How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of 'GH,' 'The View' and 'The Chew'; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

How WATCH ABC Changes Will Affect Viewing of ‘GH,’ ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’; Shows Also on Hulu Plus

By Errol Lewis

( — SOAPnet, the new way to watch soaps, will honor legendary producer Aaron Spelling during a “Beverly Hills, 90210″ Labor Day marathon dubbed “Back to School with 90210.”

Tori Spelling

“90210,” which aired on the FOX Television Network from 1990 to 2000, was a cultural phenomenon during its time on the airwaves. It created trends and made its stars, the stars of Hollywood. The series also spun-off “Melrose Place,” which starred Heather Locklear. Darren Star (“Sex and the City”) created the series. Aaron Spelling, who died suddenly on June 23, 2006 at his home in Beverly Hills, served as an Executive Producer. He was 83.

Airing Monday, September 4 from 11 AM to 5 PM, EST/PST and again from 5pm to 11pm, EST/PST on SOAPnet, “Back to School” will conclude each marathon with the special, “Beverly Hills 90210: The Final Goodbye.” Clips include actors discussing experiences they had working with Mr. Spelling, however the special originally aired May 10, 2000.

“Back To School With 90210″ marathon episodes include:

  • 11AM/5PM – “Class of Beverly Hills” – Brandon and Brenda start school at West Beverly High. Main characters introduced, with the exception of Dylan. (Episode #1991-001, Season 1)
  • 12PM/6PM – “Spring Dance” – The gang attends the spring dance. Brenda and Dylan sleep together for the first time. (Episode #1991-021, Season 1)
  • 1PM/7PM – “Something in the Air” – Donna’s friends and classmates rally for the school board to let her graduate with them. (Episode #1993-77, Season 3)
  • 2PM/8PM – “Hello Life, Goodbye Beverly Hills” – Kelly’s torn when Dylan asks her to join him on a trip around the world, and Brandon proposes to her. (Episode #1995-139, Season 5)
  • 3PM/9PM – “The Penultimate” – Donna accepts David’s proposal. Kelly calls off her engagement to Matt. Dylan graduates from college. (Episode 2000-284, Season 10)
  • 4PM/10PM – “The Final Goodbye” – A charming special in which the stars of “Beverly Hills 90210″ discuss the show that made them famous, what it was like to work for the legendary producer Aaron Spelling and what they expect will come of their relationships as the series draws to a close.

The special features interviews and packages with Ian Ziering (Steve Sanders), Tori Spelling (Donna Martin), Jennie Garth (Kelly Taylor), Brian Austin Green (David Silver), Jason Priestley (Brandon Walsh), Luke Perry (Dylan McKay), Lindsay Price (Janet Sanders), Joe E. Tata (Nat Bussichio) and Vincent Young (Noah Hunter). (Special Episode)

By Errol Lewis

( — SOAPnet, the new watch to watch soaps, hits number six on their “They Started on Soaps” series.

Heath Ledger

“They Started on Soaps 6″ will highlight some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, who actually began their careers in the soap opera medium, including Halle Berry, George Clooney, Heath Ledger, Lindsay Lohan, Brad Pitt and “Superman” himself, Brandon Routh.

Other stars included in the special will be Morgan Freeman, Parker Posey, Matthew Fox, Sienna Miller, Michelle Williams, Mark Harmon, and the cast of “The West Wing” including Alan Alda, Jimmy Smits, Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, and Mary Louise Parker. “The Closer’s” Kyra Sedgwick and “Grey’s Anatomy” stars Justin Chambers and James Pickens Jr. will also be mentioned, albeit briefly.

SOAPnet’s “They Started On Soaps 6″ is a production of Lucky Duck Productions. Linda Ellerbee and Rolfe Tessem served as Executive Producers. Christine Bachas served as producer and director. The special airs August 24 at 12 AM, EST/PST on SOAPnet.

A New Joker

In related news, Ledger has signed on to play The Joker in “The Dark Knight,” the sequel to the 2005 hit film, “Batman Begins.” Oscar award winning actor Jack Nicholson originated the role of The Joker in the first “Batman” film in 1989.

Christian Bale will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the film, which is set to begin production in early 2007. Christopher Nolan has agreed to direct the sequel, which will be written by his brother, Jonathan, from a story by Nolan and David Goyer. Nolan, who co-wrote “Begins” with Goyer, will also receive producer credits along with Emma Thomas and Charles Roven.

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