So the upcoming Beverly Hills: 90210 spin-off/remake, ingeniously titled 90210, may be adding yet another original cast member to its ranks. Jennie Garth, who played the pondering Kelly Taylor, and Tori Spelling, who played virginal mule Donna Martin, are both signed on for recurring roles in the new iteration. Fans have been speculating that, much in the same way the highly popular Degrassi reboot (on which one of the new 90 kids, Shenae Grimes, starred) brought back several adult versions of its predecessor's characters, there would be even more o.g. additions as the show lumbered toward its fall debut. And indeed a third familiar face may be greeting us when West Bev reopens its doors on September 2nd. It's one of your favorite guys. He was cool, funny, had a sparkle in his eye. Find out who it is, after the jump.
Blammo! It's Joe E. Tata, who played the beloved proprietor of retro chic diner The Peach Pit. He genially fed the kids fried food (made with love), laughed at their stupid, condescending "haha, you're an old man" jokes, dispensed advice, and at the end of the series had gotten some old broad pregnant. It's not clear yet in what capacity he'll be back, as "there is no deal" currently, but he's likely to at least show up for a couple of guest spots. Oh how wonderful! Bring back Claire Arnold next, please? Or Celeste! [EW.com]