Tori Spelling & Jennie Garth Will Star In ‘Mystery Girls’ & It Looks… Questionable — VIDEO
Donna Martin and Kelly Taylor are back in action! Sort of. Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth have a new show and it looks totally ridiculous. Spelling and Garth will star in ABC Family's Mystery Girls, a colorful (like, really, really bright and colorful) sitcom about two former TV stars who end up working as private detectives. But don't be fooled by the former TV stars thing, it has nothing to do with their time on 90210 and thus is a total missed opportunity.
According to ABC Family's description,
Mystery Girls, starring Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth follows two former detective TV show starlets brought back together by a real-life mystery. Charlie Contour (Garth) is a suburban housewife and mother, while Holly Hamilton (Spelling) longs for her glory days in the 90's when she was on television. Both of their lives are disrupted when Nick (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.
They were stars on a mystery show?! How can they be stars of a TV show and not have it be a long-running teen drama? This mystery show better have also including Ian Ziering. We all know he's available (*cough*Sharknado*cough*) and cameos and not-so-subtle references to Garth and Spelling's real-life old show are really a necessity here. Otherwise, what's the use?
The plot of the show is completely outlandish, but I guess that's too be expected by ABC Family, a channel with a show about two girls who were literally switched at birth. (It's called Switched at Birth, by the way.) It's unbelievable that two women would, apparently, start a crime solving business after a random dude approaches them about one crime. Sitcoms ask for you to stretch your imagination though, and that's fine, but who's imagination are they asking be stretched? Is this for kids? I don't think they care about Spelling and Garth or jokes about phone sex and I don't think adults want to watch something this over-the-top and unfunny. Teenagers who like background noise while doing their homework? Is that the audience and is that enough to keep this thing on the air? Probably. Ratings standards for cable are pretty low. In 2019 we'll all be saying, "How has this been on for five seasons?!"
Check out the preview for yourself below and you'll see what I mean. Mystery Girls premieres June 25 at 8:30 p.m.