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'Melrose Place' Synopsis and Other Essential Information

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Synopsis:

A group of gorgeous men and women in their 20s move into an apartment complex (run by the devious Sydney Andrews) and begin a new phase in their young lives. They'll all have secrets and how those secrets are exposed will set the stage for loads of backstabbing sure to keep us entertained for a long time to come.

Series Premiere:

September 8, 2009

Series Status:

Despite bringing in Heather Locklear and overhauling the storylines, this reboot was not meant to be and was canceled after the first season.

'Melrose Place' Cast:

  • Laura Leighton as Sydney Andrews
  • Thomas Calabro as Dr. Michael Mancini
  • Ashlee Simpson-Wentz as Violet Foster
  • Katie Cassidy as Ella Simms
  • Michael Rady as Jonah Miller
  • Shaun Sipos as David Breck
  • Colin Egglesfield as Auggie Kirkpatrick
  • Jessica Lucas as Riley Richmond
  • Stephanie Jacobsen as Lauren Yung

Trivia:

  • The address of the apartment complex is 4616 Melrose Place.
  • David Breck's character was originally supposed to be Jake Hansen's son, who did apear a handful of times on the original series. Producers changed their mind and made Davis the son of Michael Mancini once Thomas Calabro signed on to the show.

Tagline:

"Lying, cheating, stealing, seduction, backstabbing, betrayal, murder... it's just another day at Melrose Place."

The Original Series Cast:

The original Melrose Place was a spin-off of Beverly Hills 90210 and ran from 1992-1999. The series starred:
  • Heather Locklear as Amanda Woodward
  • Thomas Calabro as Michael Mancini
  • Josie Bissett as Jane Mancini
  • Doug Savant as Matt Fielding
  • Laura Leighton as Sydney Andrews
  • Marcia Cross as Kimberly Shaw
  • Jack Wagner as Peter Burns
  • Andrew Shue as Billy Campbell
  • Courtney Thorne-Smith as Allison Parker
  • Grant Show as Jake Hansen
  • Daphne Zuniga as Jo Reynolds
Other cast members who came aboard late into the series were: Kelly Rutherford, Rob Estes, Alyssa Milano, Kristin Davis and many more.

Which Original Characters Have Returned?:

  • Laura Leighton reprised her role as Sydney Andrews on a recurring basis.
  • Thomas Calabro returned as the always entertaining Dr. Michael Mancini on a recurring basis.
  • Josie Bissett returned for 2 episodes early in season 1.
  • Daphne Zuniga returned as Jo Reynolds for one episode during season 1.
  • Heather Locklear returned as Amanda Woodward halfway through season 1 and will remain on the series indefinitely.

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