Deadline reports The CW‘s 90210 will be cancelled after its current (fifth) season. Fans of the show are sure to be disappointed but as the article points out, an early cancellation provides producers time to smooth out the story-lines of the show and hopefully leave fans with some closure.
The CW series has been doing very poorly in the ratings this season in its Monday slot, especially this midseason when it has been paired with The Carrie Diaries. February 18, 90210 drew just 500,000 viewers. Now the series’ May 13 season finale will also be a series finale. Seven episodes remain. “The CW has had five great seasons with America’s favorite zip code, 90210,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said in a release announcing the move. “I’d like to thank the talented cast, producers, and crew for all their hard work and dedication to the series. We are very proud of the West Beverly High alumni.”