Fox’s decision to cancel BH90210 after one brief season was sustainability-driven.
“To sustain something that meta and heightened in the long-term is incredibly hard,” Fox entertainment president Michael Thorn tells TVLine. “We always kind of envisioned it as an event… So we felt like to do it as a short-term event where you could just catch up with these actors that you love and do something that was wildly different was a great way to honor the legacy of the show.”
The network pulled the plug on BH90210 in November, two months after the six-episode meta revival, in which the original cast played heightened versions of themselves, aired its Season 1 finale. After a promising start ratings-wise, viewership steadily dipped with each passing episode; the finale garnered just 1.9 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating.
In confirming the cancellation last fall, the network said, “We are so proud to have reunited in a very special summer event one of the network’s legacy series and casts with 90210 fans across the country. Profound thanks to and respect for Brian [Austin Green], Gabrielle [Carteris], Ian [Ziering], Jason [Priestley], Jennie [Garth], Shannen [Doherty] and Tori [Spelling], who, along with the entire crew and everyone at FOX and CBS Television Studios, poured their hearts and souls into this truly inventive and nostalgic revival.”