Sunday, August 17, 2008

Um, OK?

So, be on the lookout for my first Pilot Pen column in tomorrow's Register, but, until then, I wanted to post this unintentionally hilarious article from TV Guide.

Don't expect Steve Sanders to drop by West Beverly High or the Peach Pit any time soon. While Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty " and for a while Tori Spelling " were more than happy to reprise their Beverly Hills 90210 roles on the upcoming spin-off, Ian Ziering is hesitant to return to his famous zip code.

"It's not really where my career goals are focused right now," Ziering told People. "I'm really looking down the line pretty far and this might be a step backwards." He continued, "You know, Steve Sanders lives on in our hearts and in our minds."

But don't think the 44-year-old is wishing any ill will towards the show and his former co-stars' way. In fact, it's quite the opposite. "I think that it's fantastic they're trying to recapture some of the excitement that 90210 brought to a decade," he said. "I wish them all the best of luck."

Ziering isn't the only former- 90210 resident who's reluctant to appear on the CW spin-off. Luke Perry has also ruled out making an appearance, and up until Monday, Spelling was slated to bring back Donna Martin until an alleged salary dispute put a damper on those plans.
OK, so besides Ian Ziering who don't recall being in anything since "90210" ended its run saying it might be a step backwards, there's one real money quote from this article: "You know, Steve Sanders lives on in our hearts and in our minds."
Man, if I was the reporter getting that quote, I would have pumped my first right after he said it. Too perfect.


Anonymous said...


Spelling can thumb her nose at this 'cause, let's face it, her family has more money than God.


Really, Ian?

Were your manager and agent around anywhere during this interview? Check you even HAVE a maanger and an agent?

sj said...

i'm not sure *which* is the funniest part of this - the quote, which is fantastic (i used to keep a wall of fame for this kind of thing - this would need to be framed) -- or that he's not sure it's the best "career move" for him.

i haven't spotted steve sanders in quite some time, but then, i didn't catch any episodes of "biker mice from mars" (thank you, imdb, yet again.)