Entertainment Weekly reports that former Backstreet Boy member Nick Carter will be the latest musical guest-star playing himself on The CW’s 90210, following in the footsteps of Kellie Pickler, Cobra Starship, and other performers of varying fame. After the show returns from hiatus, Nick will appear on the May 8th episode, when Naomi organizes a bachelorette party and it turns out that the bride had a major crush on Nick back when he was a boybander. (But honestly, who didn’t? He was always the cutest of the bunch.)
In the past decade, Nick has had a few cameos on shows like American Dreams and 8 Simple Rules, but we hope he can have fun playing himself on 90210. It’s hard to believe that less than three months ago his sister Leslie Carter died, possibly due to an addiction to prescription drugs, and the Carters were derided and in some cases blamed for her death. At the time, Nick declined to cancel his tour, saying, “Performing is cathartic to me.” He hasn’t had too much chance to poke fun at his own image, so maybe this guest spot will lift his spirits.
Plus, he’s just not looking that good lately. The above photo is from ONTD and makes us long for the days of Nick being the cute one from BSB and not having to worry about anything but learning the dance moves for his new video.