Tori Spelling & Jennie Garth have a new crime comedy show: will you watch?

Tori Spelling Jennie Garth

I’ll freely admit how Tori Spelling used to annoy me during the original “90210,” but it was really her awful Donna Martin character that I didn’t like. As the years have passed, I’ve warmed to Tori. She’s made her own way without the help of her family fortune. She also has to deal with the tabloids making sh-t up about her all the time. Mostly I see a woman who is trying to make a living for her family and otherwise keep to herself. As for Jennie, I think she got a raw deal from Peter Facinelli, who was probably cheating on her for years.

As a result of these two ladies’ recent media adventures, I feel more than ready to embrace them on television again — together. That’s what will happen thanks to a newly closed deal for Tori and Jennie on a new crime comedy, Mystery Girls. Deadline has the details:

Tori Spelling Jennie Garth

ABC Family has closed a deal with Jennie Garth to join former Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Tori Spelling in the network’s comedy pilot, Mystery Girls. Both Spelling and Garth will also serve as executive producers. The project follows a former starlet (Spelling) who is roped into solving crimes with her former mystery TV show costar (Garth) when a witness to a crime will only speak to the infamous ‘Mystery Girls,’ which was the highest rated program of the 90′s. The pilot was written by Shepard Boucher from a story by him and Spelling.

[From Deadline]

Does anyone else think this show sounds like a surprisingly good idea? The show has already been picked up by ABC Family, so it will ideally be something that parents will watch with or around their kids. There’s plenty of nostalgia for the stars of the old “90210,” so I think this will go over well. Will you watch it?

Tori Spelling Jennie Garth

Tori Spelling Jennie Garth

Tori Spelling Jennie Garth

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44 Responses to “Tori Spelling & Jennie Garth have a new crime comedy show: will you watch?”

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  1. Sharon says:

    NO!! Because I canNOT stand Tori Spelling! She was the worst thing about BH90210 IMO

  2. Diana says:

    Jennie Garth is still a goddess! Donna Martin was annoying af on the show but I love tori spelling! This will be fun to watch for sure.

  3. itstrue says:

    I wonder, does Hollywood think the general public has one of four jobs? Cop, Lawyer, Doctor, Teacher, or some other related profession? I am so so sick of cop shows. So so sick of doctor shows. SOMEONE else must be doing something exciting.,,

  4. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Will I watch? No, but Jennie Garth looks awesome. She’s making want a bob haircut…

  5. fabgrrl says:

    Seeing them together makes me realize what a true beauty Jennie Garth is! She looks like a grown up Kelly. Donna has had A LOT done, and uh….

    • Amory says:

      They have the exact same cheeks – Tori’s work has been more obvious, but there is no doubt that Jennie has had work done as well.

      • holly hobby says:

        Yes I think Jennie had some work done. I peg it around the time her marriage was falling apart. She still looked the same when she was in Dancing with the Stars but after her marriage went bust, she looked different.

        I think Nicole Kidman took an intense liking to the knife after her divorce as well.

        So sad and unnecessary. Tommy and Peter you guys suck.

  6. T.C. says:

    I will give it a try. So it looks like Jennie Garth wasn’t working before because of her husband and Tori needs to work because she’s broke.

  7. fingerbinger says:

    NO I won’t he watching. Jenny is pretty,but Tori’s face is a little hard to take. I watched that cooking show she had with her husband and kids and she seems very sweet,but I can’t.

  8. Ginger says:

    I never watched 90210 so my view of Tori is not tainted. I think both of these women are funny and talented. They can surely pull this off. However I don’t usually watch ABC family. I wish them the best!

  9. Sharra55 says:

    As a die hard 90210 fan – with Shannon! I will give it a chance.

  10. Bigglesworth says:

    I want to like it, but it will probably suck.

  11. Word says:

    Should be called hasbeens. Tori looks like a muppet

  12. Monkey Towz says:

    …from a story by Spelling.
    Nepotism from beyond the grave.

  13. lucy2 says:

    This actually does sound pretty cute, and like it has potential to be funny. Plus at least it’s not another lame reality show.

  14. Megan says:

    well I do think Tori as a person as grown on me, she seems sweet. However, she can’t act worth a damn so no I won’t watch her act. But I wish her well.

    As for Jennie Garth, I loved her on 90210 but honestly I can’t stand her anymore!! All the stories of her nasty behavior on the set of 90210 and now her press crap with her divorce I am just done with her. I do like her hair though.

  15. tinyfencer says:

    Well, we may not get the opportunity to watch. This sounds like they’ve only ordered a pilot. There’s no guarantee the show will actually get picked up and ever air.

  16. claire says:

    Hmmm. Never in a million years would I have thought of this idea or thought I’d want to watch it, but now that you mention could work?

    I could see this succeeding. It has to be relatable, funny, clever. Not too far on the slapstick side of things. I think they could pull it off. I’m not typically a big fan of them, although of course I watched 90210, but I’m finding myself suddenly rooting for them to do well with this.

  17. Rux says:

    OMG HELL YEAH! They were the official first MEAN GIRLS.

  18. Amory says:

    Concept sounds absurd beyond all belief, and neither can act, so I’m going with “no” on this one.

  19. apsutter says:

    Hell yes I will watch this! I was too young for 90210 but I’ve really grown to like Tori. I read her first book and thought it was great and just loved her tone. I also have always like Jennie Garth and loved watching her and Amanda Bynes on “What I Like About You.” I just hope this show is funny and let’s them both shine

  20. Samtha says:

    It sounds campy and fun. Of course I’ll watch.

  21. Caz says:

    This would only work if it had stellar writers, producers and magic came together to produce something greater than its individual parts.

    I’m really neutral on both Tori & Jennie appearing on a show together. This is either a genius move or the worst decision ever. And that’s from a MASSIVE original 90210 fan. Are Brandon & Dylan going to make “guest” appearances to bump up ratings & interest?

  22. yuko says:

    GUYS. This sounds completely ridiculous and sort of charming and I’m mad that I didn’t think of it first. Obviously I’m in.

  23. kiyoshigirl says:

    Pretty soon everyone in Hollywood is going to have fat cheek pockets. Plastic surgeons have sold the procedure as projecting a youthful appearance, but it’s a look that doesn’t work for everyone so why are they all doing it? Ugh…people are so stupid.

  24. Sarah Talks says:

    If they put Shannon Dogherty in this cast I’ll definitely watch.

  25. redd says:

    Nope, won’t watch it because I hate that bitch Jennie Garth!

  26. nancy says:

    Absolutely,I love them…think there good actresses. :)