Shannen Doherty Returns to 90210

Shannen Doherty Returns to 90210
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07/19/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT

Brenda is back in her old zip code!

"Shannen Doherty will be returning to 90210," Gabe Sachs, executive producer of the CW's new spin-off, said during the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills on Saturday.

"Shannen is looking forward to returning to 90210," Doherty's rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Doherty, who played the twin sister to Jason Priestley's character Brandon Walsh for four seasons of the original Beverly Hills, 90210, will return as Brenda Walsh when the new show premieres Sept. 2.



Now, Brenda will be a visiting drama teacher who directs a musical at West Beverly High School.

Jennie Garth was the first original 90210 cast member to reprise her role as Kelly Taylor, who will be a counselor who at West Beverly.

Earlier this month, Tori Spelling, who played Donna Martin in the original, was also announced as a returning cast member but said she would be unable to appear in the pilot of the spin-off after giving birth to her daughter in June.

"I'm looking forward to returning to 90210 in a later episode," Spelling told PEOPLE earlier this month.

According to Sachs, original cast members won't just have cameos. "They will be in multiple episodes," he said at the TCA event. -- Elaine Aradillasa and Mark DagostinoFrederick M. Brown/Getty

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