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Why Is 90210 Getting Rid Of Its Only Gay Character?

We creamed our pants when we found out that Trevor Donovan would be slutting his way through an entire season of 90210 as the series’ newly out gay character, Teddy. But now the love parade has come to a sudden end. Is Teddy’s homosexuality to blame? Because if so, we’ll get all Adrianna on the CW’s asses.

According to TV Line:

…a 90210 insider says Donovan will appear as a guest star in roughly five episodes this fall…. News of Donovan’s looming departure comes as 90210 undergoes a period of transition — both on screen and off. Season 4 will find much of the West Bev crew moving on to college — a rite of passage that triggered the exits of the show’s two remaining adult characters, Lori Loughlin and Ryan Eggold.

Ugh. Teddy was the only reason we watched. Err… we mean, the only reason our friends watched… because, like, we totally don’t watch shows like 90210. Especially now that they’ve decided to keep the dull characters like Annie and Liam while not even resolving Donna and David’s marital issues. And don’t even get us started about that horrible trainwreck Adrianna. Ugh.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Jun 7, 2011
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  • 12 Comments
    • ChrisC
      ChrisC

      If it’s true, I won’t be watching anymore. He was the only reason I watched to begin with. Also, I still find it odd that they made all the characters highschoolers, given the older actors they hired to play them. But when they look like Trevor Donovan, I’m not going to complain, lol.

      Jun 7, 2011 at 9:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mikeandrewsdantescove
      mikeandrewsdantescove

      This makes me furious. One Life to Live featured a gay couple (Kyle and Oliver) for one one year. All of a sudden they were axed. They used the excuse, “Our ratings went
      down during the gay storyline.”

      Teddy was a dreamboat and it’s unfortunate. I’m assuming the gay fans will stop watching the show
      show.

      Mike
      http://sfholidays.blogspot.com/

      Jun 7, 2011 at 10:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Devington
      Devington

      Teddy has to go now. His planet needs him.

      Jun 7, 2011 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @mikeandrewsdantescove: Poor ratings are, in fact, a very good reason to make changes to a television show.

      Jun 7, 2011 at 11:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      God forbid a gay character, or storyline overshadow the hets. Can’t have that now, can we?

      Jun 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • usofkkka
      usofkkka

      right wingers are the biggest hypocrites

      they don’t care about hetero promiscuity but if a gay couple is in a healthy relationship–holy crap its the end of the world

      DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT PEOPLE!!!!

      Jun 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      yeah, i pretty much only watched it for the Teddy storyline. I’m out.

      Jun 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheRealAdam
      TheRealAdam

      @usofkkka: What would you suggest people do? This comes down to ratings. Losing a few thousand gay viewers is nothing compared to the millions of hets who were turned off from the plot of gay characters.

      The responsibility of featuring gay shows and gay characters is ultimately the responsibility of gay networks. Instead of getting angry with shows like 90210, it makes more sense to work on exclusively gay programming.

      Jun 8, 2011 at 3:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh
      Josh

      bye bye 90210… I only watched this boring show coz of Teddy…

      Jun 8, 2011 at 3:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Beth
      Beth

      I think it’s bull crap. Trevor Donovan was a gay role model. He was a just a normal athletic guy, no stereo type involved and it worked. It wasn’t offensive to the straights and the gays fell in love with him. I’m so done with this horrible program. Off season pass —– now

      Jun 8, 2011 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mangina
      Mangina

      92010 is still on?

      Jun 8, 2011 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • usofkkka
      usofkkka [Different person #1 using similar name]

      @TheRealAdam:

      that may be a good idea but then we are segregating ourselves

      Jun 8, 2011 at 8:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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