionally disfigured.

Early in the season, Matt lost his job when the halfway house he worked in closed down. Michael then gave Matt an office job at Wilshire Hospital as a social services worker. There Matt met and befriended a Russian immigrant doctor named Katya Petrova. Katya showed a romantic interest in Matt at first, but Matt didn't reciprocate her feelings. Matt told Katya that he was gay and the two became close friend, and when Katya was in danger of being deported Matt offered to marry her. She saw better opportunity for her five-year-old daughter in America and if Matt married Katya, she and her daughter could remain in America. Matt agreed to the deal, but found that his "marriage" to a woman hindered his social cruising life. When Katya traveled back to Russia to visit her family, she decided to stay and had her daughter sent back to her, thus freeing Matt from their arrangement. Later in the season, Matt became romantically involved with Jeffrey Teller, a closeted U.S. Navy officer whose choice to remain private did not suit well with Matt, who was out and proud of his homosexuality. Matt persuaded Jeffrey to "come out" about his sexual orientation, and soon regretted it when Jeffrey was dismissed from the service and left town shortly thereafter because of it.

Jake purchased a struggling motorcycle repair shop, which soon burned down in a fire that was accidentally started by Amanda. Jake never found out that Amanda was indirectly responsible for the fire, but the end result had him ending his romance with Jo. Jake then became involved with Amanda and she then gave him a job at her father's auto making factory. Jake soon discovered that Amanda's father, Palmer, was involved in a scam of selling illegally reproduced cars as originals and was forced by the FBI to help in their arrest of Palmer.

Jo became romantically involved with the supposedly innocent ex-con and former high school flame Reed Carter, who worked on boats where he secretly smuggled drugs. Jo's discovery of his stash led Reed to kidnap her on the boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Jo killed Reed in self-defense and later learned that she was pregnant with his child.

As for Alison and Billy, their romance through the season had various ups and downs. Alison met and had a relationship with Steve McMillian, an eccentric entrepreneur who became a new client at D&D Advertising. Alison tried to set up Jo with Steve to keep her interest in Steve suppressed, but found it hard to keep her romantic feelings for him to herself. Eventually, Steve left town for a job in Europe, and Alison and Billy reconciled. By then, Billy had taken a job at a top-line magazine company, where he was trying to get ahead in the company any way he could.

Late in the season, while dealing with her difficult romance with Jake and struggling to run D&D Advertising under her aggressive and mean-spirited attitude, Amanda had an uncomfortable reunion with her long-estranged mother Hilary Michaels (Linda Gray), who was the CEO of a top-line modeling agency called Models Incorporated (which would lead into the spin-off series Models Inc.). Jo became acquainted with one of the models from Hilary’s company, named Sarah Owens, whom she helped get out of an abusive relationship. Hilary asked Amanda to employ her charming (but very scheming) fiancé Chas at D&D. He made sexual advances against Amanda which resulted in her firing him. Making it look like Amanda had taken advantage of him, Chas used his dismissal to file a lawsuit against Amanda and her company. Hilary finally learned the truth about Chas' intentions and had her lawsuit against Amanda dropped, but Amanda refused to forgive her own mother for it and Hilary departed from the series to settle on her own.

Alison and Billy got engaged and planned a wedding set in the building's courtyard. On the day of her wedding, Alison’s father threatened her and she experienced flashbacks to the childhood sexual abuse perpetrated by him. Alison fled through a window shortly before the ceremony and ran away from the wedding--and Billy--and ended up living with her older sister, Meredith, in San Francisco, who was also abused by their father. The season wrapped up with the psychotic Kimberly, wearing a short blonde wig, running Michael down with Jane's car and Jane getting arrested for the crime.

As the high-octane third season gets underway, Jane first, and then Sydney, are blamed for Michael's hit and run accident, which has left him with amnesia and Kimberly, the real culprit, completely getting away with the crime. Though Michael eventually regains his memory and realizes Kimberly was his attempted killer, the pair reconcile and soon marry in an impulsive Las Vegas wedding.

The pregnant Jo gets embroiled in a custody battle with Reed's parents, who want to take their grandchild away from the woman who "murdered" their son. Kimberly appears to help Jo conspire to fake the baby's death so that Jo can escape and live in anonymity with her child; but, having recently learned that she is unable to bear children of her own, Kimberly actually steals the baby from Jo and starts to raise him herself. Once Jo reports them to Wilshire Hospital's chief of staff, the ruthless and conniving Dr. Peter Burns (Jack Wagner), Michael relents and returns the child. Enraged, Kimberly informs the Carters (Reed's parents) that Jo's baby is alive, and the Carters hire a nanny to steal the baby from Jo. After tracking them down and getting shot in the back for her troubles, Jo ultimately decides to give her son up for adoption.

Matt continued working at social services at the hospital. He briefly got back together with his former lover, Jeffrey Teller, who reveals to him that he was discharge from the U.S. Navy when he discovered that he was HIV-positive. Matt soon become uncomfortable with Jeffrey wanting to live the rest of life as fully as he could, and they broke up midway through the season. Later in the season, Matt became involved with a doctor, Paul, the new plastic surgeon at the hospital who is in the closet... and still married to a woman. But in the shocking season final, Paul ends up murdering his wife and meticulously set Matt up as the perpetrator.

In this season, Sydney transformed from being a seductive and crafty vixen into a victim to which one bad incident after another happened. She never was able to exonerate herself for the attempt on Michael's life at the end of Season 2, and everyone treats her with hostility and suspicion for the duration of the series. After being sent first to prison, and then to a mental hospital by Jane, who believed that Sydney was insane, she got released by Jane in a work release program under her. But Sydney ended up gaining the unwanted attention of Chris Marchette, an Australian businessman associated with Jane, and who was a closet gigolo and psychopath who made sexual passes at Sydney, and always denied any of his wrongdoing to Jane and everyone else. (Skepticism, betrayal, greed and mistrust became the recurring theme for the series from this point forward). Chris eventually embezzled most of Jane's business money and skipped town.

Sydney returned to work as a waitress at Shooters, where she grew closer to Jake. But Jake later broke up with Sydney when Chris forced her into sexual favors when he threatened to murder him, as well as Jane. Sydney's bad luck continued when she advertised for a roommate to help pay her rent, and a charming young woman named Rikki moved in. Rikki turned out to be another typical, conniving psychopath who hooked Sydney up with a religious cult led by a shady guru, named Martin Abbott. Eventually, Sydney was rescued rescued by Jane and Jake. Frustrated at this turn of events, and with everyone still treating her with distrust, Sydney finally gave up trying to be a good person and reverted back to her wicked, devious and crafty self and started by sabotaging a romance between Jake and Jane before it began. Shortly afterward, Sydney got back at both Michael and Kimberly by extorting money from them over their marital difficulties and used it to take control of Jane's design business. Jane, eventually learning that the only way to combat evil and win is to become evil herself, successfully ousted Sydney in a crafty scam of her own.

Jake bought the late Reed Carter's boat, only to have it destroyed when Amanda's fugitive father, Palmer, returned plotting to murder him for losing his business, and hiring a contract killer named Brittany to do the deed. But predictably, the greedy Brittany doubled crossed Palmer by stealing his ill-gotten money for herself, and then murdered Palmer and attempted to murder Jake by destroying his boat with explosives. Jake was rescued at sea, and for helping the FBI to track down Brittany, received a $50,000 reward which he used his windfall to purchase the bar Shooters.

Late in the season, Jake reconciles with Jo shortly before reuniting with his half-brother, Jess, when their mother died in his Washington state hometown. Jess followed Jake back to Los Angeles, and immediately set out to infiltrate Jake's life, first by getting involved with Jo and setting Jake up to get shot in an armed robbery at Shooters. Jo did not believe Jake's claims that Jess tried to have him killed in order to claim his whole life for himself, until Jess got violent with her. When Jake discovered Jo beaten up, he set off to avenge her, and he and Jess tumbled off the top of a construction site in their brawl during the season finale cliffhanger.

After ending her relationship with Billy (who was both unable and unwilling to understand Alison's mental problems), Alison descended into alcoholism and ended up in a rehab center to recuperate. She became involved with an NFL football player, only to not have it last. Billy remained irate at Alison for the duration of the season, and took another job as the copywriter at D&D, thanks to Amanda's ploy. Amanda got involved with Wilshire Memorial chief of staff Peter Burns, who secretly conspired to take her down as President of D&D so his old girlfriend, Caitlin, could take her place. He even went as far as to attempt to kill Amanda on the operating table in a fake appendicitis attack until Michael came to her rescue and Peter got arrested.

Amanda later discovered that she was suffering from lymphoma, causing her to lose her job as president of D&D, with Alison serving as her eager replacement. But Alison, unable to cope with this sudden change of career move, couldn't cope with the workload and became a villain herself when she developed the same aggressive, take-no-prisoners attitude which she resented in Amanda. Michael began to fall for Amanda while serving as her doctor and they had a brief affair--enraging the increasingly unstable Kimberly. Amanda rejected Michael's advances once her health was restored, and she puts her energies back into reclaiming her status at D&D, teaming up with upstart and conniving intern Brooke Armstrong (Kristin Davis) to overthrow the overwhelmed Alison as president. Brooke got involved with Billy and got Alison out of the way in a ruse that sent her off to a job in Hong Kong, while Brooke, after helping Amanda oust Alison from D&D (not surprisingly), began plotting to oust Amanda too so Brooke could take over D&D all for herself. Brooke marries Billy in the season finale, despite Alison's interrupting the ceremony to beg Billy for another chance.

Kimberly, after being served with divorce papers, plotted revenge against Michael once again first by setting him up for assaulting her. Michael is bailed out of prison by Peter Burns, (having served a short jail sentence for the attempt on Amanda's life) who needed Michael's and Kimberly's help in testifying to the medical board in the Amanda debacle in order for him to keep his medical license. Peter seduced Kimberly into a romance to get her to take his side. Once the medical board lets Peter go, his real motives become apparent to Kimberly, finally pushing her over the edge and, pushed by demonic visions in her mind, plants four fire bombs in the apartment complex in a thrilling third-season cliffhanger to destroy the whole apartment building and everyone in it. Note: due to the Oklahoma City bombing that occurred April 1995, one month before the May cliffhanger, the actual bombing did not take place onscreen until the beginning of season four.

Picking up where Season Three left off, Kimberly sets off a horrendous and spectacular series of explosions that destroy half the Melrose apartment complex. Jane's potential new boss is killed and Alison temporarily loses her eyesight.

Jess died in the fall at the construction site, leaving Jake plagued with guilt. Jake later met and shacked up with Shelly Hanson, Jess' ex-wife who arrived in town for Jess' funeral, and Jake gave Shelly a job at Shooters. But as expected, Shelly (just like Jess before) had an agenda and ploted to steal all of Jake's money and ruin him financially as revenge for what she saw as Jake killing her ex-husband. Shelly's scheme almost worked until Jake wised up to her and after she attempted to murder him, he sudued her and was arrested.

Matt eventually was exonerated in Paul's wife's murder when Paul confessed to the crime before dying after being shot by the police. But Matt lost his job because of the legal incident in which Michael approached Matt and persuaded him to sue his former boss, Calvin Hobbs, the Wilshire chief-of-staff who took over back in Season Three as Peter's replacement. With the help of a GLAAD league, Matt went through and won the lawsuit, as well as a large sum of money. Matt later used that money in his settlement to enroll in medical school and took another job back at Wilshire Hospital as an intern.

Kimberly was declared insane by the courts for the bombing and locked away in a lunatic asylum. Peter takes special care for her, revealing to Sydney that his concern stems from memories of his now-deceased sister who suffered similar mental problems. Kimberly reveals that she is being coaxed into violent and murderous actions by visions of a man named Henry, and Kimberly's mother admits that Henry was once their family's gardener whom Kimberly, then a child, stabbed to death when she walked in on him raping her mother. Kimberly is released into Peter's protective custody, but becomes lonely when he starts devoting his time to rekindling his romance with Amanda.

Alison eventually regained her eyesight, got her old job back at D&D Advertising, and got involved with and married Brooke's father Hayley (Perry King), and soon both Brooke and Hayley interfered with each other's marriages. Hayley eventually discovered he is financially ruined and, during a trip with Alison, he drowns after falling from his yacht while drunk. Brooke and Billy's marriage is rocky from the start due to her jealousy over Alison, and Billy threatens to leave her when he discovers she lied about a pregnancy and miscarriage. They reconcile when Brooke attempts suicide, but Billy leaves again for good, when he cannot put up with Brooke's manic behavior any longer. Brooke eventually drowns in the Melrose Place pool, and Billy is haunted by her death and tries to keep her "memory" alive by emulating her personality in his work life, becoming ruthless and vindictive.

Amanda reveals she faked her own death years ago in Miami to escape her violent husband Jack Parezi, a businessman with Mafia connections, who now tracks her down in L.A. and dies in an accident after trying to reclaim Amanda as his. Shortly after, Amanda is reunited with her long-lost first love, Jack's brother Bobby, and dumps Peter for him. Peter soon gets involved with Alycia Barnett, who had been Matt's lawyer in the Paul situation, and the two also conspired to ruin Bobby so that Alycia could take control of Bobby's TV cable company empire and, secretly, so Peter could win Amanda back. Bobby discovers the duplicity and, when attacking Alycia at Peter's office, she accidentally knocks him out of the high-rise window to his death. Peter got arrested for the crime, and the real killer, Alycia, died in a car accident while trying to leave town.

Kimberly and Michael reconcile and remarry, but her sanity begins to break down once again and she develops multiple personality disorder, often reverting to the persona of a '50s-era housewife named Betsy, who had a tendency to become violently angry. While driving with Peter to the police station to give her statement as his alibi for the night Bobby died, Kimberly slips back into Betsy mode and kidnaps Peter and takes him to a mental institution, where she locks him up in an act of revenge for previously declaring her insane.

After breaking up with Jake, Jo got involved with Richard Hart, creating a rift between her and Jane. Jane pretended to seduce Michael to make Richard jealous, infuriating Sydney, who tried to sabotage Jane by spiking her drink with prescription pills, accidentally causing her to suffer a stroke, leaving Jane paralyzed on one side. Jake become an ally during this time, and he and Jane started a relationship as Jane recovers. But on a business trip to New York, Richard rapes Jane, and in her anger she unexpectedly breaks up with Jake and sets out to get revenge on Richard.

As for Matt, in between medical school classes and interning at Wilshire, he met and started a romance with Alan, a Hollywood movie actor who was closeted. Alan's choice to remain private about their romance did not suit well with the out-and-proud Matt, especially after Alan began lying to the public about his sexual orientation since he felt that revealing his homosexuality would cause him to be backlisted in the Hollywood film industry. Frustrated, Matt began a romance with another man named David, who had taken Matt's old job in Social Services at Wilshire Hospital, behind Alan's back. Matt eventually broke up with Alan after he refused to come out of the closet about their romance, and Matt later broke up with David over his guilt over cheating on Alan. Afterwards, Matt began taking painkiller pills when he contracted meningitis from a patient, and as the season came to an end, he quietly became a drug addict in stealing pills out of the hospital medicine locker to cope with all the setbacks he was facing in life.

Late in the season, Jo began a relationship with one of Matt's medical school professors, Dominick O'Malley, who helped her care for an ailing Matt, and also helped Jo with one of Sydney's old school friends who was in a spousal abuse case. When Dr. O'Malley told Jo that he was going to Bosina as part of a Doctors Without Borders program, he invited her to join him, and she agreed. And, as the season wrapped up, Amanda and Michael set out to rescue Peter from "Betsy" at the mental institution; Kimberly snaps back to reality before tumbling off a scaffolding and falling into a coma, leaving Peter once again without an alibi. Billy decided to get back together with Alison and seeks Jake's help to reunite them, but Jake and Alison develop feelings for each other instead and begin a relationship of their own.

In the season's final episode, Jane discovers that Sydney was responsible for her stroke and blackmails her into helping her murder Richard. Sydney seemingly kills Richard with a shovel and the two sisters bury his body in a field. The last scene reveals that Richard is really alive as his hand shoots out of the ground as the two sisters speed away in their car....

The Fifth Season seemed to have been the point where the series hit its peak. A detective reveals to Amanda, now married to Peter, that Peter isn't really who he claims to be. Jane and Sydney try to fight back worry of the truth being revealed of what happened to Richard. Richard rises from the grave and begins to harass Sydney and Jane, without letting them know that he's still alive. Jake and Allison begin a secret love-affair behind Billy's back. Kimberly can't remember her dinner with Peter, and his trial is only a few days away. At the same time, two new characters were introduced, Taylor McBride the attractive wife of Kyle McBride, a restaurant owner in Boston. Taylor learned of Peter's arrest, and traveled to Los Angeles and to Melrose in search of answers where Taylor rented Jo's vacant apartment, and persuaded Kyle to join her and move their restaurant to L.A. Unknown to Kyle, Taylor appeared to have a secret involving Peter, and it clashes with Amanda early on who immediately suspected something about Taylor.

Richard continued to stalk Jane and Sydney while Samantha Riley, an artist and Jane's new roommate whom she hires at her boutique store, began to suspect something is wrong. Richard is eventually killed by a police officer after trying to shoot Jane and Sydney at a rural convenience store. The police let Jane and Sydney leave with the money Richard stole from Jane.

Kimberly began to remember the dinner and the waiter is found who waited on her and Peter. Peter is released as Taylor began to grow even more closer to him. Peter begins to drink heavily and spend time at Kyle's restaurant, Kyle's. Allison rejected Billy's proposal as Jake and Allison got closer. Billy eventually hated both of them. Jane learns of Jake and Allison relationship and begins to act out her heartache by throwing a brick through Jake and Allison's bedroom window, slashing Allison's tires, and then getting a restraining order against Jake. Meanwhile, Taylor revealed to Peter that she is Victoria Taylor Davis, the younger sister of his deceased first wife, Beth. Amanda began to lose hold of Peter as his interested in Taylor intensified.

Megan Lewis is another new character who meets Michael on the beach during his morning jogs and quickly begins to have an affair with him. Michael resists at first, but eventually agrees with it as Kimberly can't have sex due to orders from her psychiatrist. Michael soon discovers that Megan is a prostitute, and he demanded to let him be the only man in her life.

Amanda met a new co-worker at work, Craig Field whose father is Amanda's ruthless boss. Craig learned he has control of the company from his mother's will and begins to make things rough for Amanda. Eventually, Craig's father dies of a heart attack after Amanda learns that his father was involved in the murder of Craig's grandfather.

Michael finds Megan and Kimberly talking with each other and we learn that Megan and Kimberly were working together the whole time. Kimberly had hired Megan to sleep with Michael. Michael makes Megan give up being a prostitute and assures her that he will pay for her living expenses. Kimberly learns she has a terminal brain tumor and she only has three months left to live.

Allison learns she's pregnant with Jake's baby, which leads to trouble in her life. Allison isn't even sure if she wants a baby and after a brief stint of returning to D & D, Jake and Allison hit a rough patch and Allison soon miscarries and learns that she can't ever have a baby. Despite this Allison and Jake get married.

Matt's drug use finally became public knowledge which led him to entering a rehab program and he soon began a relationship with Dr. Dan Hathaway, the openly gay rehab director. Matt and Dan's out and open romance was at first pleasant, but soon turned dark when Dan was revealed to be physically abusive and domineering, which led Matt to break up with him.

Taylor and Kyle continue to have trouble in their marriage after coming to Melrose. Kyle ends up having a one-night stand with Sydney. Sydney, still running Jane's company, has a relationship with a millionaire which ends after he learns of her love for Kyle. A con artist fakes an accident at Sydney's store, leaving her trying to prove the truth. After the trial, Sydney is left with nothing and becomes a con artist herself.

Michael and Kimberly divorce as she pushes him and Megan together. She tells Megan she is planning on killing herself, which leads to a car accident hurting both Kimberly and Michael. Michael survives after having a dream of Megan pulling him to heaven and Kimberly pulling him into hell. Michael promises Kimberly he will spend his final days with her and he eventually ends up having sex with her.

Billy and Samantha form a relationship after Samantha has a short relationship with Craig. She and Billy eventually move in together and seem to be on the right track towards marriage until Samantha's convict father shows up, who has escaped from prison.

Jake begins to spend more time with his son and ex-girlfriend after her husband left them. Allison sees that what Jake really needs is a family, something that she is unable to provide. Allison fakes returning to alcohol so Jake could leave her. Jake is reunited with his son, and Allison leaves Melrose Place alone, heading for Atlanta, while Jake moves to Ojai to live with his former girlfriend and their son.

Peter eventually ends up sleeping with Taylor and they start having an affair. Kyle and Amanda learn of the affair and they both file for divorce. Peter begins to make Taylor look and act like his dead wife. Taylor starts to get upset and doesn't think she can take it anymore.

Samantha's father demands money from Billy and Sam and goes out on the run. The police tap Sam and Billy's phone to learn what happened to her father.

Michael and Megan finally got married, making this his fourth marriage of the series.

Michael and Taylor drugged Peter to convince him he has rage epilepsy. Michael cheats Peter out of Chief of Staff position by tricking Peter into signing a contract. Peter soon learns the truth and throws Michael through a window, cutting up Michael's surgeon hands, and then he attempts to push Taylor off a lighthouse until she reveals to him that she's pregnant in the literal cliff-hanging final episode.

Sydney's job as a con-artist heats up when she plots to take down Amanda. Sydney falls down the spiral staircase and fakes injuries during a party at D&D. Craig fakes concern for Sydney to save D&D from a lawsuit, but a real relationship soon develops.

Kimberly's brain tumor goes into remission and attempts a plot to break up Michael and Megan, but soon dies of an aneurysm in her mother's arms. Amanda loses her grip on D&D after Craig and Sydney launch a new ad business. Craig proposes to Sydney and she accepts.

Midway through the season, Michael's younger sister, Jennifer, showed up and began to cause trouble not only between Michael and Megan, but everyone else. Jennifer was revealed to be the young woman that Kyle had an affair with in Boston years earlier, and she soon tried to break up Kyle's marriage to Taylor, and later, his growing romance with Amanda.

Late in the season, Matt's rebellious teenage niece, Chelsea, moved in with him after the death of her father. But Chelsea's estranged mother arrived in town wanting custody which led to another courtroom case. After a courtroom battle, Matt finally gained custody of his niece.

In the final episode of the season, Sydney and Craig got married, while Kyle left in the middle of the wedding to find Amanda who is planning on moving to New York to start over. Amanda and Kyle get together and begin to make love. While working as a grocery store cashier, Samantha is taken hostage by her father and ended up in a high speed chase with the police.

Meanwhile, Craig and Sydney's wedding ends out in front of a church, while Samantha and her father have a car accident from the police chase. They crash through a nearby bus stop and run over Sydney, leaving Craig crying over Sydney's bloody body.

Two new characters are introduced to revive the series: the violent Dr. Brett 'Coop' Cooper (Linden Ashby) and his seductive, spoiled ex-wife, Lexi Sterling (Jamie Luner). The focal point of the season is the troubled relationship between Kyle and Amanda, who returns to her nasty ways after creating her own advertising agency, Amanda Woodward Advertising. Craig attacks Jennifer who is aided by Billy in a fight for her life after Billy successfully destroys Craig's new advertising company, but Craig escapes, steals Jennifer's car, and commits suicide, unable to live with the grief of losing Sydney months earlier.

Early on in the season, Billy and Samantha are engaged, and he asks Craig to be his best man. As with all weddings in the series, it is not smooth sailing and the pair have a falling out after one of Samantha's old friend's, Connie, arrives in town and creates friction. Fortunately, they patch things up and get married, but it is not long before he starts cheating on her with Jennifer. In spite of his affair, Billy is committed to making his marriage work.

Samantha and Jeff get together and attempt to break up Billy and Jennifer by sending a fake fax from Alison. Jennifer is heartbroken because she is worried that he still has feelings for her. Eventually, Jennifer and Billy reconcile after Jane convinces Michael to help them resolve their issues, and they move to Rome together.

The characters of Samantha, Jennifer, Billy, Taylor, and Coop depart from the series by the end of the season. Taylor, gives birth to Michael's child and agrees to share mothering duties with the returning Jane, but she reconsiders and goes back to Boston, keeping the baby for herself.

After Coop's failed murder attempt on Lexi's life, diverted with Megan's aid, he leaves to take up a job offer with a man who previously tried to con Megan into sex, knowing of her past as a prostitute. The show is renewed for a seventh season, which would also be its last.

New characters were hurriedly drafted into the series for its final season, including Kyle's younger brother Ryan McBride (John Haymes Newton), who is revealed to have a young daughter living at a convent in New York following the death of her mother. Also new is Eve Cleary (Rena Sofer), an old school friend of Amanda's. Both characters had difficulty gaining a following during this period of cast instability. Overall, the series seemed unable to handle the high number of cast changes in such a short time, and its popularity never recovered. Amanda and Michael remained leading characters through to the end of the series.

As the seventh and final season began, the residents learned that Matt, who had moved away a year earlier for career advancement provided by Michael, died in a car accident on his way to a reunion dinner at Kyle's restaurant. The residents also learned that Matt had kept a journal of all the secrets they shared with him and each of them schemed to get their hands on it. This was the driving force behind the stories for this season. One of the most notable stories was that of the hidden relationship between Amanda and Eve Cleary Burns. They were high school cheerleaders together until an ugly encounter ended up in the death of Eve's boyfriend which resulted in Eve spending 15 years in prison. Kyle eventually learns about their secret past and grudgingly agrees to keep the truth from Peter, Eve's new husband.

Amanda and Kyle enjoy wedded bliss and even try to get pregnant, but things come crashing down when Peter gives Kyle the wrong test results that indicate he cannot father a baby. They reunite after Kyle goes through rehab. Amanda agrees to sell the building in order to pay for their dream home, but eventually their marriage comes to an end.

Josie Bissett returned to the series as Jane in 1998 in a move to halt the series' downward spiral, and story lines centered on the rekindling of her relationship with Michael. It is revealed she slept with a current client of Amanda's the day before her wedding to Michael, leading to his distrust of her now as they decide to marry again. They exchange wedding vows again, only to end up estranged and on the road to an ugly divorce within hours. The two reunited at Christmas, but it didn't last.

Megan and Ryan begin a relationship which led to them getting married in the season final. Lexi underwent a transformation from a rich, spoilt daddy's girl to a scheming super-bitch who succeeded in purchasing the Melrose Place building from Amanda and started a new agency, Sterling-Conway, which drove Amanda out of business. Eventually, the show paired the long-suffering Jane with Kyle (the actors were real-life spouses) and returned to the coupling of Amanda and Peter, in spite of the fact that Peter was still married to Eve. Lexi also became sexually involved with Michael, but they broke up by the season's end after she rejects his marriage proposal due to the realization that neither could truly be committed and monogamous to the other.

Chin compared the works to viruses, symbiotic and invisible. The project was called "In the Name of the Place", as part of the "Uncommon Sense" art show at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, California in 1997. A portion of the Fifth Season was filmed at the Geffen Contemporary where the project was displayed. The artwork was also shown at the 1997 Kwangju Biennale in Kwangju, Korea and at Grand Arts in Kansas City, Missouri in 1998. Sotheby's Auction house auctioned almost fifty of these artworks for charity.

CBS Home Entertainment is releasing Melrose Place on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time. To date they have released seasons 1-4. Season 5, Volume 1 was released on February 10, 2009.

Melrose Place is a spin-off of the '90s teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210. The character of Jake Hanson was introduced in the second season of the former series, and became involved in a relationship with Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) with led to a string of cross-over appearances as she followed Jake to Los Angeles. Accompanying Kelly were Steve Sanders (Ian Zeiring), Donna Martin (Tori Spelling), and David Silver (Brian Austin Green). The story line was resolved within early episodes of Melrose Place, with Jake and Kelly going their separate ways.

In early 1994, former Dallas star Linda Gray guest starred as Amanda's mother, Hillary Michaels. Hillary ran a modeling agency, and viewers were invited to follow Hillary to her own series, Models Inc., which lasted one season.

90210 is the 2008 spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 which premiered on The CW on September 2, 2008. Like all shows within the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise, the series takes place within the same continuity as Melrose Place, although Rob Estes plays a different role.

The Melrose Place spin-off is a re-imagining of Melrose Place, featuring a group of young adults living in a West Hollywood apartment complex. It is the fifth series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise created by Darren Star. The show will premiere in the US on The CW in the Fall 2009 season. Smallville producers, Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer are helming the pilot script, and will be the executive producers on the series.

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Beverly Hills, 90210 is a prime time television drama series that aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on FOX in the United States, and subsequently on various networks around the world. It is the first series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. The show followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California University after graduation. The show was created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling and Spelling Television. The "90210" in the title refers to the city's ZIP code.

The original premise of the show was based on the adjustment and culture shock that twins Brandon (played by Jason Priestley) and Brenda Walsh (played by Shannen Doherty) experienced when they and their parents, Jim and Cindy moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Beverly Hills. In addition to chronicling the friendships and romantic relationships of a group of close-knit teenagers, the show also addressed numerous topical issues including date rape, alcoholism, domestic violence, gay rights, drug abuse, teenage suicide, AIDS, teenage pregnancy, and abortion.

The series gained popularity during the summer of 1991, when FOX aired a special "summer season" of the show while most other series were in reruns. The series became one of FOX's top shows when it began its next season that fall. Viewership increased dramatically and the cast members, particularly Jason Priestley and Luke Perry, became teen idols, while the series would make actresses Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling household names in the US.

The series began with the introduction of the Walsh family—Jim, Cindy, Brandon, and Brenda—who'd recently moved from Minnesota to Beverly Hills, California as a result of Jim's job promotion. In the first episode, Brandon and Brenda began attending West Beverly Hills High School, where they were eventually introduced to several friends who composed the remainder of the cast: Kelly Taylor, Steve Sanders, Andrea Zuckerman, Dylan McKay, David Silver, Scott Scanlon, and Donna Martin. The show followed the personal and professional matters of its characters throughout early adulthood, while introducing several additional characters as its seasons progresses.

Beverly Hills, 90210's opening credits went through various changes during its ten-year run.

The opening credits starts with a postal worker walking up to the Walsh home in Minnesota. The worker then writes "Please forward to 953 Hillcrest Drive Beverly Hills CA, 90210." The text "Beverly Hills, 90210" then jumps from the letter onto the screen on top of various video of Beverly Hills (this was later removed after a couple of episodes). Then, footage from the show of each cast member is shown with their names. The last few scenes in the opening are of the Walsh family together. The theme was composed by John E. Davis and the opening was designed by Kathie Broyles. The cast shown in this version are Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Luke Perry, Brian Austin Green, Douglas Emerson, Tori Spelling, Carol Potter and James Eckhouse.

The opening credits starts with the younger cast gathered around a white background (mainly playing around and having what seems to be fun). The opening then flashes white (turning the live action film into a still picture) and then goes to a title card. Footage from the show (and during the summer episodes, footage from a beach photo shoot taken in 1991) is shown with the word "starring". Then video taken from a photo shoot (from the shows first and fourth seasons respectively) of the cast is shown with each cast members name.

Noticeably missing is Douglas Emerson, whose character Scott Scanlon, was dropped to recurring and later killed off early on in the second season. This caused original footage of the cast that was taken from the photo shoot which Emerson participated in not to be used and replaced with the new footage.

At the end of the opening, the cast is shown shaking hands and then walking away from the camera. In season 4, the footage is replaced with the ending scene from the show's third season finale, "Commencement". The opening(s) were designed by Luise Hollowell. The theme used is a remixed version of the Season 1 theme by John E. Davis. The theme is later remixed once again by John E. Davis in Season 4. The cast shown in these versions are Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Luke Perry, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Carol Potter and James Eckhouse.

With Shannen Doherty's Brenda now gone, the opening credits went through some remodeling. The theme song was cut down to 58 seconds instead of 1 minute and 38 seconds. And new cast members Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and Mark Damon Espinoza were added. Also, a new logo and text effect. Jennie Garth also moved up to the lead actress spot in the opening (vacated by Doherty). The opening originally featured scenes from the show, but this was later replaced by more footage from a photo shoot. After Andrea (Gabrielle Cateris) and Jesse (Mark Damon Espinoza) left the series on the second to the last episode of the season, their footage remained in the opening for the next episode which was the season finale. The opening was designed by an unknown person, whose name is not listed in the end credits for this season, though William Brown has been speculated by many as the designer. The cast shown in these versions are Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Luke Perry, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Mark Damon Espinoza, Tiffani Thiessen, Carol Potter and James Eckhouse.

With new executive producers, the opening once again went through some major changes. In were Kathleen Robertson (Clare Arnold), Jamie Walters (Ray Pruit), and for the first time Joe E. Tata (Nat Bussichio). Out was Darren Star's name at the end of the credits (this was due to the fact that Star had sold all his shares in both Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place). A new logo was introduced (which unlike previous logos, overlayed on top of a cast shot), as well as another text effect (which was very similar to the one used in Season 5). The opening(s) were designed by William Brown. The cast shown in these versions are Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Luke Perry (Season 6, episodes 1-10 only) Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Tiffani Thiessen, Joe E. Tata, Jamie Walters (Season 6, episodes 1-13 only) and Kathleen Robertson.

With a new executive producer, the departure of Kathleen Robertson, and the cast of characters now out of school, the opening credits were once again revamped. New cast members Hillary Swank(Carly Reynolds) and Vincent Young(Noah Hunter) were added(and latter Daniel Cosgrove and Lindsay Price in season 9). And footage of the cast together at a photoshoot received a blue hue, instead of the traditional grainy film look. The opening(s) were designed by Brian Dollenmayer. The cast shown in these versions are Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Tiffani Thiessen, Joe E. Tata, Hilary Swank (season 8, episodes 1-19 only) Vincent Young, Lindsay Price(starting in season 9) and Daniel Cosgrove(season 9).

With Jon Eisendrath as executive producer, the opening credits were once again changed. Used for the first time after Brandon's departure (Season 9, Episode 7), they featured more or less the same effects from previous seasons (blue hues, grainy effects) and was similar in style to that of the previous season. There were two cast departures: Jason Priestley (Season 9, Episode 6) and Tiffany Amber Thiessen (Season 9, Episode 8). There were also two additions to the cast in Season 9: Vanessa Marcil and the return of Luke Perry. Season 10 saw the departure of Vanessa Marcil (Episode 17) and the on-again/off-again presence of Joe E. Tata in the opening credits. Season 9-10 cast: Jason Priestley (S9, Ep. 1-6), Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, Tiffany Amber Thiessen (S9, Ep. 1-8), Vincent Young, Lindsay Price, Daniel Cosgrove, Joe E. Tata, Vanessa Marcil (S9-S10, Ep. 1-17), Lindsay Price and Luke Perry (Special Guest Star beginning on S9, Ep. 8).

Following reported on-set friction, Shannen Doherty left the show at the end of the fourth season. Doherty's character, Brenda Walsh, was written off the show as moving to London to attend school at the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts. While the character's absence was originally described as only being for a year, she never actually returned, despite being mentioned from time to time during the show's remaining seasons. She was replaced with former Saved by the Bell star Tiffani Thiessen, who played bad girl character Valerie. Shannen Doherty has appeared as Brenda Walsh in the 2008 spinoff series, 90210 along with former costars Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling and Joe E. Tata.

Both actors left the show following the fifth season at the end of their original five year contracts. During the high school years of the show, Jim and Cindy Walsh played secondary roles, offering advice to Brenda and Brandon, along with their friends, but were rarely given plotlines of their own. They generally would spend most of their time reacting to various things that Brenda, Brandon and later Valerie did. As the show entered the college years, Jim and Cindy were moved even farther into the background as the show took on a much more soap operatic tone and the characters grew up, reducing their need for parental oversight. Following the fifth season, both characters left Beverly Hills for Hong Kong, making occasional guest appearances in the sixth, seventh and eighth seasons. Even though all the Walshes eventually left the show, the Walsh home continued to play a central role in the series. The show explained this by having Brandon tell Steve his parents had given the green light for Steve to keep living in the house.

Gabrielle Carteris left the show following the fifth season. Her character, Andrea Zuckerman, changed radically during the transition from high school to college. In high school, Andrea was the brainy editor of the West Beverly Blaze, who had a crush on Brandon and secretly lived out of district. During the fourth season, the character's freshman year of college, Andrea drops journalism, becomes pregnant, and gets married to someone she barely knows (Jesse Vasquez) before the year is out. While the pregnancy plotline was written at Carteris' request, so as to incorporate her real life pregnancy, this was a major shift for the character, and also caused her to become somewhat isolated from the other characters on the show. Andrea Zuckerman eventually left the show during the end of the fifth season because she decided to finally go to Yale. After her original five-year contract ended, Carteris voluntarily left 90210 for her own self-titled talk show, which lasted only one season. Carteris returned to 90210 for guest appearances during the sixth, eighth, and tenth seasons.

Luke Perry left Beverly Hills, 90210 towards the beginning of the sixth season. Perry's send-off features his character, Dylan McKay, marrying Antonia Marchette (Rebecca Gayheart), the daughter of the mob boss (Stanley Kamel) who ordered his father's death during the third season. Before the marriage, Dylan thinks that Toni is a guy but finds out that it's a girl and attempted to use Antonia to get to her father, but falls in love with her instead. Dylan and Antonia decide to get married but her father, uncomfortable with the marriage, orders Dylan's death. He hired a hitman to kill Dylan to stop Antonia from getting married but, inadvertently kills Antonia instead due to the fact that she is driving Dylan's car at the time of the planned hit, and is wearing a hooded raincoat, so the hitman cannot see whom he is shooting. Dylan is heartbroken about the death of Antonia and decides to leave town, after his father-in-law reluctantly agrees to a truce in the wake of his daughter's death. During the seasons where Perry is absent, it is explained that his character Dylan has reconciled with Brenda and is living with her in London. It is revealed later in the series that Dylan's father was not really murdered and that he had faked his death in order to enter the Witness Protection Program. Perry returned permanently during the ninth season of the show, but was now credited as a "Special Guest Star"—much like Heather Locklear was on Melrose Place. His return was not fully explained, but it is acknowledged that Dylan had broken up with Brenda.

Jason Priestley left the show at the beginning of the ninth season. However, he remained credited as an executive producer for 90210 until the end of the series. In the show, Brandon is still recovering from his aborted wedding to Kelly, and is offered a job in Washington, D.C., which he accepts. Brandon was the last Walsh family member to leave Beverly Hills, and his only other appearance on the series following his departure is by video to Donna and David at the time of their wedding.

Tiffani Thiessen (credited as Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, late of Saved By the Bell) replaced Shannen Doherty after her departure following the fourth season. Thiessen portrayed Valerie Malone, an old Walsh family friend from Buffalo, New York who moves into Brenda's old room, and smokes pot. While Valerie is meant as a replacement for Brenda, the characters are very different, and Valerie has a rocky relationship with most of the gang during her time on the show. Valerie leaves Beverly Hills soon after Brandon, saying that she is going to return home to Buffalo. Thiessen returned to the show for the series finale for Donna and David's wedding. Thiessen had discussed the option of leaving with Priestley and left three episodes after Priestley's departure.

Beverly Hills, 90210 originally aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on FOX in the United States; SoapNet currently airs reruns seven days a week. Various networks around the world subsequently aired Beverly Hills, 90210. In the United Kingdom, ITV showed the first two seasons until the satellite channel Sky1 acquired the rights for the rest of its run from Seasons 3-9; Season 10 was never shown. Five later acquired the repeat rights of Seasons 1-4 . Australia aired the show on Network Ten, FOX8 and their now ceased Fox Kids. In Canada, the show's later seasons aired on Global. It was also shown on TVA (in French), and aired in syndication on TVtropolis. It is shown in Denmark on TV2. In Spain, the show was aired on Tele 5 from 1991 to 2005.

In Italy, Rai 4 is now airing again this series every day at 6:45pm and 7:35pm, beginning on November.

In Slovenia, TV3 is now airing all seasons of the show every day at 4:10pm until 9th of April 2009 (when last episode will be shown).

When Beverly Hills, 90210 began, the show was heavily issue-oriented with the Walsh twins facing a different teen issue nearly every week in largely self-contained episodes. As the show progressed, it became more character-driven with the characters entering into various love triangles, while dealing with general adult issues.

Ratings for the tenth season declined to an average of 10 million viewers per episode (according to a May 2000 issue of Us Weekly). The ratings were small compared to previous seasons. The lower ratings, along with the high costs associated with any television show in its later seasons led Fox to cancel the series in January 2000. The final episode aired in May 2000. However, even with all the cast changes, the series finale of the show attracted 25 million viewers.

The series Melrose Place was a spin-off from the show, as actor Grant Show (who played Jake on Melrose Place) appeared for a multi-episode run as Kelly's love interest, and a friend of Dylan's. Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green and Ian Ziering made appearances as their Beverly Hills, 90210 characters in the first few episodes of Melrose Place.

Models Inc., a series about the personal and professional struggles of several young models, spun-off from Melrose Place. The series was introduced via the characters Hillary Michaels, the mother of Melrose Place's Amanda Woodward, and model Sarah Owens—both of whom had appeared in a multi-episode run on MP. Jake Hanson, originally introduced in Beverly Hills, 90210, was the only character to appear in both the first show and the third.

A third spin-off premiered in 2008, focusing on a family from Kansas who move to Beverly Hills when their grandmother suffers from alcohol addiction. It premiered on the CW Network on September 2, 2008.

In guest appearances, Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty and Tori Spelling reprised their roles as Kelly Taylor, Brenda Walsh and Donna Martin, respectively. Joe E. Tata also reprised his role as Nat, owner of the Peach Pit, diner turned Coffee house, for a couple of episodes at the beginning of show's first season.

In October 2008, it was officially announced that The CW Television Network was contemplating a Melrose Place follow-up. Lisa Rinna has claimed to be interested, while Jennie Garth has stated that she does not intend to appear. Kelly Rutherford states there is a possibility of a guest appearance as her character Megan.

On January 19, 2009 Entertainment Weekly reported that The CW had been talking with Smallville show-runners Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin about shepherding the update.

On February 6, 2009 Entertainment Weekly confirmed Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer were now officially installed as showrunners of the spin-off. They also revealed the names and descriptions of the characters who'd be featured on the series, including the son of Grant Show's character Jake Hanson, David Patterson.

The Rap duo, Insane Clown Posse, released an EP titled Beverly Kills 50187, whose title is similar to the show's title.

Star later produced a series Grosse Pointe, which satirized the production of a high-school soap opera being filmed in Los Angeles. The show was clearly a 90210-style show.

The short-lived The Ben Stiller Show did a parody of this show, The Heights and Melrose Place called Melrose Heights 90210-2420 that portrayed the cast as superficial, self-absorbed, and self-pitying. A typical episode's "issue" was a character getting a headache, which affected all the other characters. Each episode would end the same upbeat song (resembling The Heights hit single "How Do You Talk To An Angel") performed by the whole cast with new lyrics for each episode.

Another aspect of the show that was the subject of parody was the fact that a number of the show's cast members were in their mid-to-late 20s and not teenagers. In particular, Luke Perry and Gabrielle Carteris were singled out for most of the criticism regarding being too old to play teenage characters. Carteris was 29 during filming of the first season, Perry was 23, Jason Priestley turned 21 prior to the show's premiere, and Ian Ziering was 26. Brian Austin Green (then 17), Shannen Doherty (19), Tori Spelling (17) and Jennie Garth (18) were the only cast members to have started the show as teenagers who grow older later on in the show. This was the premise of the Family Guy parody, where Andrea is portrayed as a senile elderly woman.

Saturday Night Live did their own parody of the show when Jason Priestley hosted in 1992. In the episode, it is announced that the zip code 90210 would be changed to 90218. Several of the kids took offense to it and reacted in different ways (Kelly and Donna go shopping, Dylan gets drunk, Brandon keeps taking everyone's keys and putting them in a lock box feeling they are not able to drive, etc.). In the end, the zip code reverts to 90210 after protest.

The short-lived Fox Television sketch show The Edge did a parody of 90210 that mocked Tori Spelling. During the sketch, the character of Tori constantly says, "I can do whatever I want because this is my Daddy's show." Aaron Spelling took offense to this, and asked for an apology from the producers of the show (he never got one).

The Mickey Mouse Club did a parody sketch called Beverly Hillbillies 90210, combining the characters of both 90210 and The Beverly Hillbillies. In 1999, Christina Aguilera from the Mickey Mouse Club made a cameo performance on Beverly Hills 90210 as herself performing at the PPAD for David Silver's surprise birthday party, season 10 episode 2: "Let's Eat Cake". Music from former MMC members Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez of 'N Sync also was originally used during several opening title sequences during the mid to late seasons of 90210.

MADtv made its own parodies of the show as Beverly Hills, 90210 B.C. set in prehistoric Beverly Hills. When Luke Perry made his high profile return to the series, MADtv did a second parody entitled Beverly Hills 9021-H20 which had the characters being stalked and killed off by Luke Perry, who had rejoined the cast as a masked killer who was a parody of Michael Myers of the Halloween film series.

Czech TV Nova parody show Tele Tele made parody of the show known as "Heverly Debils". Three mini-episodes (about 10 minutes each) were filmed.

GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan released a song called "Killah Hills 10304", an ironic reference to the show's title in a song about crime and a rough neighborhood.

Tentative titles for the show included Class of Beverly Hills (which would end up being the name of the first episode) and Potomac 20854, with Star's actual high school, Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland—a school with similar demographics to Beverly Hills High—as an inspiration. Additionally, Luke Perry was not an original cast member of the show and he was first featured in the show's second episode. His character Dylan McKay was originally intended to only appear in one story arc, for one or two episodes. Fox was initially reluctant to have him included as a regular, but Aaron Spelling felt differently and paid Perry's salary himself during the first two years until the network was won over.

The producers used two locations for the Walsh house. The first location was used only once during the pilot episode and was located in a gated community of Brentwood, CA. After the pilot episode it was moved to Altadena, CA.

Three different locations were used for the exterior of the "The Peach Pit" during the show's 10 year history. The original location was only used in first few episodes of Season 1 and is located on Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. It was changed to a different location for the rest of Season 1. In the second season and throughout the rest of the show's run a Ruby's Diner in Pasadena, CA was used.

Beverly Hills High School is actually located in ZIP code 90212. There are three zip codes in Beverly Hills and the most affluent homes lie within the mostly residential 90210, where the High School does not. (Most of the 90210 zone is in fact in Los Angeles City despite the name.) However, the characters attended the completely fictitious West Beverly High School, which could have been located in any ZIP code. The filming location for West Beverly High School was in the middle class community of Torrance, California at Torrance High School located in the 90501 zip code. Torrance High can also be seen in other shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The characters later began attending the then-fictitious California University in the show's fourth season, and the scenes around campus were actually filmed at Occidental College.

The series was actually produced in Van Nuys, California. For the 10 years the series was in production it was filmed in a warehouse complex in Van Nuys, the interiors of the series as well as the exteriors of the Peach Pit parking lot and P.P.A.D. club entrance were all located off the 15000 block of Calvert St in Van Nuys, CA. An unmarked gated studio entrance now stands at this address, but the exterior brick facing of the P.P.A.D. is still visible down the alley on the north side of the building. The studio building complex has since been the home to various projects including the CBS series Jericho, which guest starred James Eckhouse in one episode.

Post Production services for the series were provided by LaserPacific for all seasons.

Aaron Spelling created the character of Gina Kincaid especially for Vanessa Marcil. The character Jim Walsh was ranked #41 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (June 20, 2004 issue). Terence Ford and Arthur Brooks portrayed Dylan's father, Jack McKay, in two episodes before Josh Taylor assumed the role. While Kelly and Valerie were constant enemies in the show, Jennie Garth and Tiffani Thiessen are close friends.

In the first season, when Donna tries out for school D.J., she is referred to as Donna Morgan. Throughout the entire show, her name is Donna Martin. In addition to this, in the first season Donna's mother was named Nancy Martin and played by actress Jordana Capra. When she was reintroduced in Season 2 she was named Felice Martin and was played by actress Katherine Cannon.

Torand Productions was a dba used by the production company for several seasons on the show. Torand productions came from the first three letters of Aaron Spelling's first child, Tori and the first four letters of his second child, Randy's, name.

Entertainment Weekly named the show #20 on its list of top 100 tv shows in the past 25 years. The magazine also named the theme song #15 on its list of top 25 tv theme songs in the past 25 years, and the "90210 Sideburns" #50 on its list of Pop Culture Moments that Rocked Fashion. Shannen Doherty's departure from the show would be the longest the continuity had seen with a lead cast member not making another guest appearance after they had left the show. Spanning for a time of 14 years, Brenda Walsh was not seen in any 90210 incarnation until September 2, 2008 in which she reprised her role in the CW's spinoff, 90210.

Nicholas Pryor who plays Chancellor Arnold and Clare Arnold's father also played as the father of Shannen Doherty's character Jenny Wilder in Little House on the Prairie as Royal Wilder.

CBS Home Entertainment has released the show on DVD up until Season 7, with the rest of the series expected to be released within the next few years. Due to music licensing issues, most of the original music has been replaced on these DVD releases. Deleted songs include "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover", "Losing My Religion", and "In The Mood". Starting with Season 2, some episodes are edited from their original broadcast versions.

For reasons that were never made clear, the first three season releases used promotional pictures from their succeeding seasons instead of the actual promotional pictures that were taken while the seasons aired. Due to the group pictures from the fourth season being used on the third season DVD and the absence of Shannen Doherty in later seasons, a collage of still photos was used on the fourth season. Jamie Walters was not featured on the covers of any of the seasons he appeared in (although he did appear in some of the dvd menu still shots for season 5), and Kathleen Robertson was only featured on the cover of the seventh season, even though she had been a regular since season 6, recurring in the entirety of season 5, and made her first appearance at the end of season 4 (her photo was, however, used in one of the inner cases for the season 6 release).

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Body Politic

Body Politic is an upcoming television series starring Minka Kelly,Jason Duhring,and Brian Austin Green that is expected to debut on The CW on 2009 fall.It is produced by CBS Paramount Television.

The filming starts on March and it was set on Washington.

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Good Morning, Miss Bliss

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Good Morning, Miss Bliss was an American teen sitcom that aired on the Disney Channel from 1988 to 1989 (and later in syndication as part of the Saved by the Bell rerun package), starring Hayley Mills as a teacher at John F. Kennedy Junior High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The show was originally a pilot for NBC, which was inspired by NBC president Brandon Tartikoff's idea for a show about an "inspiring" teacher. NBC decided not to pick up the pilot, but Disney Channel did, premiering the show on November 30, 1988, and airing it for one season. The show was later retooled as Saved by the Bell, with much of the same cast but without Mills, and with a different setting. The latter show focused on the students rather than the teacher, and had a much more successful run.

The series focused on the life of junior high school teacher Miss Carrie Bliss (Hayley Mills) at John F. Kennedy Junior High in Indiana. She was often put into morally difficult situations by her work and often served as the only person her students could turn to. Her eighth grade students included Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), a charming, manipulative scamp; Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies), a rich shopaholic; Samuel "Screech" Powers (Dustin Diamond), an awkward nerd with a crush on Lisa; Mikey Gonzalez (Max Battimo), Zack's best friend, who, while not as awkward as Screech, would become quite shy around girls; and Nikki Coleman (Heather Hopper) who was outspoken and often advocated the moral course of action when the others decided to do something mischievous. The show also featured Mylo Williams (T.K. Carter), a maintenance supervisor, and Miss Tina Paladrino (Joan Ryan), a quirky teacher and friend of Miss Bliss, with whom she would often discuss her personal life, with Miss Paladrino acting as sounding board. Dennis Haskins played the principal of John F. Kennedy Junior High, Mr. Richard Belding.

The show was cancelled after 13 episodes, and the rights were acquired by NBC, who reformatted Good Morning, Miss Bliss into Saved by the Bell. The series was integrated into the Saved by the Bell syndicated rerun package; episodes from this series were later introduced with a cold open by Mark-Paul Gosselaar explaining that these were from an earlier time frame than the rest of the series (despite the fact that the previous series was, for all intents and purposes, a different continuity), along with a retrofitted version of the regular Saved by the Bell opening theme.

The original pilot for Good Morning, Miss Bliss aired on July 11, 1987, on NBC (in The Facts of Life's timeslot). It featured up-and-comers Brian Austin Green (who later got his big break on Beverly Hills 90210) as Adam Montcrief, Jaleel White (who later got his big break on Family Matters) as Bobby Wilson, and Jonathan Brandis (who later got his big break on seaQuest DSV) as Michael Thompson. Brian Austin Green was, in essence, the "lead" student in the pilot, as Adam Montcrief, a particularly serious student, who wore business suits. Several other characters from the series existed in the pilot but were played by different actors; Mr. Gerald Belding was played by Oliver Clark, and Miss Tina Paladrino was played by Maria O'Brien. Although Hayley Mills was the only actor to survive beyond the pilot, her character in the pilot was named Mrs. Davis. Other characters include Gabriel Damon as Bradley; Samantha Mills as Wendy; Julie Ronnie as Lonnie Maple; Matt Shakman as Georgie Winslow; Charles Siebert as Charlie Davis; Britton Elliott as Janet Hillhurst; Josh Goddard as Steven; and Andrea Messersmith as Laurie.

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Megan Fox

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Megan Denise Fox (born May 16, 1986) is an American actress and model. She is known for her roles on the television series Hope & Faith (2004) and in the 2007 live-action film Transformers.

Fox was born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee to Darlene Tonachio, former Roane County, Tennessee Tourism Director, and Franklin Foxx. Fox's father dropped an "x" from his surname prior or subsequent to Megan's birth. Fox has one older sister. She is of Irish, French and Native American ancestry. Fox grew up in nearby Rockwood, Tennessee, beginning her training in drama and dance at age 5, in Kingston. She attended a dance class at the community center there and was involved in Kingston Elementary School's chorus and the Kingston Clippers swim team. At 10-years-old, after moving to St. Petersburg, Florida, Fox continued her training. She attended Morningside Academy, a private Christian school, in Port St. Lucie, during her middle school years and finished her high school education at St. Lucie West Centennial High School, in Port St. Lucie.

At age 16, Fox launched her career after winning several awards at the 1999 American Modeling and Talent Convention in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Fox made her film debut in the 2001 film Holiday in the Sun as the spoiled heiress Brianna Wallace and rival of Alex Stewart (Ashley Olsen). She then landed guest appearances on Ocean Ave., What I Like About You, Two and a Half Men and The Help from 2003 to 2004. In 2004, Fox starred in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen alongside Lindsay Lohan. She was subsequently cast in a recurring role on the television series Hope & Faith, in which she portrayed Sydney Shanowski from 2004 through 2006.

Fox's big break arrived when she acquired the lead female role of Mikaela Banes in the 2007 live-action film Transformers, based on the toy and cartoon saga of the same name. She played the love interest of Shia LaBeouf's character Sam Witwicky. In June 2007, Fox was cast in How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, starring alongside Jeff Bridges, Simon Pegg and Kirsten Dunst. The character Fox portrayed is that of a young Hollywood starlet getting her first taste of fame. The film premiered in October 2008, and she has signed on for two more Transformers sequels.

As a model, Fox has been featured in the men's magazines FHM, GQ and Maxim. FHM voted her the, "Sexiest Woman in the World," in 2008.

Fox is working with Amanda Seyfried and Adam Brody in Diablo Cody's second feature film titled Jennifer's Body, which is due to be released in 2009.

There was some controversy surrounding Fox's appearance while filming the sequel of Transformers when Michael Bay, the movie's director, ordered the actress to gain 10 pounds.

Warner Bros. chose Megan Fox as the clear front-runner replacement for actress Angelina Jolie in the third "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" franchise movie. But, Fox turned down the role.

Fox has been involved with actor Brian Austin Green of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles fame for almost five years, beginning in 2004. It was claimed that the couple had ended their relationship in February 2009, however, In Touch Weekly reports that the couple is still together.

Fox has nine tattoos, including a poem on her ribcage, a symbol for strength on her neck, Green's name on her hip, a pink flamingo on her upper thigh, and a picture of Marilyn Monroe's face on her right arm. She also has one on her right shoulder that reads, "We will all laugh at gilded butterflies," a line from Shakespeare's play King Lear.

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Vanessa Marcil

Vanessa Marcil (born October 15, 1968) is an American actress known for her roles in the long-running soap opera General Hospital, Beverly Hills, 90210 and the television series Las Vegas.

Marcil, the youngest of four children, was born Vanessa Ortiz in Indio, California, the daughter of Patricia (née Marcil), an herbalist, and Peter Ortiz, a contractor and self-made millionaire. Her parents are separated. Marcil's father is Mexican and her mother is an American of French, Italian and Portuguese ancestry.

Marcil acted in a number of theatre productions before landing the role of Brenda Barrett on the soap opera General Hospital in 1992. She garnered three Daytime Emmy Award nominations (1997, 1998 and 2003) for her portrayal, winning in 2003 as Outstanding Supporting Actress. In February 1998, she was named Outstanding Lead Actress at the Soap Opera Digest Awards.

After six years on General Hospital, she left the show in 1998 (returning briefly in '02) to star in the made-for-television movie To Love, Honor and Deceive, and had a recurring guest role on the police drama High Incident produced by Steven Spielberg. Marcil joined the cast of Beverly Hills 90210 in November 1998 as Gina Kincaid and remained with the show for one-and-a-half seasons. She made her feature film debut in the 1996 film The Rock, in which she starred opposite Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and Ed Harris. In 1999, she starred in two independent films: Nice Guys Sleep Alone with Sean O'Bryan and This Space Between Us with Jeremy Sisto.

In 2001, Marcil was awarded the Sojourn Service Award and has supported Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their children by hosting charity events and making appearances on Wheel of Fortune, playing for funds for the organization. Through her fundraising efforts, she hopes to increase awareness of domestic violence and inspire battered woman to take control of their lives.

Marcil formerly starred in the NBC television series Las Vegas as Samantha Jane "Sam" Marquez. She has been featured in several Men's magazines, including Stuff, FHM, and Maxim. She was named #19 on Maxim's Hot 100 of 2005 list and was featured on the cover of the issue that included the list, as well as #92 in the 2006 FHM Hot 100 list.

In fall of 2008, Marcil guest starred on Lipstick Jungle, playing Shane's new talent manager. As of November 2008, she hosts and is the head judge of Lifetime's reality television show, Blush: The Search For the Next Great Makeup Artist.

Marcil was married to Corey Feldman from 1989 to 1993. She was engaged to General Hospital co-star Tyler Christopher, but the two never married. She dated former Beverly Hills, 90210 castmate Brian Austin Green from 1999 until early 2003. They have a son, Kassius Lijah Marcil-Green, born on March 30, 2002. In 2005, Marcil began dating screenwriter and director Ben Younger. She is best friends with Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser trainer) who is also the godmother of her son Kassius.

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