Great news for fans of the original version of Melrose Place and those new fans of the redux version … after initially turning down an offer to reprise her role as superbitch extraordinaire Amanda Woodward, Heather Locklear has finally agreed to appear on MP in the character that redefined the word “bitch” in the 1990s. Here is the full text of the just released press release announcement:
Heather Locklear will reprise her role as scheming vixen Amanda Woodward of “Melrose Place,” which airs Tuesdays (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on The CW. Locklear will make her debut appearance on the show Tuesday, November 17. “We’re ecstatic to have the chance to bring Amanda Woodward back to ‘Melrose Place,’” said executive producers Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer. “Heather’s involvement in the show is something we’ve been working on for some time as we couldn’t imagine creating and producing this show without the iconic character’s inclusion.” Locklear joined the popular 1990s series of “Melrose Place” at the end of season one and stayed on throughout the series’ successful seven-year run. She joins original castmates Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, Josie Bisset and Daphne Zuniga in the updated version for The CW.
As you may recall, Locklear turned down an offer to reprise her role because she felt it “didn’t make sense” for her to return to the show … something must’ve changed between then and now because it clearly makes sense for her to come back. My guess is that the price was right and Locklear finally decided she wasn’t getting any younger ;) I love the mixture of old characters and new on Melrose Place … this is great news! I already love the show … having Amanda Woodward back in the mix will make it all the better. I hope she will still wear those micro-miniskirts that she made famous in the 90′s … perhaps she can revive that fashion trend again.