When the news that The CW was developing a spinoff of Beverly Hills, 90210 was still in its infancy, we asked you which daytime stars you'd like to see on the new show. Alas, neither Van Hansis nor Kirsten Storms has made the jump to good old West Bev as of yet, but both Drew Tyler Bell and the bra-zilliant Michael Graziadei have booked air time on the teen soap. So in keeping with tradition, now that news has been broken that a possible Melrose Place update could soon turn up on our screens, which daytime stars would you like to see living it up at Amanda Woodward's motel-style, SoCal apartment complex?
First a Brenda vs. Kelly rematch, now Amanda vs. Alison? Every nubile young actress and brooding twentysomething stud in Hollyweird will soon be heading out for fresh head shots as The CW and CBS Paramount Network TV are in early talks to rejuvenate another series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise, Melrose Place. Entertainment Weekly spoiler guru Michael Ausiello revealed an update of the wildly popular 90's sudser is being explored as we type. If this doesn't make my girl Heather Locklear start working her 12 Steps I don't know what will! As much as I loved the original series, I have to wonder, if The CW keeps updating all of our favorite shows from yesteryear, who's gonna be on the next season of Dancing With the Stars?
What could be better than a 90210 remake? How about a Melrose Place remake? Lisa Rinna revealed to Mark Malkin at E! Online that there is a possibility of Melrose returning.
"I've heard a rumor of them bringing back the show like they did 90210," Rinna said at TV Guide's post-Emmy party. "I heard that it's somewhere at the CW."
No surprise, but Ms. Rinna would jump at the chance to reprise her role as Taylor McBride. "I would do it in a heartbeat," she said.
Melrose Place ran from 1992 to 1999. "Let's bring it on," Rinna squealed. "Melrose, 10 years later!"
If Melrose were to return, who would you like see return of the original show's cast? Doug Savant and Marcia Cross are on Desperate Housewives. Kristin Davis could be filming a Sex and the City sequel. Jack Wagner is on The Bold and the Beautiful. Rob Estes is on 90210. Kelly Rutherford is on Gossip Girls. Josie Bissett is on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Courtney Thorne-Smith is stuck on According to Jim, which returns in 2009.
Of the Melrose cast, it would appear that Heather Locklear, Lisa Rinna, Grant Show and Thomas Calabro are the few major Melrose alum who aren't already cast members on hit or buzzworthy TV shows or movies.
Jack Abbot is desperate for another mega selling edition of Restless Style. He's torpedoed Sabrina and Victor Newman and it looks like he's interested in exposing Jill Abbot (we'll see how this storyline goes). Now who could he set his sights on?
What if he weaseled himself an exclusive with Candy Spelling, the widow of television king Aaron Spelling, who the New York Post just reported is writing a book about her life. Can't you just see Jack twisting all the juicy details of her relationship with her husband, her daughter Tori Spelling and son Randy Spelling (Sunset Beach)? If he can get Kathy Hilton why couldn't he get momma Spelling?
It would be pure soap writing gold. NOT!
I just added Ryan's Hope and Melrose Place alum Grant Show to a growing list of actors who I could give a lovely (fill in the blank) if I ever see a project of theirs again because they dissed the vehicle that a.) made them a star and b.) made me their fan.
In a New York Times article published yesterday about his kinky, couple-swapping primetime soap Swingtown on CBS, Show didn't resist the urge to take a pot shot at the 90's Fox mega-hit Melrose Place, where he starred as Beverly Hills, 90210 transplant Jake Hanson. Here's an excerpt from the Q&A:
New Yortk Times: You have been acting pretty much since you could work, right? READ MORE