“90210″ fans get more episodes, more Silver, and Maeve Quinlan!

 
 

The CW’s 90210 is the first fall show to get a full-season pick-up.

In announcing the news, CW Entertainment president Dawn Ostroff says 90210 represents “another step forward in building a cohesive schedule that defines this network as a destination for young women with shows that get our audience talking — and watching.” (Let’s hope she adds "and eating" to that list soon — the girls on the show are so thin, I’m expecting them to show up with translucent skin on Fringe soon.)

According to Variety, the show opened big, giving the net its highest-rated premiere ever in its target audience; dipped in week two, but started to tick back up last week, especially when DVR numbers were factored in.

In more encouraging news, veteran Gilmore Girls writer Rebecca Kirshner is joining the series not only as an executive producer, but head writer.

Conversations continue with Jennie Garth to extend her role on the show, but Shannen Doherty is definitely gone after tonight’s episode.

Speaking of tonight’s episode — one of our favorite honorary lesbians, Maeve Quinlan (South of Nowhere), finally makes her appearance in a small but memorable role as Adrianna’s hellish stage mom.

Most importantly, this means Jessica Stroup will make a lot more appearances as Erin Silver, who appears to be the frontrunner for favorite character with lesbian viewers.

Here are a few stills of Silver in tonight’s episode, sporting a slightly different look than her usual "don’t f–k with me" one:

The bad news for lesbian/bi 90210 fans? Those rumors of a lesbian character on the show appear to be just that — rumors. GLAAD is issuing a comprehensive list of shows with LGBT TV characters for the 2008-2009 season later today, and 90210 does not show up anywhere on it.

Which means all you Annie-Silver shippers will just have to keep the love alive through fanfiction.

With this pickup comes even more questions. Will Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) finally get over Dylan? Will Lori Loughlin finally get a storyline? Will Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) stop looking like a 35-year-old stripper masquerading as a teenager?

Tell us what you think about all of the above in the comments.

 
 

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