Despite the “BH90210” reboot being a flop, plenty of diehard “90210” fans loved it. Some fans even petitioned Fox Network to renew the show for a second season but to no avail. Tori Spelling was undoubtedly happy to hear that many people liked the show because she was actually its co-creator.
Even though she took after her late father and acted as a co-creator, her role in the 2019 reboot wasn’t as glitzy as some might think. Tori and her costars, including Shannen Doherty and Jennie Garth, only made about $70,000 per episode. While that’s certainly a lot of money, it’s not as much as other actors have made in other reboot shows.
The Importance of Mental Health
2018 was a tough year for Tori Spelling. Two instances in March of that year clued fans into the state of her mental wellness. On March 1, media outlets uncovered that a wellness check was conducted by the Los Angeles Police Department at Tori and Dean’s home. Apparently, Tori had called the police in the morning because she thought someone was breaking into her home. It just ended up being Dean.
Later that month, Dean called the police again when Tori left the house with one of their kids. The cops located her at a doctor’s office. Everyone was fine, so it’s still unclear why Dean felt the need to call for help. Some fans speculated that Tori may have been dealing with anxiety, depression, or mental exhaustion.
A Return to “Beverly Hills”
Reboots are a dime a dozen these days, and “Beverly Hills, 90210” was no different when it premiered in 2019. Or was it? Tori Spelling, along with her other former castmates, signed on to star in “BH90210,” a reboot of the original show from the 90s. The thing was, “BH” wasn’t any old reboot. It was a meta depiction of the original cast members playing themselves as they prepared to make a reboot of “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Are you confused? So were plenty of other people. In “BH90210,” the fictionalized version of Tori Spelling is trying to convince her other castmates-slash-friends to participate in the “Beverly Hills” reboot. The whole premise of the show was a bit too meta for viewers’ tastes. It was canceled after one season. Oh well.
An Awkward Interview
It’s common knowledge that you shouldn’t bring up money or religion in polite company. Reporter Rosanna Scotto apparently didn’t get that memo during an interview with Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth on “Good Day New York.” The two actresses appeared on the show to promote “BH90210,” and things got really awkward really fast.
Scotto steered the interview to focus on Tori’s financial problems, which Tori admitted to including in the “90210” reboot as a way to poke fun at herself and the constant rumors. Instead of talking about the new show, Scotto continued to press Tori about her personal finances, even asking her point-blank if she was able to pay her bills. A flabbergasted Tori handled the situation with grace, considering how inappropriate the line of questioning was.
Some “90210” Nostalgia
In November 2020, as the world continued to shelter in place, Tori and her real-life bestie, Jennie Garth, took on the world of podcasting. The two former “Beverly Hills, 90210” stars decided to revisit their famous TV show in “9021OMG,” a rewatch podcast where they dish behind-the-scenes secrets and nostalgic perspectives about the show.
“People got to see us on camera, but we were actually, you know, friends in real life behind the scenes. So, it’ll be cool to kind of merge those worlds and let [our fans] in on it,” Tori told US Weekly back in 2020. The podcast was an immediate hit, and it’s still going strong to this day.