Ian Ziering: Returning to 90210 is a "Step Backwards"
Ian Ziering by Todd Williamson/WireImage.com
Don't expect Steve Sanders to drop by West Beverly High or the Peach Pit any time soon.
While Jennie Garth, Shannen Doherty -
and for a while Tori Spelling
- were more than happy to reprise their
Beverly Hills 90210
roles on the upcoming spin-off,
is hesitant to return to his famous zip code.
"It's not really where my career goals are focused right now," Ziering told
. "I'm really looking down the line pretty far and this might be a step backwards."
He continued, "You know, Steve Sanders lives on in our hearts and in our minds."
But don't think the 44-year-old is wishing any ill will towards the show and his former co-stars' way. In fact, it's quite the opposite.
"I think that it's fantastic they're trying to recapture some of the excitement that
brought to a decade," he said. "I wish them all the best of luck."
Ziering isn't the only former-
resident who's reluctant to appear on the CW spin-off. Luke Perry has also
making an appearance, and up until Monday, Spelling was slated to bring back Donna Martin until an alleged salary dispute put a damper on those plans.
premieres Sept. 2. -