Shannen Doherty

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Well, the bitch was back. Just not for long.

While Shannen Doherty made a triumphant return to the nation's most famous ZIP code last week, Brenda Walsh's alter ego has announced that her comeback will be more short-lived than some fans may want, revealing that she is unlikely to appear in the new 90210 beyond the first four episodes.

And not because she wasn't wanted.

"They asked me to do a lot more," Doherty told Entertainment Weekly, adding that scheduling conflicts with another gestating project prevented her from continuing on as the relocated Minnesota twin.

"I'm in the middle of pitching a show, [so] I couldn't commit to more than [I did]."

Doherty's run on the original 90210 ended after the fourth season, when Brenda Walsh was dispatched to London never to return amid reports of on-set friction, including the now-infamous catfight with fellow Beverly Hills denizen Jennie Garth.

In recent interviews, Doherty and Garth say they have patched things up and had no trouble working together on the new incarnation of 90210.

News of Doherty's departure comes days after Garth reportedly agreed to star in five more episodes of 90210, bringing Kelly Taylor's total to 11—should the first season show survive that long, which, ratings-wise, it looks like it will.

Last week's two-hour series premiere averaged nearly 5 million viewers, becoming the CW's highest-rated scripted show ever. The show's second outing this week fell slightly to an average of just 3.3 million viewers, but maintained its stronghold on the coveted 18- to 34-year-old fairer-sex demographic.

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