Wow. Did not see this one coming.
Both Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Colin Egglesfield will not be sticking around Melrose Place for very much longer.
The two will remain a part of the show through the first season's 12th episode, which is to air sometime this January. This is also when the show expects to wrap up its murder-mystery subplot (thank the Lordy)...so you do the math.
The CW has confirmed this news to Zap2it, who also says that "With the exit of the two characters and the conclusion of the heavy mystery storyline, the producers want the show to shift to a lighter, happier tone."
Frankly, we won't be missing ASW, but we kind of liked Colin Egglesfield. How about you?