Beverly Hills, 90210 is a primetime television soap opera that aired from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, on FOX in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. The show followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the posh, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and then-fictitious California University. The show was created by Darren Star and produced by Aaron Spelling. The "90210" in the title refers to one of the suburb's postal zip codes.
Originally the central characters were twins Brandon (played by Jason Priestley) and Brenda Walsh (played by Shannen Doherty), who moved with their parents, Jim and Cindy, from Minneapolis to Beverly Hills. However, during the show's run, the focus shifted as characters came and went. The show addressed many topical issues like date rape, alcoholism, domestic violence, gay rights, drug abuse, teenage suicide, AIDS, and teenage pregnancy.
The show gained popularity during the summer of 1991, when FOX aired a special "summer season" of the show while most other series were in reruns. The series became one of FOX's top shows when it began its season that fall. Viewership increased dramatically and the cast members, particularly Jason Priestley and Luke Perry, became teen idols, while the series would make actresses Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling household names.
A sequel, "90210", aired on the CW from 2008-2013.
In 1992, 93, Nominated for a Golden Globe for Best TV-Series - Drama
People's Choice Awards
In 1992, Won a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Series Among Young People
Young Artist Awards
In 1993, Won a Special Award for Favorite Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series
In 1992, Won a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Television Series
In 1991, Nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best New Family Television Comedy Series