'90210' spinoff lands Lori Loughlin, lead

Shenae Grimes cast in one of the series' top roles

Canadian-born Shenae Grimes has landed the female lead role on the CW's "Beverly Hills, 90210" spinoff. Lori Loughlin also has joined the show, which centers on the Mills, a three-generational Beverly Hills family.

Grimes (Degrassi: The Next Generation) will play the family's teenage daughter Annie Mills, which attends West Beverly Hills High School. Loughlin will play the mom, Celia Mills, a former Olympic Games medalist in cycling.

Loughlin's recent series credits include "Summerland" and "In Case of Emergency."

Grimes is repped by Gersh and her Canadian agent Amanda Rosenthal.