Melrose Place and 90210

21 03 2009

Nearly every article about the Melrose Place remake mentions how 90210 was recently remade as well.  But the major fact these articles are overlooking is that the original Melrose Place was a spin-off to the original Beverly Hills, 90210.

Here’s what you need to know:

In April 1992, Beverly Hills, 90210 introduced a character by the name of Jake Hanson (Grant Show).  He appeared in two episodes as Dylan’s old friend and Kelly’s new love interest.

This was done to set up Melrose Place as a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210, much like we’ll see the beginning of the Gossip Girl spin-off on GG itself later this season.

In the first and second episodes of Melrose Place, which aired in the summer of ’92, Kelly (Jennie Garth), Donna (Tori Spelling), David (Brian Austin Green) and Steve (Ian Ziering) appear.  Kelly, David and Steve also appear in third episode, as well, which is where Jake breaks up with Kelly and all ties to Beverly Hills, 90210 are cut.

This new Melrose Place is a remake, just like 90210 is of its original.  But this time, there isn’t any cross-over link between the two shows.

On my old site from long ago, we again combined 90210 and Melrose Place into a fan fic series.

For a good source on the Melrose remake, check out this site.


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21 03 2009
Amy

Thanks for the linkage 🙂

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