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>Luke Perry Three years ago, Luke Perry's character Dylan McKay fled Beverly Hills, 90210 on a motorbike after his wife was gunned down by the mob. But this month (Nov. 18, 8 p.m. ET on FOX) he rides back into his old zip code for at least 12 episodes after executive producer Aaron Spelling, by his own admission, "begged and groveled" for him to return. Perry, 32, admits he hasn't watched a single episode of 90210 since he left. "I didn't want to know what was going on," he says. "It's better to have Dylan come back without knowing." So where's Dylan McKay been all this time? Says Perry: "He's probably traveled around. You can be sure he's done nothing mundane." Neither has Perry, who has been globetrotting while working in films such as last year's The Fifth Element, shot in the African nation of Mauritania. But with wife Minnie, 29, a homemaker, and their son Jack, born in June 1997, waiting at his L.A. home, the actor welcomes returning to a stable TV gig. "My personal life is more important to me now," he says. Perry's return helps offset the series' loss of Jason Priestley. But Perry will miss his old costar: "It will be difficult for me without Jason. It's like Fonzie without Richie."
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