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“Melrose Place” Revival: Everything We Know So Far

LOS ANGELES - JUN 2: CBS Emblem at the 4th Annual CBS Television Studios Summer Soiree at the Palihouse on June 2, 2016 in West Hollywood, CA (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

Key Takeaways:
– A revival of the 90's TV show “Melrose Place” is in development by CBS Studios, with three of its original stars, Heather Locklear, Daphne Zuniga and Laura Leighton, slated to appear.
– The series will be written by Lauren Gussis, the creator and executive producer of the Netflix/CBS Studios series “Insatiable.”
– The revival's storyline will incorporate the death of a beloved character to ignite dramatic narratives reminiscent of the original series but with a modern perspective.

A Modern on an Iconic 90's Drama

Get ready for an exciting return to the world of drama and romance as CBS Studios are developing a revival of the hit 1990's TV show “Melrose Place”. The has already secured the return of original cast members Heather Locklear, Daphne Zuniga and Laura Leighton. This news of their return will surely ignite the nostalgia for fans of the original series.

A Tantalizing For the Revival

As reported by Deadline, the narrative of the revival will involve the sudden death of a beloved character. This event will serve as the catalyst for a reunion that promises to revisit past traumas, reignite old romances and resentments, and unearth concealed secrets. Expect a series abundant with turbulent drama injected with a fresh, modern perspective. The skilled pen of Lauren Gussis, the creator of the Netflix/CBS Studios series “Insatiable”, will be behind these narratives.

A Reprise of Memorable Characters

Enthusiasts of the original “Melrose Place” have a lot to be excited about. The returning will be reprising their beloved characters. Heather Locklear as the ambitious Amanda Woodward, Laura Leighton as the troubled Andrews, and Daphne Zuniga as the aspiring photographer Jo Reynolds. Adding another hat to their , Leighton and Zuniga will also serve as executive producers for the revival, joined by Tiffany Grant and Jason Weinberg.

Evolution of the Cast and The Search For a Home

The original “Melrose Place”, much like its sibling show “Beverly Hills, 90210”, was known for its evolving roster of actors throughout its run. Names like Thomas Calabro, Josie Bissett, Doug Savant, Grant Show, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Rob Estes, Brooke Langton, Lisa Rinna, Kristin Davis and Alyssa Milano graced the screens over the years.

As CBS Studios own the Spelling library, the revived series will be a CBS Studios property. The show is in its development stage and is currently being shopped around to various networks and services, in search of the ideal broadcast home.

In Celebration of a Television Phenomenon

The original “Melrose Place” was borne out of 1990's hit TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210”, both the brainchild of producer Aaron Spelling and TV creator Darren . Its narrative allowed viewers in millions of homes to follow the lives of the residents at a West Beverly high school. As Spelling explored more adult-themed narratives, “Melrose Place” came into existence, crossing over stars from “Beverly Hills, 90210” like Dylan and Kelly who became friends with Melrose resident Jake. The show's popularity soared with the addition of Heather Locklear to the cast.

The news of a “Melrose Place” revival first appeared on the entertainment website JoBlo. The site's speculative question to the —”Do you think Melrose Place will secure a revival or not? And if so, will you enjoy it?”—elicits high hopes for fans of the original series. We can only wait, hope, and speculate till the official confirmation. Until then, “Melrose Place” remains an iconic part of television worth looking back at.



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