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90210

CW Monday, at 800 ET

 PTC Summary:

Production Companies: CBS Paramount Network Television
Producers: Jeff Judah, Gabe Sachs, Jill Jordan, Wendy Stanzler
Creator: Jeff Judah, Gabe Sachs, Rob Thomas

Now in its fourth season, this revamped version of the 90’s hit Beverly Hills 90210 follows the main characters to their second year of life post-high school.  The characters are all roughly age 19 and Naomi, Ivy, Silver, and Annie are in college.  Naomi is now married to her high school sweetheart and his business partner hates her.  Silver found out she carries the breast cancer gene, so she has decided to have a baby with her gay friend, Teddy, and then get a double mastectomy.  Dixon is paralyzed after a car accident and Liam is pursuing a film career.  No parents are characters any more on the series, and the lives depicted are of the teens only.

Sex is a frequent topic on 90210, with storylines exploring issues of virginity, promiscuity, and teen pregnancy. This season the adult themes continue.  In this season, Adrianna has a one night stand with a man she met only minutes before taking him to bed, and she didn’t’ even tell him her name.  Last season, Annie became a prostitute along with some sorority sisters.  She later had sex with a priest in training and caused him to leave his faith as a result.  Naveed’s family ran a pornography business and there are references to that occasionally as well.  Language is also a problem. Words like “bastard,” “ass,” “bitch,” and “screw” are frequently used. Violence is generally not a problem but sometimes it is thematic.  In season two, Naomi was raped by a school teacher and Liam was beaten up by some people.  Other adult themes that are explored include dealing in stolen cars, drug and alcohol abuse, and bullying behavior among college sororities.

90210 is not recommended for viewers under age 18.

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Show may include gratuitous sex, explicit dialogue, violent content, or obscene language, and is unsuitable for children.

The show contains adult-oriented themes and dialogue that may be inappropriate for youngsters.

Family-friendly show promoting responsible themes and traditional values.

Not yet rated by the PTC.


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