No one really knew how well 90210 redux would perform in the ratings. Would the popular hit of the 90's fare well in the new millenium (especially without Dylan and Brandon)? Apparently we all still have a soft spot for the most infamous zip code in the Continental US. Aaron Spelling would be proud of the revival of his teen lifestyles of the rich and famous drama that not only survived sweeps, but has survived almost an entire season without cast member Shannen Doherty bitch slapping anyone.
It was only a matter of time before the CW producers decided to capitalize on the success by bringing back another deliciously cheesy, sexed up soap - Melrose Place. The prime time cult series gave birth to the careers of Desperate Housewife Marcia Cross (remember that crazy scar on her head?), Sex in the City's adorably sweet Charlotte Kristin Davis, and Gossip Girl mom (and mother of Hermès) Kelly Rutherford.
Speaking of gossip, girls...word is that new Mom and fall out wife Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is the newest resident slated to move in on Melrose Place, leaving the Bronx for LA. Mom needed to get back to work at some point and will be bringing home the turkey bacon by playing a small time girl with a bad girl hidden inside, similar to original cast member Amy Locane's turn as the blonde, budding Southern belle starlet Sandy Harling who moonlighted as a waitress at the bar Shooters. Ahhh....Remember Shooters? Good times, good times.
Ashlee claimed in People magazine - "I'm thrilled to be joining the cast of `Melrose Place' and I look forward to being a part of its new generation of residents"...Even though she isn't a newcomer to acting (Ashlee had a brief stint on Seventh Heaven) I don't think that the small screen is the right place for the new-mom, new-nosed beauty.
I wouldn't unpack all of my bags if I were you Ash...and make sure you get that security deposit back.