‘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.