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'90210' Removing Trevor Donovan's Gay Character Teddy

90210 is losing a high-profile gay character, TVLine's Michael Ausiello reports:

Donovan Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that Trevor Donovan — whose heretofore-closeted alter ego Teddy was at the center of a high profile coming out storyline last season — will not be returning to The CW soap as a series regular for Season 4.

"I look back on getting this real-life story line as a blessing,” Donovan told TVLine in a statement. “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.”

As producers phase out the character, he'll be limited to appearing in five episodes next season as a non-regular.

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  1. I doubt he'll have much trouble finding work, even if it's minor. He is damn good looking.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jun 6, 2011 7:44:56 PM

  2. I started watching 90210 just for Trevor Donovan, even though the storyline went into laughably awkward tangents. I remember when Ian and Teddy were in love and ready to build a life together and then (when the guy playing Ian got another acting job) it took them a calm three-sentence conversation to decide to never speak to each other again.
    Doors will open for Trevor Donovan, though. Hot man!

    Posted by: GregV | Jun 6, 2011 8:06:23 PM

  3. When this show returned in 2008 Donovan was turning 30 and playing a high school student! I know casting ridiculously older actors is a tradition on 90210, but Trevor's 32 now; time for more grown-up roles.

    Posted by: bierce | Jun 6, 2011 8:50:25 PM

  4. Hot guy, but he should have just gone with his real last name, which is Neubauer. (Donovan is his middle name.) "Trevor Donovan" always sounds very soap-y or porn-y to me.

    Posted by: nuflux | Jun 6, 2011 8:59:13 PM

  5. No surprise here. Storyline has been phased out, and he's way too old to be playing a high schooler.

    Posted by: Tyler | Jun 6, 2011 10:39:06 PM

  6. Guess that's one show I can stop watching....

    Posted by: stick | Jun 6, 2011 11:03:06 PM

  7. I dont think the 90210 creators put enough effort in developing and promoting this storyline , but the again, in general HOLLYWOOD owes the worldwide gay community SO BADLY (same goes for smart, strong females roles and ethnic minorities)...I

    Posted by: Felix | Jun 7, 2011 12:42:40 AM

  8. gosh I don't know anyone who actually watches 90210, let alone anyone over the age of 20.

    Posted by: Toto | Jun 7, 2011 1:18:48 AM

  9. It is weird people around 30 plays teenagers (Alexis Bledel was teenager when Gilmore Girls began).
    I guess TD wants to move on and play sth else also, not just teenager.
    But then, perhaps the channel thought the storyline was too radical for US television.
    I hope TD finds good roles.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jun 7, 2011 3:58:30 AM

  10. it's a shame about his looks.

    Posted by: Oliver | Jun 7, 2011 3:59:08 AM

  11. Gay character is a bad character in my eyes...

    Posted by: hair transplant in Dubai | Jun 7, 2011 6:32:29 AM

  12. I think Trevor Donovan is wonderful. I love his Abercrombie photos. He needs to keep sharing that gorgeous face and body of his with his fans. I wish him much success and all of God's blessings for his life.

    Posted by: dempewolf | Jun 7, 2011 3:02:49 PM

  13. I thought he did a brilliant job. His character was honest and very believable. I wish Trevor much success in his future endeavors.

    Posted by: Jay | Sep 29, 2013 11:30:56 AM

  14. This is ancient news. Is it his picture you like?? Scratch it...

    Posted by: OldNews | Oct 12, 2013 10:42:36 PM

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