Thursday, July 10, 2008

90210 Adds Joe E. Tata (Nat) To The Cast

CW's 90210 spin-off is getting another familiar face: Peach Pit owner Nat! Actor Joe E. Tata tells the Associated Press that he just wrapped up shooting the pilot episode, airing September 2.He says he is still uncertain if he'll return to the show permanently. "The coin's in the air for me," the actor, 71, says. "I guess it comes under the heading of magic test: Let's see if the audience still remembers me."

Tata - who describes Nat as a good guy, always there to help out" - says people still stop him on the street after all these years. "Cops and firefighters say to me, 'I used to watch the show - I mean, my wife did, or girlfriend,'" he said. "But they knew more about the show than I did."

Jennie Garth, who played blonde rich girl Kelly Taylor on the original series, will star in several episodes as a high school guidance counselor. Tori Spelling will reprise her role as Donna Martin in one episode. And Shannen Doherty (a.k.a. "Brenda Walsh") is in talks to star on the show.


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