Report: 90210 booting Ethan

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.

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The show don't have the same heart has it had before.. liam is sexy and all that but we have to admit, the show was better with Ethan!!! :-( want Ethan back
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The Producers should have to keep all the first season cast members. The poor guy that played him didnt even get a chance to devolop his character. Im sure if they wanted to take the show in another direction the writers could have come up with something but instead of being creative they took the easy way out and just wrote him out. Im sure the Actor worked his ass off to finally get a show and to loose it because for no other reason(that we dont know of ) shows nothing but lazyness of the producers and writers. Sorry Dustin I enjoyed your work.
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i like the show but the whole point of me watching it is to see who from the original is gonna show up. I watched the original for years and i know im not the only one who wants to what happened to those characters after the show ended
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One of the major reasons why I watch is because of the cameos of the original BH90210 cast. What jack*ss thinks getting rid of that will "help" the show?
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Ethan is horrid. Good riddence.
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i will not watch it if ethan is not a regular...it will suck even more
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if they dump all the characters from the original I am finished with the show.. that's why I tuned in! BAD MOVE!
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I like Ethan, but he hasn't a huge storyline, but i dont think theyve even given him much to go on. He has potential and they just need to put that on the screen. But they need to get rid of Annie.
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I WOULD RATHER SEE ANNIE GO THAN ETHAN THE STORYLINE WAS SO BORING IF THE CREATORS WANT TO LET SOMEONE GO IT HAS TO BE ANNIE
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ethan is better character than annie. i say we boot her.
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Ethan has more potential then that new kid, but I definately think he's not too interesting these days. Agree with beachfrontglass though, the first episodes were dreadful, but now the show is simply the addictive teenshow it should be, don't see much reason for a whole reshape.
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finally i can't stand him !they are trying to make the show better.
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No Kelly and no Ethan? I think I'll be tuning out next season.
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I couldn't get past the first episode. It was too hokey and lame. Burn the show to the ground.
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From what ive just read i think 90210 is heading for a downward spiral come season 2! No Tori, no Jennie and no Shannen - that sucks! people tune into spin offs because they were fans of the original...if people from the original ae happy to give fans another chance to see them then why not? Letting Dustin go may be a wise move because his character HAS run its course and Liam has a much better dynamic to him but not [to be] interested in casting people for stunt value is a crock of ****
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Woo. Go Rebecca. I think she wrote for Buffy too.. she was good.
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I tried to hold onto watching the show knowing that Rebecca was going to get involved, but it was just too terrible. The show is beyond saving IMO.
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I don't understand why it got a second season.
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Good, now if only they get rid of the main girl character, then this show will have a shot.
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I still don't see how it ever got made.
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Terrible show, it should be cancelled.
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Sounds like the show could actually be watchable next season. RRK has a great resume, going right back to Buffy days.
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