More cast shakeups are in store for “90210” Season 5: In addition to the exit of series regular Gillian Zinser, who played Ivy on the soap for three years, the show is also getting rid of Justin Deeley, who recurred during Season 4 as Naomi’s on-and-off boyfriend Austin.
According to TVLine, Deeley will be written out in the Season 5 premiere, although a rep says the “door is still open for him to reappear in future episodes.” So there’s at least a little good news to go along with the bad — it doesn’t sound like Austin’s getting killed off or anything. Unless “90210” pulls a Denny/”Grey’s Anatomy” in a few seasons.
There’s another silver lining — Josh Zuckerman, who plays Max, will recur heavily during Season 5, which probably means that he and Naomi will heat up now that he’s called off his wedding. Trevor Donovan will also be back for at least two episodes as he and Silver discuss possibly having a child together.