Report: 90210 booting Ethan

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Those of you who are fans of the CW's 90210 shouldn't get too comfortable. The show has a new showrunner, former Gilmore Girls producer Rebecca Rand Kirshner, and there will be some big changes to the teen drama coming up.

The biggest change--that we know of, at least--comes in the form of the dismissal of a major character, reports EW.com. The site says that actor Dustin Milligan will not be returning for the show's recently announced second season as a regular. Milligan plays Ethan, a jock at the heart of one of the show's signature relationships.

Apparently the change is nothing personal; producers just felt that the character of Ethan had run its course (really? After only 16 episodes?). Interestingly, the news comes on the heels of the announcement that Matt Lanter (who plays Liam) will return next season as a regular character. Out with the old, in with the new, I guess.

Sinclair tells EW that she wants to make 90210 about Los Angeles the same way Gossip Girl is about New York. Viewers can also expect the show to let go of its gimmicky security blanket--also known as cameos from the original it's based on.

"The show tried to be a lot of things to a lot of people in its first season," Sinclair said. "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."

Oh boy... I don't want to be around when they tell Tori.