We knew it: They're reviving 'Melrose Place,' too!

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 10/29/2008, 12:07pm

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The 1995 cast of “Melrose Place”, from top left: Heather Locklear, Grant Show, Doug Savant and Thomas Calabro; seated from left: Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Laura Leighton, Daphne Zuniga and Josie Bissett. (File)

Following their successful collaboration on reviving the ”Beverly Hills, 90210” franchise with spinoff ”90210,” the CW and CBS Paramount Network TV are taking on the original ”Beverly Hills, 90210′s” spinoff, ”Melrose Place.”

The plot of the CW incarnation of ”Melrose Place” — a contemporary take on the 1990s Fox soap starring Heather Locklear — is still murky. The search is under way for a writer to pen the project.

Just like with the CW’s ”90210,” Darren Star, creator of both ”Beverly Hills, 90210” and ”Melrose Place,” is not expected to be involved.

CBS Paramount owns the rights to ”Beverly Hills, 90210” and ”Melrose Place” through its acquisition of series producer Spelling TV.

The Hollywood Reporter