It's almost been a decade since "Beverly Hills, 90210" was on, but hey, it's never too late for a spinoff.
Plotwise, there's not much to tell yet, but the network should be deciding whether to order a pilot by month's end.
If this deal goes through, it would bring Thomas back into The CW fold after "Veronica Mars" ended its three-season run last spring. He had attempted a fourth season of the show with a time jump, setting the tiny sleuth in the FBI Academy, but it didn't fly.
"90210" previously spawned another spinoff, the equally popular "Melrose Place." "90210" has had a revival of sorts with two members of its cast -- Jennie Garth and Ian Ziering -- appearing on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and Tori Spelling getting her own reality attention with "Tori & Dean: Inn Love."
Since "90210" revolved around the young and wealthy in Beverly Hills, the spinoff could be a good companion to "Gossip Girl," which has a similar premise but set on the East Coast in Manhattan.