The CW reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210 that aired from 2008 to 2013 was more of a soap opera” vs. the “more substantive, much more issue-oriented” original, Ziering said at the TV press tour. "That show that you saw however many years ago wasn’t really an iteration,” Ziering said when asked why he didn't appear on 90210. “They were using (the) Beverly Hills, 90210 (brand) to lure people in, (but) once I saw that pilot episode, I realized it had nothing to do with what we created.” He also pointed out that 90210 only ran five seasons. the original's 10. “No one’s going to (do) a remake of that show," he said. "With all due respect. Often imitated, but never (replicated).” ALSO: BH90210 co-creators Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler were consulting producers on CW's 90210.