Trevor Donovan won't be returning to
play Teddy Montgomery as a regular in season 4 of the CW's nighttime
teenage drama 90210.
to Michael Ausiello's all-things-television website TVLine.com,
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.
“I look back on getting this
real-life story as a blessing,” Donovan said. “To 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.
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.