Beverly Hills, 90210 is an American teen drama television series created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling under his production company Spelling Television. The series ran for ten seasons on Fox from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, is the longest-running show produced by Spelling, it is the first of six television series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise and follows the lives of a group of friends living in the upscale and star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California, as they transition from high school to college and into the adult world. "90210" refers to one of the city's five ZIP codes. The initial premise of the show was based on the adjustment and culture shock that twins Brandon and Brenda Walsh experienced when they and their parents and Cindy, moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Beverly Hills, California. In addition to chronicling the characters' friendships and romantic relationships, the show addressed topical issues such as sex, date rape, animal rights, drug abuse, domestic violence, eating disorders, racism, teenage suicide, teenage pregnancy, AIDS.
After poor ratings during its first season, 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. Viewership increased and 90210 became one of Fox's top shows when it returned that fall; the show became a global pop culture phenomenon with its cast members Jason Priestley and Luke Perry, who became teen idols. The show is credited with creating or popularizing the teen soap genre that many other successful television shows followed in the years to come; the show had many cast changes. On February 27, 2019, it was announced that a six-episode reboot has been ordered by Fox and that the show would be titled BH90210. On May 8, 2019, it was announced that the reboot would premiere on August 2019 at 9/8c on Fox; the series begins with the introduction of the Walsh family—Jim, Cindy and Brenda—who have moved from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Beverly Hills, California as a result of Jim's job promotion. In the first episode and Brenda begin attending West Beverly Hills High School, where they befriend several classmates: the self-centered and promiscuous Kelly Taylor and spoiled Steve Sanders and driven Andrea Zuckerman and virtuous Donna Martin, brooding loner Dylan McKay, younger and naive students David Silver and Scott Scanlon.
The show follows the siblings as they bear witness and take part in the dramatic lives that their wealthy and privileged peers lead. Cast Notes Torand Productions was used by the production company for several seasons on the show. "Torand" is derived from the first several letters of Aaron Spelling's first and second children and Randy. Tentative titles for the show included Class of Beverly Hills; the show's episodes were issue-based until the producers decided it should become a teen soap opera. In the first season, the teenage characters were said to be in the eleventh grade, but due to the success of the show, their ages were retconned to be one year younger in the second season, making them tenth graders in the first. Jennie Garth had to audition five times for the role of Kelly Taylor and was the first to be cast on the show. Gabrielle Carteris felt, she first auditioned for Brenda because she thought that being a real-life twin would help her chances, but the producers felt that she would be better for the part of Andrea.
When Tori Spelling auditioned for the show, she used the name Tori Mitchell and auditioned for the role of Kelly Taylor, but she was recognized and was instead cast as Donna Martin. Tori Spelling brought Shannen Doherty to her father's attention after seeing Doherty's movie Heathers and being impressed with her performance. Lyman Ward was cast as Jim Walsh in the pilot but was replaced by James Eckhouse, Ward's scenes were cut and re-shot with Eckhouse. Kristin Dattilo was up for the role of Brenda Walsh, but she turned it down, she guest starred as Melissa Coolidge in an episode of the first season. Additionally, Luke Perry had auditioned for the role of Steve Sanders, but the role went to Ian Ziering before Perry was cast as Dylan McKay. Perry's character was not an original cast member of the show, he was first featured in the show's second episode, he was intended to only appear in one story arc, for one or two episodes. Fox was reluctant to have him included as a regular, but Aaron Spelling felt differently and gave Perry a bigger role during the first two years until the network was won over.
In the first season, when Donna tries out for school D. J. she is referred to as Donna Morgan. Throughout the rest of the show, her name is Donna Martin. In addition, in the first season Donna's mother was named Nancy Martin and played by actress Jordana Capra; when she was reintroduced in season two, she was named Felice Martin and was played by actress Katherine Cannon. In the pilot episode, the role of Jackie Taylor was first played by Pamela Galloway and by Ann Gillespie for the rest of the series. Terence Ford and Arthur Brooks portrayed Dylan's father, Jack McKay, in two episodes before Josh Taylor assumed the role; the departure of Shannen Doherty at the end of season 4 came after a period
3 Girls 3 is a 1977 American variety television show that ran for four episodes on the NBC network, starring Debbie Allen, Ellen Foley, Mimi Kennedy. All three were unknown talents at the time, this "overnight stardom" line was the premise of the show. Television writer Kenny Solms came up with the concept of the show in about 1973, wanting to highlight the "Cinderella" aspect of overnight stardom using unknown actors, he collaborated with writing partner Gail Parent, which whom he had many writing credits for shows including The Carol Burnett Show, had created The Tim Conway Show. They came up with a script called Chorus Line, pitched it to ABC. ABC wanted to use established stars instead of unknowns, counter to the premise of the show, so the project went dormant. In April 1976, CBS demonstrated interest in the show, but wanted to retool it for one actress instead of three. Solms and Parent went to the remaining United States television network, NBC, who bought the proposed show in September 1976.
Solms and Parent auditioned over 250 women in Los Angeles and 50 more in New York for the lead roles. The one-hour show debuted on March 30, 1977, television critic John J. O'Connor of the New York Times and other critics gave positive reviews of the show. O'Connor called it "easily the freshest and most exciting premiere of a series that television has concocted in years."The opening episode received respectable ratings. Moreover, the episode announced that the show would be returning, but NBC had decided it would pull the plug; the second episode was not aired the following week because the network did not like the show's concept, or alternatively because NBC claimed that improved ratings for C. P. O. Sharkey, a show the network had intended to replace, led to the cancellation. After getting many complaints, NBC announced that the three remaining episodes would be aired in June; the summer-season ratings were not good, the show was not picked up for further episodes. 3 Girls 3 on IMDb
The 1948 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State College in the 1948 college football season. In their second season under head coach Biggie Munn, the Spartans compiled a 6–2–2 record and were ranked #14 in the final AP Poll. Two Spartans received second-team honors on the 1948 College Football All-America Team. Guard Don Mason received second-team honors from the Associated Press, end Warren Huey received second-team honors from the Football Writers Association of America; the 1948 Spartans sustained their two losses in annual rivalry games against Notre Dame and national champion Michigan. In intersectional play, the Spartans beat Hawaii, Oregon State, Washington State, but tied with Penn State and Santa Clara. Michigan State opened it 1948 season with a 13–7 loss to Michigan in East Lansing; the game was the first to be played at Michigan State's new Macklin Stadium. Early in the opening quarter, fullback Don Peterson threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Dick Rifenburg.
Peterson kicked the extra point, Michigan's 7–0 lead held through halftime. Michigan State tied the game in the third quarter on a disputed play in which a pass from Lynn Chandnois was caught by both Hank Minarik and Wally Teninga; the official ruled. Peterson scored the winning touchdown for Michigan on a five-yard run in the fourth quarter, but failed to convert the extra point attempt. Late in the fourth quarter, Michigan State drove the ball to Michigan's two-yard line. With time running out, Teninga intercepted. Michigan's offense was held 117 passing yards in the game. A sluggish offensive performance and a narrow margin of victory over a team the Wolverines had beaten 55-0 in 1947 led some in the media to question Oosterbaan's selection as Michigan's new coach; the New York Times opined that Michigan's performance "lacked most of the precision which it had last year under H. O. Crisler." H. G. Salsinger of The Detroit News wrote:"Michigan's first game under Oosterbaan... was not impressive.
They lacked the spark. The offense was dull and poorly directed.... The critics who had judged Oosterbaan's football coaching skills on his record as a basketball coach considered their appraisal justified; the future looked dark for Michigan and Oosterbaan." Opinions of Oosterbaan changed as Michigan shut out ranked opponents in each of the next three games. The Spartans, under second-year head coach "Biggie" Munn proved to be stronger than expected, finishing the season ranked No. 14 in the final AP Poll