UPDATED: The current fifth season of 90210 will be its last. The CW series has been doing very poorly in the ratings this season in its Monday slot, especially this midseason when it has been paired with The Carrie Diaries. February 18, 90210 drew just 500,000 viewers. Now the series’ May 13 season finale will also be a series finale. Seven episodes remain. “The CW has had five great seasons with America’s favorite zip code, 90210,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said in a release announcing the move. “I’d like to thank the talented cast, producers, and crew for all their hard work and dedication to the series. We are very proud of the West Beverly High alumni.”
At the TCAs in January, Pedowitz suggested that 90210 could return, possibly for a final hurrah. “I am a big believer in giving fans a very satisfactory conclusion,” he said. “It’s something that we as a television industry need to do.” But, after some dismal ratings performances this month, such a closure turned out not to be in the cards for the reboot of the hit Fox series. Still, the early cancellation allows the producers to tweak storylines and give the fans some closure with the finale. CBS TV Studios produced 90210 with executive producers Patti Carr and Lara Olsen.