June 06, 2011 3:23pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'90210': Trevor Donovan Exiting CW Soap
After rejuvenating life into the CW’s 90210 with his character’s coming out, actor Trevor Donovan will not return as a series regular to the young-skewing teen soap.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Donovan instead will recur for a handful of episodes during the show’s upcoming fourth season. He joins Ryan Eggold and Lori Loughlin as cast members who are exiting the show as the series transitions with the kids of West Beverly High School heading to college.
A 90210 spokesperson said Donovan's Teddy Montgomery will return for at least five and possibly more episodes during Season 4, which begins production in a few weeks.
“We got a chance to bring to the forefront an epic storyline, that helped and entertained,” Donovan tweeted.
Former Life Unexpected writers Patti Carr and Lara Olsen, meanwhile, recently joined the series as co-showrunners, replacing Rebecca Sinclair, who exited the series after Season 3.
TVLine first reported the news.