Lori Loughlin has signed on for the CW’s Beverly Hills, 90210 remake — but pop star Hilary Duff won’t be relocating to the zip code.
CBS Par Network TV and the CW had sent Duff a copy of the pilot script, with an eye on having her play the lead female role. News of the offer surfaced last week on various websites, including E! Online.
But Monday morning, Duff’s camp informed producers that the actress wasn’t interested in taking the role. Decision wasn’t based on the quality of the script but had more to do with what kinds of parts Duff is looking to tackle, one person familiar with the conversations said.
Loughlin, meanwhile, is very much on board the new 90210. She’ll play Celia Mills, mom of Annie (the character Duff had been mulling).
Loughlin is best known for her lengthy gig on ABC’s Full House. More recently, she toplined the short-lived WB sudser Summerland and has a vocal role in Grand Theft Auto IV.
Loughlin joins Jennie Garth and Dustin Milligan while rumors persist of others from the original series coming back.