Ian Ziering by Todd Williamson/WireImage.com 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, Ian Ziering is hesitant to return to his famous zip code.

"It's not really where my career goals are focused right now," Ziering told People. "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 90210 brought to a decade," he said. "I wish them all the best of luck."

Ziering isn't the only former- 90210 resident who's reluctant to appear on the CW spin-off. Luke Perry has also ruled out 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.

The CW's 90210 premieres Sept. 2. - Joyce Eng