Exclusive: 90210 Showrunner Steps Down

The person largely responsible for putting the zip back into 90210 is heading for the hills.

Sources confirm to TVLine exclusively that Rebecca Sinclair — who took over as showrunner of the CW reboot at the end of the show’s rocky first season — has decided not to renew her contract. The moves comes a week after the soap wrapped production on its third season.

“Rebecca’s contract was up so it was no surprise to us at all,” maintains a rep for CBS Television Studios, which produces the show. “We have a very strong staff and we have been exploring various people and are confident we’ll find the right replacement.”

Prior to 90210, Sinclair spent three seasons as a co-executive producer on Gilmore Girls.

I’m told the backstage shakeup is not expected to have an impact the show’s renewal chances. Per TVLine’s Bubble Show Scorecard, a fourth season remains a “a sure thing.”

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