Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling have reunited for their new show Mystery Girls, and fans of Beverly Hills, 90210 will be happy to know that the duo have planned out some references to the show on the new sitcom.
Spelling wrote the script herself and pitched the idea to ABC Family as “Ab Fab meets Scooby Doo“. According to the show’s synopsis:
“Charlie Contour (Garth) is a suburban housewife and mother, while Holly Hamilton (Spelling) longs for her glory days in the 90s when she was on television. Both of their lives are disrupted when Nick (Miguel Pinzon), a witness to a crime and a Mystery Girls fanatic, will only speak to the infamous duo and the former friends must reunite and put their TV crime-solving skills to the test.”
Despite losing 40% of their audience after the pilot aired, the ladies seem to be having a great time on set with each other.
“I feel safe doing some, like, goofy, crazy face and voice because it’s my friend. I know she’s gonna be there to support my efforts,” Spelling said.
Spelling says the idea came about due to her love of older shows that featured women solving crimes together, and if it came naturally, there’s a good reason for it; her father, Aaron Spelling, was the name behind many of the most popular television shows on the air in the ’70s and ’80s.
“I loved Remington Steele, and Moonlighting, Hart to Hart, Charlie’s Angels—women solving crimes. I had never really seen it done in a sitcom. I thought that would be really fun,” she said.
Both actresses say they still have fans come up to them asking about their old show, so it was a no-brainer to involve references from the hit ’90s nighttime soap in their new project.
“There’s one episode that is a direct tribute to a very famous episode of 90210 that we’re doing later in the season. So yeah, we always try to get our little 90210 references in because fans love it,” Spelling said.
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