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"Melrose Place" Synopsis and Other Essential Information


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

  • 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.


"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.

'Melrose Place' Extras:

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