A former executive producer of one of primetime's most popular soaps is among the writing staff of the new One Life to Live. Jessica Klein, who helped make Beverly Hills, 90210 a smash hit for Fox in the 90's, will now be scripting stories for the citizens of Llanview, PA. READ MORE
No. 10: Berrenger's Department Store, Berrenger's
In 1985, NBC debuted Berrenger's, a splashy, primetime serial about a glamorous, New York City department store dynasty. The soap opera from Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick was meant to be a competitor for ABC's Dynasty and CBS primetime sudsers Dallas, Falcon Crest and Knots Landing among others.
Unfortunately, suds lovers were only able to follow the antics of the Berrenger family, friends and foes for 13 short episodes. A pre-Generations Jonelle Allen and future Dallas and All My Children hunk Jack Scalia both appeared. Watch an NBC promo for the premiere of Berrenger's (at the 24 second mark) below!
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In honor of "90210 Day" (9-02-10) here's my favorite scene from the 90's teen soap that changed the game for primetime sudsers forever. In this clip, Brenda Walsh (Shannen Doherty) blasts her lying, scum bucket boyfriend Dylan McKay (Luke Perry) for cheating on Bren with her skanky, sanctimonious frenemy Kelly (Jennie Garth) while she and the only virgin at West Beverly High, Donna Martin (Tori Spelling) were in Paris!
That new 90210 still has SO much to live up to. I don't know about y'all, but I'm headed over to the Peach Pit for a malt right after watching this clip! READ MORE