The CW really is developing a contemporary take on the Aaron Spelling soap opera. It's just barely in the works — there's no script or showrunner, nor has anything about the plot been revealed — but it's definitely in motion.
So, OK, let's talk about this. It's true that 90210 has gotten decent ratings (better than Gossip Girl most weeks, in fact). But it could still use some work. And the fact that Melrose Place was itself a spinoff of 90210 Classic does not mean that the new version requires a spinoff of its own!
Then again, it sounds like Rinna's on board, and hey, Heather Locklear's not doing much these days. Do you think the CW is smart to move forward with this spinoff?