Luke Perry Trashes ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ With Comparison to Third Grade: ‘It’s Just Not Relevant’

At TCAs 2015 summer press tour, the actor balks at show that shot him to fame when asked about Lifetime’s “Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Tell-All”

Luke Perry, who was catapulted to fame as the brooding Dylan McKay on Aaron Spelling’s iconic ’90s series, “Beverly Hills, 90210,” doesn’t really want to talk about the show.

At the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday, the actor was asked whether he would be watching Lifetime’s “Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Tell-All.”

“What do you think about Lifetime doing the tell-all?” a reporter asked.

“I don’t think about it,” the actor responded.

“You must have some thoughts?”


The reporters went on to ask him why he thinks there is such a fascination with the show, although its been off the air for a few years. However, Perry was not amused.

“Why are you so disconnected from that? Why does it not matter to you?”

“Third grade,” Perry replied. “How much does that matter to you? Exactly. It’s just not relevant to anything I’m doing. Next question?”

This is interesting, as “Beverly Hills, 90210” was the show that catapulted him, along with Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Shannen Doherty, Ian Ziering and Jason Priestley to stardom in 1990.

Still, Perry will not be tuning in to watch the “Lifetime 90210 Tell-All.”

“I don’t even watch my own actual self on TV. Why would I want to watch this?” he said. “I don’t see it happening.”

The show ran from 1990 to 2000 on Fox, and was produced by Spelling Television. Perry played bad boy Dylan McKay, who was also portrayed as a loner. The show chronicled the lives of a group of friends living in Beverly Hills as they navigated their way through West Beverly Hills High to college and subsequently into the adult world.

“Lifetime’s Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Tell-All” will premiere October 3 at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime.