M-Net to offer ‘Beverly Hills’ in SA

M-Net (DStv 101) has secures the forthcoming parody-drama series, BH90210, that bring together on-screen the former cast of the 1990’s American drama series Beverly Hills, 90210.

The new series, produced by CBS Television Studios and distributed by CBS Studios International, will begin on 7 August in the United States on FOX, even though an exact transmission starting date for the revival-series on M-Net in South Africa isn’t yet known.

FOX offered the new Beverly Hills, 90210 a straight-to-series commission almost three decades after the original series that ran for a decade was trasmitted on the SABC’s TV1 until the broadcaster couldn’t have the funds for it and it jumped to M-Net.

A new five-season 90210 with a new cast also aired on M-Net a few years ago until its withdrawal in 2013. Now the original stars will be back, all also serving as executive producers.