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New 'Beverly Hills, 90210' project isn't a reboot or revival. Recent rumors that a "Beverly Hills, 90210" reboot/revival is in the works have not only been greatly exaggerated -- they're flat-out wrong. While it's true that a new series inspired by the seminal '90s teen drama is being shopped around, it would not feature the return of Donna Martin, Kelly Taylor & Co. According to sources, the untitled project is an hour-long mockumentary-style dramedy that would find former "90210" cast members Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris playing themselves -- albeit in a somewhat heightened state. The potential series -- which was first rumored last March -- would chronicle the gang's efforts to get (another) 90210 revival off the ground. Fellow "90210" alums Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry are not currently attached to the project. Mike Chessler and Chris Alberghini, both of whom worked on the first "90210" revival (on the CW) are on board to write and executive produce. The pair also created "So NoTORIous," Spelling's similarly mockumentary-ish sitcom that aired for one season on VH1 in 2006. Several outlets, including a broadcast network and one of the major streamers, have expressed interest in the new "90210" project. A rep for CBS Studios, which is shepherding the non-reboot, declined to comment for this story. (PageSix)
We just found out how much the Friends cast earn from re-runs and our minds are blown Friends has long been recognized as one of the best tv series, and since it was added to Netflix recently, our desire for new episodes of the show has grown and grown. But until we await news of a reunion, we spend our Sunday mornings watching re-runs of the iconic show - and in turn filling the castmates' pockets. According to USA Today, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry make 2% of the syndication revenue the show makes and considering that the show still makes Warner Bros $1 billion every single year, each cast member pockets a cool $20million (�15.9million) a YEAR. The reason the show's stars make so much is because they fought hard to broker $1million each per episode in the final series. Casual. Pretty much ever since the series ended, fans of the show have been desperate for a follow-up, and Jennifer Aniston recently gave us fresh intel into whether a reunion could be on the cards. Speaking to James Corden on the The Late Late Show, Jen revealed that there's a clear split in the cast between those who are game, and those who have shot down the possibility of getting the gang back together. Gents, we're looking at you. "Listen, the girls always say we would love to do it again, and the boys are a little less excited about it for some reason, I don't know," she commented. "And so, we've decided that we'll just do ... a remake of The Golden Girls in 40 years... " Sadly, it's not the first time our dreams of a Friends reunion have been dashed. \ In an interview with Aussie radio station 97.3FM earlier in the year, Matt LeBlanc told Bianca, Terry & Bob that fans just wouldn't want to see them growing old. "I don't think anyone wants to see Joey at his colonoscopy! I think it's better for people to just leave it. MATT, PLEASE, THINK OF THE CHILDREN! He continued, "I understand that people really want to see that reunion but that show was about a finite period in those characters' lives, between 20 and 30. "To see what those characters are doing now, I think it's almost a case of that the book is better than the movie. Everyone's imagination of what they're doing now is better." We're still not going to give up hope, especially as Jennifer Aniston is keen. She set the rumor mill into overdrive with her comments on The Ellen DeGeneres Show a little while back. "Anything is a possibility, Ellen. Anything! Right? I mean, George Clooney got married... That's like an anything can happen." C'mon Matt, for old time's sake? We already know that the gang are still in contact - remember when Lisa confirmed they'd had a secret reunion? She explained on The Today Show: "We have convened. Privately. For dinner. It was really fun! We had such a good time, it was hilarious. We were laughing nonstop." When asked about the possibility of a Friends reunion on the telly, she said: "I don't see it happening. It would be fun but what would it be about? The thing we liked about that show is it was like 20-somethings and they were their own family and now they all have families. So, what are we going to watch?" (British Glamour)