is an American drama series that originally aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Fox and was produced by Spelling Television in the United States, and subsequently on numerous networks around the world. It is the first series in theBeverly Hills, 90210franchise . The show followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in the upscale, star-studded community of Beverly Hills, California and attending the fictitious West Beverly Hills High School and, subsequently, the fictitious California University after graduation. The show was created by Darren Star and executive producers Charles Rosin (originally) followed in later seasons by Aaron Spelling , E. Duke Vincent , Steve Wasserman, and Jessica Klein. The "90210" in the title refers to one of the city's five ZIP codes .
James Eckhouse ) and Cindy (played by Carol Potter ) moved from Minneapolis , Minnesota to Beverly Hills.In addition to chronicling the friendships and romantic relationships of the characters, the show also addressed numerous topical issues such as date rape , homosexual rights , alcoholism , domestic violence , anti-Semitism , drug abuse , teenage suicide , teenage pregnancy , AIDS , bulimia and abortion .Beverly Hills, 90210was named one of the Best School Shows of All Time by AOL TV .
reruns .The series became one of Fox's top shows when it began its next 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 in the US. The show also had many cast changes, though Garth, Spelling, Ian Ziering and Brian Austin Green were regulars during its entire run.