Tori Spelling Still Working on 90210

07/02/2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

Tori Spelling Still Working on 90210
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Tori Spelling was scheduled to appear in the pilot of The CW’s 90210 spinoff, but it looks like reprising her role as Donna Martin will have to wait.

“I’m looking forward to returning to 90210 in a later episode,” Spelling, 35, tells PEOPLE exclusively, “but I just had my baby three weeks ago via C-section. So right now I have to focus on recuperating, and my first priority is my family.”

As soon as the spinoff was announced months ago, reports started speculating whether any of the alums from the original series, which aired from 1990 to 2000, would appear.

Jennie Garth, 36, who played Kelly Taylor, was the first to sign on. She will reprise her original character and return as a guidance counselor at her alma mater, West Beverly High.

Since then, sources have confirmed that Shannen Doherty, 37, is in talks to make an appearance as well.

The new series, which follows the Wilson family's move from Kansas to Beverly Hills, started shooting this week. --Elaine Aradillas, with reporting by Ulrica Wihlborg

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