Lifetime Throws it Back to the 90s

It’s Thursday so you know what that means, Throwback Thursday! For fans of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place, you’re in luck because Lifetime is bringing audiences not one but TWO movies revolving around each show. The films are the latest in Lifetime’s ‘Unauthorized Story’ film franchise, following Full House and Saved By the Bell, as they revisit two of the decade’s most iconic programs and show what really went down when the cameras were off.

Beverly Hills, 90210 reigned as the top teen show for nearly a decade as Jason Priestly, Luke Perry, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth and Tori spelling captivated audiences every week.

The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90201 Story shows audiences first-hand the roller coaster ride behind the show’s first four seasons. Highlighting the drama between cast members and producers both on and off set as they rocketed to success and an almost cancellation of the show.

The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story cast includes:

  • AARON SPELLING: Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons)
  • DARREN STAR: Adam Korson (Hot in Cleveland)
  • BRENDA WALSH/SHANNEN DOHERTY: Samantha Munro (Degrassi: The Next Generation)
  • BRANDON WALSH/JASON PRIESTLEY: Max Lloyd-Jones (Switched at Birth)
  • KELLY TAYLOR/JENNIE GARTH: Abbie Cobb (Suburgatory)
  • DYLAN MCKAY/LUKE PERRY: Jesy McKinney (Chapter III: Nightmare)
  • DONNA MARTIN/TORI SPELLING: Abby Ross (Once Upon a Time)
  • STEVE SANDERS/IAN ZIERING: David Lennon (Restless Virgins)
  • ANDREA ZUCKERMAN/GABRIELLE CARTERIS: Michele Goyns (The Town That Came A-Courtin’)
  • VALERIE MALONE/TIFFANI-AMBER THIESSEN: Alyssa Lynch (The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story)

Audiences can catch The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm ET/PT.

Originally launched as a companion for Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place quickly became a phenomenon of its own. Originally set to feature a group at 20-something year olds life in busy Los Angeles, Melrose Place became a soapier, yet equally popular show. The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story highlights the scandalous and behind-the-scenes moments that shaped the series, including early casting drama, Heather Locklear saving the day and the actors begging the writers for even more crazy storylines to boost their favor with fans.

The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story cast includes:

  • AARON SPELLING: Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons)
  • DARREN STAR: Adam Korson (Hot in Cleveland)
  • AMANDA WOODWARD/HEATHER LOCKLEAR: Ciara Hanna (Power Rangers Megaforce)
  • BILLY CAMPBELL/ANDREW SHUE: Frank Bailey (The Super Alliance)
  • JAKE HANSON/GRANT SHOW: Ryan Bruce (The Memory Book)
  • JANE MANCINI/JOSIE BISSETT: Chloe McClay (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce)
  • KIMBERLY SHAW/MARCIA CROSS: Teagan Vincze (The Scarehouse)
  • MATT FIELDING/DOUG SAVANT: Joseph Coleman (Supernatural)
  • MICHAEL MANCINI/THOMAS CALABRO: Brandon Barash (Major Crimes)
  • RHONDA BLAIR/VANESSA A. WILLIAMS: Karissa Tynes (Jennifer’s Body)
  • SYDNEY ANDREWS/LAURA LEIGHTON: Chelsea Hobbs (Make It or Break It)
  • SANDY LOUISE HARDING/AMY LOCANE: Lanie McAuley (Scarecrow)

The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story premieres Saturday, October 10 at 8pm ET/PT.

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