Saturday, May 9, 2009

Josie Bissett Interested ...

Original castmember, Josie Bissett, who played Jane Mancini from Seasons 1-5 & 7 has expressed interest in the new Melrose!

What’s up with the Melrose Place remake rumors? Will you be a part of it?

I don’t know a lot about it. I know Laura Leighton and Thomas Calabro have signed on, which is great. I don’t know what the scripts are like, but I’m assuming it has to be good if Laura and Thomas went for it. I would definitely be interested. I am on another show , but I would be so excited to do a cameo.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Doug Savant Talks Melrose

Original cast member Doug Savant (Matt Fielding, S1-6) briefly discussed the upcoming reboot, starring his real-life wife Laura Leighton (Sydney Andrews):

Doug Savant may be busy with Desperate Housewives, but he tells us, “If they were interested in having me back, I would entertain the idea. They haven’t asked me; I’m very interested in the new Melrose Place. [My real-life wife] the gorgeous Laura Leighton is going to show up on the show, and I’m sure it’s going to be a huge success, so I’m really excited about that.”

Friday, May 1, 2009

Daphne Zuniga Says No To Melrose Return ... Kind Of ...

“I won’t be a part of this [the new Melrose Place], unless they want to bring me on as a guest. Just for the fun of it. That was a long time ago for me and I am doing so much other stuff, it would feel like going back to the past. I am not interested in going back to where there are all these younger people – who I was 10 years ago. Now I have would have to be their mother, like a mother hen. What, there is going to be a mini-Jo there? It would be like playing the old lady in apartment six. Not going to happen, no, sorry. But we will see how it goes.”


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

First Glimpse From The Set of Melrose!

Laura Leighton (Sydney Andrews) arriving on set (also pictured is Shaun Sipos)

Ashlee Simpson (Violet) arrives on set with cupcakes from Sprinkles

Jonah Miller (Michael Rady)

Dr. Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro)

Ella Flynn (Katie Cassidy)

Riley Richmond (Jessica Lucas)

David Patterson (Shaun Sipos) & Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro)

David Patterson (Shaun Sipos)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Minor Updates ...

Just a brief update! Nothing really new is going on in the world of CW's Melrose Place. Shooting of the pilot is going on now and we won't find out until the May upfronts (usually the second week of May, if I can remember correctly) if the show will make it on the fall schedule, although from all indications, it's a lock, although a few months ago, it was said Heather Locklear was a "lock" to reprise her role as Amanda, and she ended up turning them down. So ... stay tuned!

* According to Ask Ausiello, 90210's Ryan Eggold (Ryan Matthews) isn't confirmed for the spin-off

* Ashlee Simpson-Wentz posted on her Twitter page that filming takes place and wraps this week on the pilot

* The newest TVGuide magazine (with Nicollette Sheridan on the cover) has a nice half-page article on Laura Leighton's return as Sydney in the new Melrose Place

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Crazy Rumor? Spoiler? Wild Guess? Where's Syd Been?

According to Ask Ausiello at

Question: Any idea how the new Melrose Place will explain what the hell happened to Sydney? If she didn't go six feet under, where did she go? --Dave
I've got two words for you: Women's. Prison.

Time will tell, I guess? My guess is that Sydney faked her death to collect insurance money of some sort, leading to an arrest and hard times in jail. I would even go so far as to say con artist Sophie Burns on Beverly Hills, 90210 was an amnesiac Syd. That's probably stretching it, but it would be a great way to explain it away.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Another Blast From The Past! The Doctor Is In!

Another FANTASTIC bit of casting news! Thomas Calabro has FINALLY been approached to reprise his role of Michael. He's the only actor of the original series to have appeared in nearly every episode of Melrose Place's entire seven seasons (Heather Locklear debuted mid-way through Season 1). Calabro joins Laura Leighton as the only two former stars to agree to be on the new series. But, according to People, Calabro's Michael is father to David Patterson (Jake Hansen's son, played by Shaun Sipos), which comes off as very odd! More details as they emerge!,,20270500,00.html