The CW has confirmed multiple online reports that Rob Estes, who plays Harry Wilson on 90210, is quitting the two-year-old series. “This is Rob’s last season on 90210,” according to a statement from The CW. “He’s a talented actor and we couldn’t have asked for a better Harry Wilson. But if fans tune in, they’ll understand why Rob’s character is leaving.”
The actor is reportedly leaving over compensation issues. He released this statement today: “This is my final season on 90210 and I wish the show, cast and crew nothing but the best. I am looking forward to spending time with my kids and exploring other opportunities.”
Though its become a critical hit under executive producer Rebecca Sinclair, 90210 is struggling in the ratings. The show is only averaging 2.08 million viewers, down 18% from last year. It’s currently the CW’s seventh most popular show, behind America’s Next Top Model, Vampire Diaries, and Smallville, among others.