According to Wikipedia, Paul Stupin “was recruited to the fledgling Fox Network as executive vice president of series programming, serving there from 1989 to 1992. Stupin's greatest legacy was bringing a twenty-nine-year-old screenwriter, Darren Star, to producer Aaron Spelling. Star had ideas of a high school drama and Spelling, for the first time since the 1960s, had not one show on the air. The result of their partnership was Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Paul now serves as the executive producer of Switched at Birth, and he previously executive produced Dawson’s Creek. We paired our discussion of the 90210 episode “The Twins, the Trustee, and the Very Big Trip,” with our interview with Paul about his time working at the network.
And we’re back! To celebrate the premiere of season three of Beverly Hills 90210, we’re joined by Leeni Queeno of one of our favorite bands, Prom Queen. You heard her soulful singing at our live show with Christine Elise McCarthy, now listen to her talk about her love for all things 90210. Plus, we’re so happy to introduce a new intro and musical interludes for our podcast courtesy of Prom Queen! And stay tuned at the end of the episode for a new segment, “The Melrose Minute!”
What we were drinking: sangria
What we were eating: chips and dip
On one more “hiatus” episode before we return to cover season three of Beverly Hills 90210, we’re joined by listener Cher Thompson of the blog “The Anonymous Woman” to discuss the complete series of So NoTORIous! Get your own copy of the show on DVD for under $5 on Amazon!
We had a chance to meet with writer and producer Jay Martel, who wrote the 1992 Rolling Stone cover story heralding Beverly Hills 90210′s place in the spotlight. Tune in for answers to all your questions about Douglas Emerson, and much more! You can buy Jay’s novel Channel Blue through our Amazon link.
What we were drinking: coffee and tea
What we were eating: SK donuts