When — or if — Dixon wakes up in the Season 5 premiere of 90210, his mom will be by his hospital bed.
Lori Loughlin, who played maternal Debbie Wilson on The CW’s soapy reboot, will return for the upcoming season’s Oct. 8 (8/7c) opener, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Loughlin left the show in 2011 when its focus narrowed to include only the teen storylines. Her on-screen ex-husband, played by Rob Estes, departed after the show split them up in 2010; Loughlin’s Debbie had been flirting with teacher Ryan Matthews before the actress signed off at the end of the third season.
According to sources, Loughlin is returning solo: Estes will not appear in the premiere.
As fans of the famous zip code know, Dixon was in a car accident at the end of last season, just as he was begging Navid to stop Adrianna from relocating to Las Vegas.
So Loughlin will be back to do one of two things: help her son recuperate… or plan his funeral!Follow @kimroots