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  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 4, 1990
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
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  • Summary: This long-running drama dealt with the experiences of a group of young people in Beverly Hills, CA as they navigated high school, college and ultimately the real world. The series focused on their travails as they tried to maintain their friendship while dealing with romances, family andThis long-running drama dealt with the experiences of a group of young people in Beverly Hills, CA as they navigated high school, college and ultimately the real world. The series focused on their travails as they tried to maintain their friendship while dealing with romances, family and personal crises, tragedies and countless drug addictions.

    FOX Broadcast History

    October 1990 - May 1992: Thursdays 9:00 PM

    July 1992 - May 2000: Wednesdays 8:00 PM

    Awards and Nominations
    Emmy Awards

    1995, Nominated, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Milton Berle as Saul Howard in episode "Sentenced to Life" Golden Globe Awards 1995, Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series-Drama, for Jason Priestley

    1993, Nominated, Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series-Drama, for Jason Priestley

    1996, Nominated, Best TV Series-Drama

    1992, Nominated, Best TV Series-Drama Young Artist Awards 1999, Nominated, Best Performance in a TV Drama Series-Guest Starring Young Actress, for Danielle Keaton

    1994, Nominated, Best Youth Actress Guest Starring in a Television Show, for Sabrina Wiener

    1993, Won!, Favorite Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series

    1993, Won!, Best Young Actress Recurring in a Television Series, for Dana Barron

    1993, Nominated, Best Young Actor Recurring in a Television Series, for Cory Tyler

    1992, Won!, Best Young Actor Co-Starring in a Television Series, for Brian Austin Green

    1992, Won!, Best Young Actress Co-Starring in a Television Series, for Jennie Garth

    1992, Won!, Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series

    1992, Nominated, Best Young Actress Co-Starring in a Television Series, for Tori Spelling

    1992, Nominated, Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series, for Shannen Doherty

    1991, Won!, Best Young Actor Supporting or Re-Occuring Role for a TV Series, for Douglas Emerson

    1991, Nominated, Best New Family Television Comedy Series

    1991, Nominated, Best Young Actor Supporting or Re-Occuring Role for a TV Series, for Brian Austin Green

    1991, Nominated, Best Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series, for Shannen Doherty

    1991, Nominated, Best Young Actress Supporting or Re-Occuring Role for a TV Series, for Jennie Garth

    1991, Nominated, Best Young Actress Supporting or Re-Occuring Role for a TV Series, for Tori Spelling
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  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Rick Kogan
    Jun 28, 2013
    80
    Given Fox's proclivity for outrageousness, Beverly Hills, 90210 (the number refers to the California city's ZIP code) is like totally tame, dudes. Though its premiere does include a teenage champagne-fueled romp in a hot tub, a near loss of virginity, and much conversation about sex, it treats the subject with uncommon sensitivity and understanding. [4 Oct 1990, p.C19]
  2. Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Jun 28, 2013
    63
    A stylish but familiar high school story, one that's considerably easier to take than two of this TV season's other back-to-school efforts: "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" and "Ferris Bueller". And, it's less frenetic than "Hull High". The show's greatest assets are Priestley and Doherty, who are appealing even when the storylines aren't. [4 Oct 1990, p.G1]
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Jun 28, 2013
    60
    In a season where all high schools look the same, with sun-drenched campuses trolled by smart-alecky know-it-alls, Beverly Hills, 90210 looks like yet another tired breath of smoggy, sunny California air...But beyond its stock characters - the freshman dweebs, the rich deb with a new nose job, the peripheral parents, the mousy scribe - there's a sweet sister-brother bond here, on a par with the better John Hughes youth- pandering flicks. [4 Oct 1990, p.3D]
  4. 50
    It is based on the assumption, so common among show-biz people who meet each other for lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel, that they are not only the cultural center of the Western world, but the envy of everybody who is not part of their glittery ZIP code. The whole production just reeks of L.A. smugness. [4 Oct 1990, p.C-11]
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    Jun 7, 2013
    42
    One of the fall's most forgettable series. ... Isn't this the kind of stuff The Simpsons was created to destroy forever?
  6. Reviewed by: Howard Rosenberg
    Jun 28, 2013
    30
    A ZIP code for stereotypes and stock characters, Beverly Hills, 92010 is nothing if not predictable, with the twins each facing moral choices and ultimately doing the right thing, presumably because they're from Minneapolis. [4 Oct 1990, p.F11]
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jun 28, 2013
    10
    It's apparently part of a new experiment in comatose television -- a show where things almost happen but never quite do. You keep checking your pulse to make sure you haven't died. (...) They've created a vacuum, a perfect void, a black hole in the already vast and empty TV schedule. Not so much a black hole actually as a beige one. [4 Oct 1990, p.D12]

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