Beverly Hills, 90210 came from a failed Degrassi purchase
Aaron Spelling decided to create a teen show after he failed to purchase a highly lucrative teen show. Spelling actually wanted to buy Degrassi, but his offer was rejected. Consequently, he decided to produce his own and one of the working titles included Class of Beverly Hills. If the deal with Degrassi did pull through, then Beverly Hills, 90210 would not have existed. Things would certainly have been different with Degrassi as well. Tori Spelling might have been in it.
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