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90210: Priestley Returns...to Direct

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A CW representative confirms this morning's report that Jason Priestley will be swinging by the 90210 set to direct the 18th episode of the season.

As you know, Priestley and the other male castmembers from the original series (Luke Perry, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green et al.) have been camera-shy about the spinoff so far, but apparently Jason's OK with the idea, so long as he is behind the camera.

All that said, it might be a long time before we actually see the product of Priestley's directorial efforts...

Sources say the show is currently in production on episode 11, and Priestley's episode 18 would not premiere until the spring. (A rep for Priestley says that as of today he's out of the country, shooting another project.)

Priestley's directed a lot of TV in recent years, heading up episodes of Secret Life of an American Teenager, 7th Heaven and the late, great Grosse Pointe.

A CW rep also confirmed to E! News that Shannen Doherty is in talks to appear in two more eps of 90210 as Brenda Walsh. Sources whisper that Doherty's next visits may be in episodes 11 and 12.

Are you guys still liking 90210? Is having Priestley behind the scenes better than not having him at all, or are you holding out for the triumphant onscreen return of Brandon Walsh? Post in the comments!

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