Ian Ziering Is Still Sad His 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Reunion Idea Didn't Get Picked Up
Y'know, I'm inclined to feel bad for the guy, but I can't help that this story made me laugh. Maybe it's his earnestness, or just how the subtext of everything he says, to me, just screams "HEY GUYS REMEMBER ME?! ...Love me," or something like that. Or hey, maybe I'm just a terrible person — what better day than the last day of the year to really come to terms with that fact, right? Anyway: In a new interview with Oprah Winfrey on her Oprah: Where Are They Now? series, Sharknado star Ian Ziering revealed that he had plans for a Beverly Hills, 90210 reunion in 2010, but they fell through because the network didn't want to go through with it.
"My idea was that I was going to cater a nice dinner in my home. I was going to have little cameras spaced throughout the house. It was going to be loosely scripted where we would break off into little social bouquets and talk about different moments and different times," he explained. Hilarious, but not the best part. Ziering then went on to reveal the airdate he had envisioned for the special: Sept. 2, 2010. "The significance of that date is that it's 9/02/10!"
Oh, child. Hush.
Ziering, who became a chippendale after his career tanked post-90210, continued on to explain that it didn't end up happening because, go figure, the network didn't think a special like that would be profitable and didn't want to buy it. "I could not get a network to buy it...it's astonishing to me. I mean, '90210' on 9/02/10?" He mused. "The production companies don't want to pay for it. We certainly weren't going to do it for free, but then, we weren't asking for a king's ransom compared to what they would have made in advertising."
Sorry, Ian. I'm sure someday you can do something similar with Sharknado.