Trevor Donovan leaving '90210': Why should we watch now?

90210-trevor-donovan-main-320.jpgSad, sad news for "90210" fans: Trevor Donovan, a.k.a. Teddy Montgomery, a.k.a. the most interesting thing about the show's third season... is leaving.

TVLine reports that Donovan will appear in five episodes next season in a guest-starring capacity, but he'll no longer be billed as a series regular. Donovan's exit follows those of Lori Loughlin and Ryan Eggold, the only "adults" remaining on series.

The West Bev kids are headed to college next year, and in the season finale, Teddy made mention of trying to return to the tennis career that was sidelined by an injury. Perhaps he'll be hitting the tennis circuit, taking him out of Beverly Hills?

Last time we spoke with Donovan, his future on the series was uncertain. "I don't have a clue on the planet," he said of Teddy's Season 4 direction. "I swear to you, I have no idea. They've left it very open-ended with my character. We'll see which direction he goes in. There are so many possibilities in my mind, which is kind of cool."

Teddy's story made headlines this year. After building a reputation as a rather undiscerning ladies' man in Season 2, Season 3 saw Teddy exploring his sexuality further and ultimately coming out to his friends as gay. When the season ended, he was beginning a stable relationship with Marco (Freddie Smith).

Frankly, we're super bummed about this latest development, though we're sure Donovan will go on to bigger and better things right away. Teddy's story was our No. 1 reason for tuning in to "90210" in Season 3. What do you think, Zap2it readers? Weigh in below in our comments section.
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