Trevor Donovan won't be returning to play Teddy Montgomery as a regular in season 4 of the CW's nighttime teenage drama 90210.

According to Michael Ausiello's all-things-television website, Donovan's Teddy is leaving West Beverly Hills High.

Teddy came out during the show's third season, going from womanizer to out-and-proud student in less than a year. In an early episode, Teddy threw-up after a date with former boyfriend Ian, played by Canadian pop singer Kyle Riabko. As the story developed, he became more comfortable with who he was and eventually came out gay to his classmates. On the season finale, the all-American jock was crowned prom king, then asked current flame Marco, played by newcomer Freddie Smith, to dance.

β€œI look back on getting this real-life story as a blessing,” Donovan said. β€œTo be able to simultaneously take on a challenging role and bring awareness to a relevant social issue was a win-win for me. I'm looking forward to what opportunities and adventures lie ahead.”

Donovan will appear as a guest star in roughly five episodes in the new season.

The news comes after the ABC cancellation of Brothers & Sisters, which featured a married gay male couple raising two children and a mature coming out storyline.