Things move fast in Beverly Hills!
Actor Drew Seeley was set to guest star as newcomer Jeremy this season on “90210” as our West Bev friends head off to their various post-high-school lives.
Unfortunately for him, sources tell Zap2it exclusively that Seeley, best known as Zac Efron’s singing voice in the first “High School Musical” and most recently of TBS’s ’80s college comedy “Glory Daze,” called into work sick on Wednesday — and was promptly replaced.
Unable to rearrange the schedule to accomodate Seeley’s sick day, the powers that be at “90210” pulled an eleventh-hour switcheroo. Sources tell us the character will now be played by Matt Cohen, who is familiar to CW fanatics from his role as young John Winchester on “Supernatural.” Cohen had auditioned for the role earlier, but was the producers’ second choice.
Series star Shenae Grimes, however, knows Cohen from their days on “Degrassi” and “South of Nowhere” respectively, when both shows were airing on teen-friendly cable network The N (now known as Teen Nick). “Very happy with the new hunky addition and a fellow The-N alum to boot,” Grimes tweeted on Wednesday evening after their first day on set together.
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