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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  1. Sharon says:

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

    • Lori says:

      See my reaction was “no because I can’t stand Jennie Garth”…..ultimately I think many won’t watch because they can’t stand one of these 2. If they put Luke Perry in it, it might have a chance.

      • Sharon says:

        Ok, I would so be on board if Luke Perry joined in… But then I would just be itching for Shannen Doherty to come on to complete the Kelly-Dylan-Brenda love triangle. I don’t think any of these characters together would do well because all of us raised on 90210 would be mad the rest of the cast wasn’t there.

    • lisa says:


      tori’s face is too weird, i cant look at it

      i dont really enjoy jennie either

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I once watched part of an episode of Tori’s reality show and she is a *terrible* actor. So, no, I wouldn’t watch this awful-sounding show.

  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.,,

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Yeah I completely agree with you.
      Although, I can personally attest to why they don’t have a show about a financial insurance underwriter–it’s pretty…..dry ;)

      Say what you want about SATC but I loved how all the women on that show had vastly different professions-gallery owner, column writer, PR person, and yes, a lawyer.

    • Jackson says:

      OMG yes. A thousand times yes!!! I absolutely haaate going to the doctor so no way do I want to watch ‘hospital shows.’ Ever. And FFS the cop and crime shows – I would love to know the percentage they take up in primetime TV. I watch The Walking Dead and American Horror Story and that’s about it for primetime viewing for me since Breaking Bad is over. Sports, news and those two shows.

      • apsutter says:

        This is why I love Netflix. TV is completely my jam and they have soooooo many good shows on there. If you haven’t seen it before you should watch “Pushing Daisies” It’s the sweetest, cutest, most beautiful, and funny show that completely got shafted and was cancelled after two seasons. But the main character owns a pie shop so there’s a different career for ya!

      • janie says:

        Yes, yes…yes!! I love them both! If it’s on Abc Family, it will be cute & funny!

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    • apsutter says:

      Just stop watching cop shows and procedurals then. There are other careers on TV you just have to stay away from the sh*t show known as CBS because they are the worst offenders of crappy procedurals for old people and the middle aged.

      • loveisthecoal says:

        @Apsutter: I LOVE Pushing Daisies!! I’ve never talked to anyone else who’s watched it! Ugh, I miss Ned the Piemaker. Sorry, I got a bit overly excited :D

      • Apsutter says:

        Haha, that’s ok. I loved it too. I watched it after it had left the air and I really wanted to watch it because Kristin Chenoweth was on it and I ended up falling in love! I want to dress like the girls and live in a house that looks like the aunts. I always loved the episode with the Bee Company…the set design for it was amazing! Most beautiful sets and costumes on television

      • Charlotte says:

        Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me.

  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.

    • Charlotte says:

      I’ll definitely give it a go if I can find a way to watch without my man knowing. There are only so many cr@ppy shows/movies I can pass off as ‘research’ for my writing.

  10. Sassy says:

    I would totally tune in for this!

  11. Bigglesworth says:

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

  12. Word says:

    Should be called hasbeens. Tori looks like a muppet

  13. Monkey Towz says:

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Rux says:

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

  19. Amory says:

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

  20. 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

  21. Samtha says:

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

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  23. 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?

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. Sarah Talks says:

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

  27. redd says:

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

  28. nancy says:

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