Will fans of the old Melrose Place watch The CW remake?
For starters, the first season of the modern reincarnation will reportedly feature a murder mystery involving Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton) and Dr. Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro), both from the original series. Although lest we forget, there is the matter of the seven entirely new characters, including Mancini's son David (Shaun Sipos). And both Calabro and Leighton are onboard only as special guest star.
For her part, one of the new Melrose Place residents Ashlee Simpson-Wentz (herself the daughter of Sydney) thinks that the remake will "entertain" the previous Melrose Place fans. However, she cautions that it's definitely a show of its own and not a mere rehash. "It's great to have some of the old cast members but at the same time, it's definitely a new show"
Currently, there are reports that the CW is still actively pursuing Heather Locklear to make a show as her original character Amanda Woodward. This despite her early refusal of any offers because "there wasn't a way to bring her back that made sense."