Estes, who plays Annie and Dixon’s dad and high school principal Harry Wilson, is reportedly not returning for Season 3, after rumors that he’s disappointed with the contract negotiations.
“Rob’s not happy about it all,” an insider tells Radar. “Basically they couldn’t agree on money and that’s all it comes down to.”
Salary–as well as screen time–appear to be the issue.
“The bottom line is that Rob won’t be on the show next season,” says the source. “The producers, the studio and Rob came to the conclusion together that his role had ran its course. There just wasn’t enough for Rob to do because the show is more about the kids.”
As previously announced, original cast member Jennie Garth also will not be back next season.