Newswire: Lifetime telling the unauthorized story of Melrose Place, too, while it’s at it

Lifetime’s dedicated core of cultural geologists have clearly realized what a rich vein of ratings gas they stumbled upon when they started in on these unauthorized behind-the-scenes stories of beloved ’90s shows, as they’re now fracking the hell out of the idea in an effort to expose the rich slurry of nostalgia and prurient contempt hidden within. The network previously took a vaguely scintillating shot at the behind-the-scenes workings of Saved By The Bell, and its take on the drama underpinning Full House has been battling viciously against that show’s upcoming Netflix revival for space on the front page of all the hottest F-House blogs. (We imagine.)

A few weeks ago, though, Lifetime announced that it would be turning over the rock on a slightly more, let’s say, “mature,” patch of TV juvenalia, treating Beverly Hills, 90210 to the same authorization-free approach. But just as improbably …

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