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.

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  • 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.

  • 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


  • Devington

    Teddy has to go now. His planet needs him.

  • hyhybt

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

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

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

  • 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


  • scott ny'er

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

  • 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.

  • Josh

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

  • 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

  • Mangina

    92010 is still on?

  • usofkkka


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

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