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Dustin Milligan: Dropped From 90210

Dustin Milligan: Dropped From 90210

Canadian actor Dustin Milligan won’t be returning as a regular on the next season of 90210.

“Everyone loves Dustin,” an insider tells EW. “There was just a feeling that the character had run its course.”

90210 boss Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair recently admitted the first season had faults. She shared, “If Gossip Girl is about youth in New York, I want to [make 90210 more] about youth in L.A. and Beverly Hills… The show tried to be a lot of things to a lot of people in its first season. 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 (90210 alums Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty and Tori Spelling).”

Of note: Matt Lanter, aka bad boy Liam, was recently promoted to a series regular.

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  • tatum

    I hated Ethan and Annie but liked Ethan!

  • Cat

    blödes cw machen die serie kaputt ,ohne ethan ?schrecklich
    fo annie and me

  • ETHAN+Annie

    stupid cw serie make the break, without ethane? terrible
    fo annie and me

  • ETHAN+Annie

    I LOVE ETHAN & ANNIE :(((((((((((((

  • ETHAN+Annie


  • ETHAN+Annie

    I HATE THE CW SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • chelsea

    good. his characters was so boring.

  • Sarah

    Silver & Dixon are the best couple on this show. As for Annie she’s better away from Ethan and Naomi doesn’t come off as a dumba.. away from him so it makes sense the character in season 1 ran it’s course. You already had him as a love interest for 2 of the main w/ 2 more remaining, it was getting annoying and they couldn’t sell him as a playboy and make it believeable. Gutsy decision and it’ll turn out to be a great move.

  • crystal

    Is this actually confirmed, or just made up???

    I think dustin milligan is great actor on 90210, really wont be happy if he goes..If they get rid of kelly,brenda and donna, i will not watch it anymore…

  • vanessa

    the ratings will go down.. no doubt

  • zanessa fan

    NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I must really weep I love Dustin Milligan as ethane with annie together when they are no longer together, I look no longer


    DUSTIN IS THE BEST MANN ACTOR IN THE SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AND THE CUTEST

  • gerard Vandenberg

    be honest: WHAT DID YOU EXPECT IN THE FIRST PLACE, folks!!

  • dustins_sweety_

    awwwwwwwww i love him
    i hope its a fucking joke i love this boy hes sooooooooooo cuteeeeeeeeee


    awwwwwwwww i love him
    i hope its a fucking joke i love this boy hes sooooooooooo cuteeeeeeeeee

  • emma

    Far out NOOOO! Please don’t say this is true. What now, is he gonna run away with Rhonda? Ethan is the only character I watch this show for, apart from Dixon. He was only just starting to develop and show his real self. How can this be over for him? Not to mention he is the best looking guy on the show apart from Adam Gregory – but he aint there either!
    What the hell……like Liam is so much better??


    @emma ur right Dustin & Adam looking only good in this show :D

  • jane

    zzzzzzz…….this show is dead, CAN’T STAND Shenae Grimes she’s annoooooooying!!!! she should be dropped, exagerates everything, she’s not a good actress…she should try acting lessons…drives me crazy!!! the rest of the cast is ok

  • Charlene

    this is so stupid, its a dud this show, shouldnt have brought it back, now the hotties gone!

  • Sarah

    The overreaction to this news is srsly at an all time high, gee who could replace Dustin, umm..Kellan,Adam that Ozzie guy, IMO they already got it w/ Liam. OK I got my kicks in tonight, to the fans that choose to leave we’ll leave the door wedged open so you can sneak in s.2 Good Night. :D

  • emma


  • marco

    Ethan was supposed to be a jock, but he comes off as a geek instead.

  • K

    nonononononononono, I LOVE DUSTIN!
    Out of all the characters he shouldn’t be the one getting kicked out, I mean Annie’s not even as entertaining as he is!

  • nancy

    Stunt casting? Is the new the new honcho crazy or just an idiot? How can you call it “90210″ and not have the originals back? Brenda and the rest are 90210 not the newbies. The best part is seeing Brenda since fans were left hanging when she left. If the new boss doesn’t get it that the past is better than the present then she ought to change the name and get a new show because without Shannen and Jennie this 90210 really stinks.


    they need to drop Annie, she is so annoying!
    I like Ethan, much more then Annie, I don’t see how this can be good for the show.

    and as far as old characters are concerned. The new spinoff is just not good enough without them. I too love Kelly and silvers relationship, I’m excited about Donna coming and would love to see more of them.
    I could do with or without Brenda, I never liked her anyways.

    There does seem to be something missing from the show I think.
    Not liking one of the main characters probably doesn’t help gain much love for the show though

  • katie

    i dont think i’ll tune it…or at least not as much…i love dustin he was the reason i got into the show…but rumor has it there a death in the finalie…i figured it would be bad boy Liam but now….hmmmm…but still :( hope it not true

  • lisa

    Good. His character (and him) is so boring. His got this stupid expression most of the time in the series.

  • megan

    wtf i really like dustins character! i cant stand matt lanter’s character liam, they are trying to make him the next badboy like dylan and its not working cuz that liam dude has nothing on dylan

  • danie

    What? How can a character run it’s course? They could have done a million things with Ethan. First, break him & Annie up…cause they have no chemistry. Than let him develop as a character. Maybe let us know more about his family (the handicapped brother that was just dropped w/o another word, maybe?). He didn’t have his own interest… he was just the boy whore.

    They should get rid of Annie…cause she’s the most annoying character on the show. Oh, and hire new writers…cause yours sucks!! I hope the show tanks now…

  • dave

    wtf? hes one of the main characters!!!
    ooh wow
    …sooo he must be the charcter that transfers schools mid semester?!!!!!

  • brie2009


    Oh well I wish Dustin luck.

  • Tina

    That is a real bummer. Ethan is the most relatable of the boy characters. His character and annie’s are so cute together, and people would always be cheering for them. He is such a good actor, it is going to be very hard for me to keep watching. Dropping main characters is a very risky move…I bet many people are going to be really pissed. He has more face time than any other guy…what is this stupid lady thinking!

  • MMA

    This kinda sucks. I’m pissed that they’re bringing back Tori Spelling, like honestly does she really need to be on it?

  • johan

    if 2 characters are wrong on the show are the main ones, the wilson sibligs, they are really annoying and actors don’t really act.

  • missjessyrockz

    i liked his character! i can’t believe their doing this!! blahh.

  • I love Liam

    wtf? they should drop that film maker guy w/ the black hair not ethan! excited that liam is going to be a season reuglar!


    ong ethans tooo hot too leave and plus the person dat sed oth is destroyed well it obvz isnt it upto the 7 seson let see how long gossip girl nd the rest last

    but still luv 90210….xkool show

  • gh

    His character is as interesting as watching paint dry. However, he is a talented actor who had very limited material to work with. I think the powers that be should have given him a chance with better material. If anything the writers should have been let go for not providing him with more character development and range. I am rooting for him b/c he is a Canadian actor and hope to see his career move on to bigger and better things.
    That being said I think there have been major mistakes in this season. Aside from making Ethan boring, it sucked that Adam Gregory and Kellen Lutz were not major characters. They used them in the promos, which peaked my interest and then gave us nothing. Secondly there wasn’t nearly enough of the old cast members which would have tied the show to the old more clearly. Thirdly, IMO Annie was worse Ethan. I can’t stand her whiny superior attitude and Grimes’ terrible acting (my support for Canadian actors only goes so far). Lastly they totally screwed up David and Donna’s relationship. I hope they resolve it and bring them back together next season.
    Let’s hope Naomi and Liam spice things up next year.

    Dustin, you are a real talent and a super cutie. You have and will continue to do Canada proud and I wish you the best. You did the best you could with what you were given and definitely didn’t deserve this. GOOD LUCK!

  • torro

    THEY SHOULDNT PAIR ANNIE WITH LIAM! I dont like how the actress who plays ANNIE acts! It’s distracting!!!!!!!!!!

  • sel

    what a boring show…LA highschool kids again…the actors especially the lead girl shenae grimes looks like she was from a hannah montana/wizards of waverly place….boring boring boring…gossip girl and is way better

  • leina

    No, no, no! I want Dustin Milligan in 90210!!! He is my favorite actor in this show!

  • DB

    I guest Dustin Milligan is going to be the Shannen Doherty of this generation. And no, I´m not saying Dustin is a bad-ass as Shannen, because he really looks like a cool guy.
    There must be a hidden reason for his departure, because “run its course” is way to stupid excuse. Tell that to the characters of “Sidney Andrews” and “Michael Mancini” on Melrose place. If “Ethan Ward” is “run”, then “Sidney” and “Michael” are “over re-run”.

    On my single point of view, they shouldn´t make a sequel of Beverly Hills. IF you compare season 1 of BH with season 1 of 90210, BH is far away better. The only way to justify a remake, is doing it better than the original.

    90210 has many plot holes to fill: 16 year old girls living with their siblings, almost zero supervision and parents thousand miles away in Europe? Come on!!! Even in LA that kind of things aren´t that common. BH was more realistic in that sense.
    And what about Kelly and his son with Dylan? And Donna ? Just to name a few plot holes.

    I hope season 2 would be better!

  • LOL

    noooooo! why do you have to kick dustin out form the series?? he’s one of the reasons why i watch 90210.