90210 Shocker: Dustin Milligan Not Returning!

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Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair, the new woman in charge of 90210, told Michael Ausiello a few days ago that the show's second season would be "significantly" different than the first.

This just in: she wasn't kidding!

Sources have confirmed that Dustin Milligan, who plays lead character Ethan, won't return as a regular cast member in the fall.

The decision is reportedly 100% storyline driven, an insider told Ausiello.

"Everyone loves Dustin. There was just a feeling that the character had run its course."

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The news comes days after TV Fanatic was one of the first outlets to report that Matt Lanter will be promoted to a series regular next season.

Sinclair also said she'll rely less on 90210 veterans such as Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty, and Tori Spelling to increase ratings.

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

"The advantage of having one person - me - [in charge] is that scripts, what happens on the set, casting... it all speaks in one voice."

What do you think of what that voice is saying so far, fans?

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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No need to be rude but their right his character was really good and many people like me were reallly sad to see him go i know ur the director and all but please let ethan come back plzzzz and keep liam he's a good addition to the show

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wat the fuck!!! are u on crack, why the fuck would you kick ethan off the show!!! are you crazy, my thoughts were he was going to come back to annie in the second season and save annie from JASPER!!!! mother fuckers, ur the worst director in the world i can direct better than you, grow some balls and bring Ethan back!!! dick snap, im going to tell all my friends not to watch 90210 and i have a lot of friends, so ur ratings are going to go down hill bitch. good choice of Liam he is so mother fucking HOTTTTTTTTTTTTT

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omg 90210 sux ethan was the best im not going to watch it and im going tell all my friends not to either please you have to bring back ethan he is so hot and he was the reason i watched the show... u suck bring back ethan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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omg 90210 sux eathen was the best im not going to watch it and im going tell all my friends not to either please you have to bring back eathen he is so hot and he was the reason i watched the show... u suck bring back eathen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wow, you really dont know what your doing with this show!
Ethan needs to be back, as well as the others that arent on.
Adriannas ex boyfriend has to go hate him ! Just like niaomis sister
She has to go too. BRING BACK ETHAN! Im about to stop watching the
Show really does suck now. YOU SUCK, HOW ARE YOU A DIRECTOR OR WHATEVER YOU ARE? YOU REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING. 90210 IS GOING DOWN HILL !

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man this new person is bringing 90210 down hill if she doesn't bring the people that i like then i'm going to quit watching because the people she is taking out is the reason why i watch the show well looks like i will be watching all the shows but 90210 now thanks to the new person hope you lose all of 90210's fans then the people the higher her will regret it

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i'm a bit upset he's leaving. i wish he would stay longer.
awwwe...he was the reason i was watching it but then i noticed liam i might still watch it because of liam.
i just wish ethan will stay.....i liked his character.
i just hope to see more of him then!!

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That blows!! I like Ethan better than Liam. Seems like the originallity is disipating and this Sinclair broad would rather bank on the typical cleches. The new Melrose is looking better and better!

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are serious ? what do the writters have in mind ? insanity? it'll became so awkward without ethan. moreover, the relationship he and silver developed will be over out of nothing. BIG mistake their are doing. silver/ethan would give the show so much audience. they say the character had "run its course", it´s just a false excuse for lack of imagination.

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are serious ? what do the writters have in mind ? insanity? it'll became so awkward without ethan. moreover, the relationship he and silver developed will be over out of nothing. be mistake their are doing. silver/ethan would give the show so much audience. they say the character had "run its course", it´s just a false excuse for lack of imagination.

90210 Quotes

Doctor [to Erin]: Are you currently in a relationship?
Naomi: Actually she's in two.

This coming from the bitch who does nothing but meddle in everyone's life. We all know it's why you lost Max.

Annie [to Naomi]
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