CW commits to more episodes of "90210"

Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:34pm EDT
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By Nellie Andreeva

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The CW network has picked up nine additional episodes of teen drama "90210," bringing the total order to 22.

The move marks the first full-season order for a broadcast TV freshman series this season.

The much-buzzed-about "Beverly Hills, 90210" spinoff was the first new fall show to premiere. It got off to a blazing start with a two-hour debut September 2 that drew 4.9 million viewers and posted the highest-rated series premiere in the CW's two-year history among women 18-34, adults 18-34 and adults 18-49. The show dropped precipitously in its second airing but recovered nicely last week to average 3.3 million viewers.

"90210" stars Rob Estes, Shenae Grimes, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord, Dustin Milligan, Ryan Eggold, Jessica Stroup, Michael Steger, Lori Loughlin and Jessica Walter, with special appearances by Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty.

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<p>Actress Anna Lynne McCord of the CW network series "90210" arrives at the Madden NFL &rsquo;09 VIP Premiere party hosted by EA Sports and XBox in Los Angeles, California August 7, 2008. REUTERS/Fred Prouser</p>