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After the CW officially announced 90210 would return, rumors about season two started swirling. Now, one of those rumors has been confirmed. Sources have confirmed to EW that Dustin Milligan, who plays affable jock (and one half of 90210’scentral super couple) Ethan, won’t be returning full time to the show in the fall. Dustin may film a few scenes in the beginning of the season to tie up any loose ends with Ethan’s storyline but then the character will exit the show for good. Now, if 90210 1.0 is any indication, there is always hope he may return down the line. (Remember when Dylan moved to Paris, only to return to BH a few years later?)
90210’s new show runner, Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair, promised to shake things up when she took over and she certainly is delivering. In addition to axing Dustin, she is also looking to cut all of the original BH cast members. “The show tried to be a lot of things to a lot of people in its first season,” she conceded. “I think the center lies with the generation of kids that are in high school now. I’m not interested in casting people for stunt value.” Ouch. That’s bad news for Jennie Garth who has been a regular in the show as the school’s guidance counselor and the old school fans (like me) who love seeing what has happened to our old friends from West Beverly.
In other CW news, things aren’t looking any better over at Reaper. The creators and executive producers of Reaper, Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, have just inked a two year deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Fazekas and Butters’ deal may mean the beginning of the end of Reaper as the two will have to leave the series to begin work on their next project for 20th Century Fox.