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Now '90210' will have out gay athlete

Three days, three TV shows we feature that have or will have new openly gay athletes on the show. 90210's Teddy, the womanizing tennis pro (played by Trevor Donovan), will come out of the closet this season and embark on a relationship with another man this season. Executive producer Rebecca Sinclair explained how the story will unfold:

As a top-tier athlete and the son of a famous—and famously womanizing—actor, Teddy has always felt the need to keep up appearances. He’s had trouble reconciling the image that the world has of him with his own true sense of self. And he’s worked hard to repress whatever homosexual feelings he’s had. But early on in this season, something shakes up the structure of his life. With stability and routine out the window, he has trouble repressing who he really is. He acts impulsively and ends up hooking up with a guy. So it’s less of an epiphany than an impulsive act that sets things in motion.

Pics of the new "out athlete" after the jump.