Bad news for those of you hoping for a new version of The Heights. The CW may be not be too quick to take the hint with 90210, but Melrose Place is not quite so lucky. With its viewership hovering around the 1 million mark, Melrose Place has met its demise after just one season.
Memo to The CW: no more show revivals from the 90s please. Unless you wanna do Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Charmed. I’d watch that.
Melrose Place Season 1 Episode 12 San Vicente airs Tuesday December 8 at 9/8c on The CW.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8
“MELROSE PLACE” (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET)
“San Vicente” (TV-14, L) (HDTV)
AMANDA REMEMBERS HER LAST VISIT WITH SYDNEY Jonah (Michael Rady) and Riley (Jessica Lucas) decide to head to Las Vegas to elope but the day doesn’t quite go as planned. Ella (Katie Cassidy) arranges a pitch meeting for Jonah with an important producer who is interested in buying his film. Meanwhile, Lauren (Stephanie Jacobsen) calls David (Shaun Sipos) after she gets in trouble with one of her male clients and Auggie (Colin Egglesfield) confesses his true feelings for Riley. Also, Michael (Thomas Calabro) gives David information about Sydney’ killer and Amanda bonds with Violet (Ashlee Simpson-Wentz) over Sydney, but of course Amanda has an ulterior motive in getting to know Violet. Bethany Rooney directed the episode with teleplay by Chris Fife and story by Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer (#111).
The CW has confirmed plans to do a Melrose Place remake for the 2009-2010 TV season. This was to be expected considering how well the new 90210 has done among the network’s target audience of young females (although it’s failed to make an impact in other age groups, or in general for that matter). Considering Reaper will probably be cancelled, it would only be logical for a 90210/Melrose Place pairing on Tuesday nights.
Given that the new 90210 has been a big success (by The CW standards anyway), this should come as no surprise. Variety reports that Melrose Place, which was a spinoff of the original 90210, is being considered for a remake as well.
Discussions are currently in the early stages, and details are few, although it does not appear Darren Star (creator of the original) would be involved in the remake.