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‘90210’

Beverly Hills, 90210, that Fox classic that aired from 1990 to 2000, starred Jason Priestley and Luke Perry. 90210 did not. Sure, original series cast members Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, and Tori Spelling were among a handful of stars from the original that appeared on the do-over for a couple of seasons, but ask yourself — as producers of 90210 should have — what is the fun of having Brenda and Kelly without Brandon and Dylan there to continue their dysfunctional quadrangle? — Kimberly Potts

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20 TV Reboots That Never Should Have Happened

Fans of the ’80s classic Dirty Dancing may not have the time of their lives when they tune in to the ABC remake, which premieres May 24 at 8 p.m. Featuring Little Miss Sunshine’s now-grown-up star Abigail Breslin and dancer Colt Prattes in roles made iconic by Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, the new film has largely failed to wow critics, suggesting that this was one property that didn’t need to be rebooted. That puts Dirty Dancing in good (bad) company: Recent TV history is littered with reboots and remakes that took a widely liked hit and turned it into a bad movie or series. Scroll through the above slideshow for examples of 20 reboots that never should have happened, and then do your best to go on acting like they never existed.

Dirty Dancing premieres Wednesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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