Beverly Hills 90210: Every Season, Ranked (2023)

Now thatBeverly Hills, 90210is back with a reboot this month, it's time to take a look back at this fun and dramatic teen drama. For ten seasons, the series discussed everything from intimacy, dating, friendship, class issues, teen/young adult pregnancy, and more. The gang stuck together through it all: siblings Brenda and Brandon Walsh (played by Shannen Doherty and Jason Priestley) along with their friendsKelly Taylor (Jennie Garth), Donna Martin (Tori Spelling), David Silver (Brian Austin Green), Dylan McKay (Luke Perry), Steve Sanders (Ian Ziering), and Andrea Zuckerman (Gabrielle Carteris). Later, Valerie Malone (Tiffani Theissen) joined the group.

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When a series airs for a whole decade, there are bound to be some excellent seasons and some which leave a lot to be desired. Here is every season ofBeverly Hills, 90210, ranked.

Season 10

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As is the case with many TV dramas, the tenth and final season of Beverly Hills, 90210is definitely the worst. It was clear that it was the right time to end the show and that perhaps it would have even been a good idea to end at season 9. Brandon Priestley even chose to exit a little bit into the ninth season and has said that he "regrets" it.

There are a lot of strange storylines in this season which felt melodramatic and not up the rest of the show's standards. The character of Gina Kincaid (Vanessa Marcil) isn't very interesting and she's pretty nuts as she schemes and manipulates others (even pretending that her car tire has been ruined so David will be there for her). Watching Steve plan his wedding to Janet Sosna (Lindsay Price) who is also expecting their baby, isn't that much fun either. Fans love seeing Steve as the funny guy and it was weird to see him have a more serious plotline. The absence of Brandon was definitely felt.

Season 9

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The ninth season of the show is a tiny bit better than the final one, but still fairly bland, so it's up next. It was a shame that Brandon was only in four episodes and then he was gone, and that really changed things.

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Now the dynamic of the show had shifted and while Brandon had been the main character for so long (basically since the beginning when he and his family moved to Beverly Hills), the others had to fill the space left behind. Gina (Donna's cousin) is in this season and it just doesn't feel like the show that fans loved.90210was about the core group of pals, not random people such as Gina and Noah Hunter (Vincent Young).

Season 6

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Season 6 comes next on this list because while it's a lot better than the final two seasons, it had some tough storylines for fans to watch. Donna and Ray Pruit (Jamie Walters) are in an abusive relationship, and although this is a very sensitive and important subject, it was handled in a "movie of the week" kind of way. It didn't feel like it was really discussing the subject properly and felt melodramatic.

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There isn't a lot to write home about in this season, mostly because it's a very depressing and dark one. Valerie's dad took his own life, Brandon finds out that his mom and dad might get divorced, andToni Marchette (Rebecca Gayheart) ends up in a hitman's line of fire and passes away right after she and Dylan get married. It's a lot.

Season 5

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The fifth season feels Brenda's absence as she moves to London to study acting. Love her or not, she was a solid character and her love triangle with Kelly and Dylan was great.

This season is ranked at number 7 because it's still the classic show that everyone knows and loves but doesn't have enough stand-out storylines and episodes to make it into the top five. Kelly and Brandon start dating seriously in this season and while they might be a surprising couple, they are sweet together.

Season 7

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Season 7 isn't the very best of90210but it did have some episodes which stand out, so it's ranked at number six.

This season is memorable because Donna Martin finally experiences her first time. Fans know that this was always a big deal for the character since in high school, she said that she was saving herself. Kelly also has a lot of air time and her character develops a lot in this season as she starts seriously growing up. She discovers that she's expecting and then has a miscarriage and then learns that biological kids might not be in her future. It's heartbreaking to watch, and Jennie Garth is a great actress.

Season 4

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This is Brenda's last batch of episodes and it's great to see the main characters start college. This season is ranked at number five so it's right in the middle.

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It's fun to watch the characters live on their own and start growing up. There are two particularly great episodes, "Radar Love" and "Emily," when Brandon and his ex-girlfriend Emily Valentine (Christine Elise) start dating once again. It's fun nostaglia for fans who remember her.

Season 8

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The eighth season ofBeverly Hills, 90210balanced some logical real world stuff along with the juicy and dramatic storylines that fans of the show had come to expect.

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Fans were curious to see what types of paths the main characters would go down, and there was a lot of talk about who was getting what job. Those types of logistics are invietable in real life, but not that fascinating to watch on TV. Thankfully, the season was saved because there was enough crazy stuff happening (like Kelly getting shot) to hold fans' interests.

Season 1

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The first season of a show (and the pilot) should be the best since that's where it all starts. In the case ofBeverly Hills, 90210, the show builds and gets better as it goes on.

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The first season introduces Brandon and Brenda as they meet their new friends and figure out their new universe of wealthy kids and beautiful Beverly Hills, and it talks about some important young adult issues, too. It's ranked at number three on this list.

Season 3

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The third season comes in at number two and features the main characters in their last year of high school. This is always prime time for teen drama and that was definitely the case here.

Brenda really shines here: she tries to live with Dylan but realizes she's too young for that, she goes to Paris with Donna, and then she realizes that Kelly and Dylan have been together behind her back. Their love triangle is a classic one and so fun to watch.

Season 2

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The second season ofBeverly Hills, 90210is ranked at number one because it's the juciest and most interesting of all. This is when things really get good and when the show shines like the memorable and praiseworthy teen drama that it is.

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There are so many great episodes here, from "My Desperate Valentine" when Emily goes crazy because she's so into Brandon and "Camping Trip" (when the characters go on, well, a camping trip). There's romance (Dylan and Brenda and their obstacles) and family drama (Donna's mom and dad might get divorced and Kelly's mom is getting married). It's a truly great season of TV.

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FAQs

Which season of 90210 is best? ›

Season 2. The second season of Beverly Hills, 90210 is ranked at number one because it's the juciest and most interesting of all. This is when things really get good and when the show shines like the memorable and praiseworthy teen drama that it is.

What episode does Brenda sleep with Dylan? ›

Let's end the party on a happy note: the 1991 spring dance, when Dylan takes Brenda up to a hotel room and sleeps with her for the first time.

Does Dylan get his money back 90210? ›

Dylan is supposed to be worth at least 100 million. But somehow, ALL his money is stolen from him, and when it's recovered, he only gets 4 million back (because he has to split half with an ex-FBI agent).

What episode does Dylan leave 90210? ›

Dylan Michael McKay, played by Luke Perry, is a fictional character from the television series, Beverly Hills, 90210.
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Dylan McKay
Last appearance1st Run: November 8, 1995 (Beverly Hills, 90210, "One Wedding and a Funeral") 2nd Run: May 17, 2000 (Beverly Hills, 90210, "Ode to Joy")
Created byDarren Star
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Why was 90210 Cancelled? ›

According to one source, the exodus was prompted by interference from two of the show's lead actresses, while another noted at the time that the writers were unhappy with one of the executives overseeing the project. “BH90210” was produced by CBS Television Studios and Fox Entertainment.

Did Kelly and Dylan have a baby on 90210? ›

On Tuesday's “90210” a shocker eight years in the making was revealed — Dylan McKay is the father of Kelly Taylor's 4-year-old son.

Who does Brenda Walsh end up with 90210? ›

Walsh's clients, and while she was hesitant at first to go, she and her date, Stuart, became serious very quickly, announcing their marriage engagement at the Walsh's 20th wedding anniversary only two weeks after they first met.

Does Dylan choose Brenda or Kelly? ›

Brenda: She And Dylan Reconcile Later On

The final reason that Brenda and Dylan should be together (and should have ended up together on 90210)? After Shannen Doherty left the series and Brenda moved to London to become an actress, fans found out that she and Dylan rekindled their romance.

What episode does Dylan's wife died? ›

James Whitmore Jr.

Does Kelly marry Dylan 90210? ›

90210. In 2008, Kelly Taylor returned in the spin-off 90210, now working as a guidance counselor at her alma mater West Beverly Hills High School. It was revealed that in the intervening years, she attained a master's degree and had a son named Sammy with Dylan. She and Dylan ended their relationship soon after.

Who gets Andrea pregnant 90210? ›

Andrea married Jesse in a civil ceremony (and in one of the few times that her family is shown), and she later gave premature birth to their daughter, Hannah Vasquez.

When did Brenda leave 90210? ›

Doherty is best known for portraying Brenda Walsh on the television drama Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1990 to 1994. Her work in film includes Heathers (1989), Mallrats (1995) and Fortress (2021).

Does Kelly get pregnant 90210? ›

Following her romantic reunion with Brandon in Season 7, Kelly finally moved into the home on a permanent basis. Kelly got pregnant late in the season and considered an abortion, but ended up having a miscarriage. She later graduated college with Brandon and her friends.

What happened to Jack McKay 90210? ›

Trivia. In Season 3, when Jack McKay dies in a car explosion, Josh Taylor had a meeting with the executive producers who told him that he wasn't actually dead, but that his death was faked and that he was working with the FBI.

How did 90210 end? ›

Donna Martin (Tori Spelling) and David Silver (Brian Austin Green) finally say their vows, and on-and-off couple Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) and Dylan McKay (Luke Perry) reunite, as the curtain closes on the teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 after 10 seasons.

Why are so many 90210 episodes missing? ›

Why are so many episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 missing on Hulu? Because of the music that on certain episodes, Hulu doesn't have rights to stream.

Is the Peach Pit a real place? ›

The former Ruby's Diner on South Fair Oaks Avenue in Pasadena was home to the final and most recognizable Peach Pit outpost. While 90210 devotees can step into the show's world for a moment at the weekend-long eatery, the diner concept was nearly brought to life permanently over 10 years ago. Actor Joe E.

Who does Naomi Clark end up with? ›

Season 5. In the fifth season opener, Max proposes to Naomi after leaving his bride-to-be standing at the altar. They elope and get married.

Who is the father of Andreas baby on 90210? ›

Andrea marries Jesse in a civil ceremony (and in one of the few times that her family is shown) and, after a short pregnancy that ends in the premature delivery of their child, she gives birth to a daughter named Hannah Zuckerman-Vasquez.

How old was Kelly when she had her first child? ›

Kelly Preston - Quite possibly the oldest celebrity to have a baby, John Travolta's wife welcomed a son at age 47.

Who did Kelly marry on 90210? ›

During the 2000 series finale, it's implied that Kelly ends up with Dylan after Perry returned to the show for the final two seasons following his exit in 1995. “I think they had a really unique and special connection,” Garth said on the “Beverly Hills, 90210 Show” of Kelly and Dylan.

Who does Noah end up with on 90210? ›

After a tumultuous relationship with his father, Daniel Hunter, Noah enters his father's office one night to find that he has committed suicide. Noah concludes the series on good terms with both Donna and David, happily attending their wedding along with the rest of his friends and his new love, Ellen.

Who slept with each other on 90210? ›

STRAPPED to a lie detector, Tori Spelling has dished the dirt on what went on behind the scenes of the popular TV show Beverly Hills, 90210. TORI Spelling has confessed to having sex with more than one of her Beverly Hills, 90210 co-stars back in the day.

Does Dylan's dad return? ›

Perry was too busy with Riverdale to commit to it, though they were hoping he would make a cameo. Tragically, that's no longer possible — though it's likely they'll find some other way to honor him.

Did Dylan cheat on Brenda? ›

After Brenda tries to make plans to see a film with Dylan and gets the brush-off again, Dylan and Kelly show up at Brenda's door, asking to go for a walk. Dylan tells Brenda that he chooses Kelly and Brenda wants to go home, but they tell her that Kelly was the one Dylan cheated with over the summer.

Did Brenda marry Dylan 90210? ›

As a result, Brenda had a pregnancy scare and broke up with Dylan. After a brief reconciliation, she remained adamant they shouldn't be together and they split for good. After Doherty's departure from the show, Dylan ended up with Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) in the series finale.

What episode does Gina leave 90210? ›

"Beverly Hills, 90210" Sibling Revelry (TV Episode 1999) - IMDb.

What season does Valerie leave 90210? ›

You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello is the 7th episode of Season 9 of Beverly Hills, 90210.

Why do Donna and Noah break up? ›

Donna breaks up with Noah after he confesses to sleeping with Gina. Gina later reveals that they did not have sex. Donna insults her and refuses to forgive Noah.

Who does Dixon end up with in 90210? ›

In "By Accident", Dixon dumps Silver after taking advice from his mother, but later in 'Help Me, Rhonda' they get back together after Silver finally admits that she is in love with him. On Valentine's Day, Dixon and Silver lose their virginity to one another.

Do Donna and David get married? ›

Donna and David got married in the show's series finale in 2000.

Do Donna and David end up together? ›

Once she found out Donna kicked him out of the beach apartment and they were broken up once again. She then had a serious romance with Noah Hunter, but that eventually ended and in the final season, she got back together with David again. Donna and David wed in the show's series finale.

Does Steve have a baby in 90210? ›

As Beverly Hills, 90210 came to a close, Steve Sanders (Ian Ziering) was happily married to Janet Sosna (Lindsay Price), and the father of a baby girl named Maddy.

Was Valerie pregnant 90210? ›

Valerie plans to move out, but returns the money following a talk with Tracy. She confesses to Brandon that she was never pregnant, and insists that she cannot live up to his moral expectations.

Does Nat have a baby on 90210? ›

Joan became pregnant, and she and Nat got engaged. She went into labor in the middle of the wedding ceremony and, at the hospital, insisted on completing the marriage vows before going into the delivery room. She gave birth to Nat's only child, a son named Frankie.

Did Kelly and Dylan end up together? ›

Dylan and Kelly split up and are estranged, with Kelly raising Sammy on her own. Most fans of the show don't consider the reboot series canon.

Are the cast of 90210 still friends? ›

They and many other members of the Beverly Hills, 90210 cast have kept in touch since the series ended its 10-season run in 2000.

Does Dylan love Brenda? ›

Dylan is Brenda's first love. They met when Dylan and Brandon become friends. They had a great relationship throughout season 1, however after a pregnancy scare, she broke up with Dylan. Then later on getting back together with him for the rest of season 2.

Why was there no 90210 season 6? ›

The CW has announced that the TV series is coming to an end after five seasons. The last show will air in May. The show's fate had been up in the air follow a downward slide in ratings over the past couple seasons. The show's ratings in the past few weeks have been particularly bad, likely sealing 90210's fate.

Did Beverly Hills, 90210 get Cancelled? ›

The series ran for ten seasons on Fox from October 4, 1990, to May 17, 2000, and is the first of six television series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. The series follows the lives of a group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California, as they transition from high school to college and into the adult world.

What is the highest rated episode? ›

The 10 Highest-Rated TV Episodes on IMDb
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  5. 5 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars': "The Phantom Apprentice" (2020) - 9.9. ...
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What is the nicest street in Beverly Hills? ›

The neighborhood's focal point is nearly synonymous with Beverly Hills - Rodeo Drive. First-time visitors are rightly drawn to the world-famous shopping street.

Why did Hulu take off 90210? ›

Unfortunately some episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 have not been cleared for streaming due to music clearances." / Twitter.

Did 90210 have a spin off? ›

After this series became a worldwide success in 1991, Star expanded the franchise with 1992's Melrose Place, a drama about young adults in Los Angeles. The third series, Models Inc., aired from June 1994 to March 1995.

Did Brenda leave 90210? ›

She later spent her last night with Dylan, telling him she would not be gone forever. The couple will reconcile briefly in the final scene of the fourth season, though (because of Shannen Doherty's departure) Brenda's character was removed from the script and she never returned to Beverly Hills.

Who got Kelly pregnant on 90210? ›

90210 producers threw a curveball at fans last night, revealing Dylan McKay to be the father of Kelly Taylor's son after hinting in a previous episode that it was Brandon Walsh. Why else would Brenda be baby-sitting for the kid, right?

How was 90210 supposed to end? ›

The finale of Beverly Hills, 90210 found David (Brian Austin Green) marrying Donna Martin, and The CW's 90210 left the relationship's fate up in the air. If the semi-fictionalized stars are working on a reboot in BH90210, it's doubtful that Donna and David will still be living in Japan as they were during 90210.

Why did Ray Pruitt leave 90210? ›

Walters originally signed a two-year contract, but was fired after the Season 5 finale aired, as Aaron Spelling discovered people thought Donna was stupid for staying with abusive Ray, despite the writers' plan all along to redeem the character.

Why did Dustin Milligan leave 90210? ›

90210 cast reunion explains Dustin Milligan left the show because his role as Ethan Ward changed.

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