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Melrose Place

Melrose Place 1st season DVD cover
Format Soap opera
Created by Darren Star
Starring See cast and characters below
Country of origin USA
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 226 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 44 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel FOX
Original run July 8, 1992May 24, 1999
External links
IMDb profile

Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network and executive produced by Aaron Spelling. A spinoff from Beverly Hills 90210, though not featuring any permanent cast members crossing over, Melrose Place is set in a small apartment courtyard complex in the West Hollywood district of Los Angeles, where several young individuals reside, each with their own dreams and drives. The show's popularity led to a rash of similar nighttime serials about sexy, powerful women, such as Models, Inc., Savannah, Pacific Palisades, and Central Park West, all of which were short-lived. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The first TIME magazine cover devoted to soap operas, dated January 12, 1976. ... Darren Star (born 1961) is an American television and film producer and screenwriter best known for the hugely successful television series Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place (both of which were co-produced with Aaron Spelling), and Sex and the City which was based on a book of the same name... Melrose Place is an American primetime soap opera that ran between 1992 and 1999, created by Darren Star for the FOX network and executive produced by Aaron Spelling. ... Pilot Alisons roommate leaves in the middle of the night and sticks her with the rent. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Darren Star (born 1961) is an American television and film producer and screenwriter best known for the hugely successful television series Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place (both of which were co-produced with Aaron Spelling), and Sex and the City which was based on a book of the same name... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... Aaron Spelling (April 22, 1923 – June 23, 2006) was an American film and television producer. ... A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new organization or entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a new company formed from a university research group. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Models, Inc. ... Savannah was a short-lived TV series that ran from March 1996 to February 1997 on The WB. Savannah on the cover of TV Guide magazine. ... This one-hour serial drama from Aaron Spelling follows the lives of young professionals who have it all, but havent paid for it yet, on the Southern California fast track to fame, fortune, scandal and ruin. ... Central Park West was a short-lived TV series that ran from September 1995 to June 1996 on CBS. It was a soap opera that aired ones a week that took place in the Central Park West the famous actresses Mädchen Amick and former model Lauren Hutton was two...


Like its predecessor, the show struggled in its first season with low ratings. However, with the arrival of more interesting characters and over-the-top storylines, ratings increased. The show was cancelled after its seventh season. In 2004, the network SOAPnet began repeating the series. Seasons 1 through 4 are currently available on DVD. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SOAPnet (stylized from 2000 to 2002 as SoapNet) is an American cable television channel. ...

Contents

Season One (1992-93)

During the first season, the show was a relatively earnest serial drama with low-key storylines, and focused on how young people come to Los Angeles to realize their dreams. Michael (Thomas Calabro) and Jane Mancini (Josie Bissett) were originally the stable couple in the apartment building, with Michael a sympathetic doctor at Wilshire Memorial and Jane a budding fashion designer. Their neighbors were roommates Alison (Courtney Thorne-Smith) and Billy (Andrew Shue), who later began a love affair, and Matt Fielding (Doug Savant), a gay man who had no love life during the first season, and spent much of his storyline involved in one discrimination-related lawsuit after the next. Thomas Calabro (born on February 3, 1959 in Brooklyn) is an American actor. ... Josie Bissett (born on October 5, 1970) is an American actress best known for her role as Jane Andrews Mancini on the TV series Melrose Place. ... Courtney Thorne-Smith Courtney Thorne-Smith (born November 8, 1967) is an American actress. ... Andrew Shue (born February 20, 1967 in Wilmington, Delaware USA) is an actor, best known for his role on Melrose Place (1992–1998). ... Doug Savant will be a regular on Desperate Housewives next season Doug Savant (born June 21, 1964 in Burbank, California, United States) is an American actor. ...


Other original cast members were Rhonda (Vanessa A. Williams), an African-American aerobics instructor, and her roommate, the blonde, budding starlet Sandy Harling (Amy Locane). Sandy was written out after 13 episodes when the powers that be decided they were not interested in having to continually address her acting pursuits. Rhonda was removed after the first season. Vanessa A. Williams (born May 12, 1963) is an African-American actress who has appeared in several TV series such Melrose Place and the Showtime cable TV show Soul Food. ... Amy Locane is an American actress who starred on the hit TV series Melrose Place. ...


Early in the show's run, photographer Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga) arrived from New York to escape her alcoholic ex-husband. The tough Jo was compatible with bad-boy biker Jake (Grant Show), and the two would enjoy an on-again, off-again romance, remaining close throughout whether they are romantically involved at the time or not. Daphne Eurydice Zuniga (born October 28, 1962) is an American actress. ... Grant Show Grant Show is an actor who starred on Melrose Place as Jake Hanson from 1992 to 1997. ...


Producers were faced with mediocre ratings and attempted to revamp the series during the first season. This revamp came in the form of the first-season arrival of Dynasty and T.J. Hooker alumna Heather Locklear as the opinionated and assertive Amanda Woodward. Initially intended as a high-profile guest, Amanda was retained on the series on a permanent basis, but Locklear kept her "Special Guest Star" billing throughout the show's run. Amanda soon vied with Alison for Billy's affections and became a vice-president for the company, D&D Advertising, where she and fellow resident Alison worked, and had affairs with several male residents. Amanda's crudity, catty one-liners, and sexy-but-tough wardrobe helped make Melrose a guilty pleasure for many millions of viewers around the world. Over the course of the show, Amanda hooks up with every male character (except the gay Matt Fielding) during the first five seasons. The show became less of an episodic series, and more of a soap opera with ongoing, interwoven stories, beginning with Michael Mancini's love affair with lonesome co-worker Kimberly Shaw (Marcia Cross) and Alison's affair with a married man who eventually stalks her. The first season came to a close with Alison and Billy coming together as a couple, Michael and Jane splitting up when Jane discovers his infidelity with Kimberly, and the discovery that Amanda has purchased the apartment complex. Dynasty was an American primetime television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 10, 1989. ... T.J. Hooker was a weekly police drama that premiered as a mid-season replacement in early 1982 on ABC-TV and ran on ABC primetime through summer 1985. ... Heather Locklear (born September 25, 1961 in Westwood, California) is an American actress, primarily on soap operas, movies and television. ... The first TIME magazine cover devoted to soap operas, dated January 12, 1976. ... Marcia Anne Cross (born March 25, 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated American actress. ...


Season Two (1993-94)

Season 2 DVD cover
Season 2 DVD cover

As the second season starts to simmer, Michael divorces Jane and gets engaged to Kimberly, and then had a fling with Jane's irresponsible sister Sydney (Laura Leighton). Sydney was presented as somewhat a chaotic schemer, often outwitted and double-crossed by others, forcing her into ill-advised jobs such as a prostitute and later, a stripper. The storylines began to heat up when a drunken Michael crashed his car, sending him and Kimberly tumbling down a ravine. Kimberly's angry, grieving mother sent word that her critically injured daughter had died in a medical facility in Ohio. Michael eluded potential manslaughter charges when Matt faked Michael's blood alcohol test results at the hospital -- and Sydney used this information to blackmail Michael into marrying her, despite sister Jane's protest which leads to a cat-fight in the Melrose Place pool when Jane arrives home to find Sydney stealing/wearing her wedding dress. Sydney's plan is foiled when Kimberly later re-appears, alive and well, revealing that her mother had lied to keep Michael away. Kimberly returned as a more ruthless, unstable individual, with her sanity negatively affected by brain surgery and her accident. She reclaims Michael as her own, and it is ultimately revealed that her motive is to take vengeance upon him by killing him, which she enlists Sydney's aid for when she is financially unable to hire an assassin. In one of the series' most famous moments, Kimberly removes her wig in front of a mirror to present a gruesome scar left from the drunken car accident. Jo became romantically involved with supposedly innocent ex-con and former high school flame Reed Carter, who works on boats upon which he secretly smuggles drugs. Jo's discovery of his stash leads to her kidnap on the Pacific Ocean. Jo kills Reed in self-defense, but learns later that she is pregnant with his child. After various ups and downs as a couple, Alison and Billy get engaged and plan a wedding set in the building's courtyard, but Alison flees through a window shortly before the ceremony after she realizes that her recent nightmares are flashbacks to childhood sexual abuse perpetrated by her father, who threatens her on her wedding day. The season ends with Kimberly, wearing a short blonde wig, running Michael down with Jane's car, and Jane getting arrested for the crime. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Laura Leighton (born Laurie Miller[1] on July 24, 1968) is an American actress. ... Not to be confused with Ephebophilia. ...


Season Three (1994-95)

Season 3 DVD cover
Season 3 DVD cover

As the high-octane third season gets underway, Jane first, and then Sydney, are blamed for Michael's hit and run accident, which has left him with amnesia and Kimberly, the real culprit, getting off scot-free. Though Michael eventually regains his memory and realizes Kimberly was his attempted killer, the pair reconcile and soon marry in an impulsive Las Vegas wedding. Jo gets embroiled in a custody battle with Reed's parents, who want to take their grandchild away from the woman who "murdered" their son. Kimberly appears to want to help her conspire to fake the baby's death so that Jo can escape and live in anonymity with her child, but, having recently learned that she is unable to bear children of her own, Kimberly actually plans to steal the baby from Jo and raise him herself. She and Michael refuse to give the baby back to Jo, but after Jo reports them to hospital chief of staff Peter Burns, Michael relents and returns the child for fear of he and Kimberly losing their medical licenses. Enraged, Kimberly informs the Carters (Reed's parents) that Jo's baby is alive. The Carters hire a nanny to steal the baby from Jo. After tracking them down and getting shot in the back for her troubles, Jo ultimately decides to give her son up for adoption, a course of action that she explains to her young infant during their very emotional departure. Matt gets involved with a doctor, Paul, at the hospital who is in the closet and still married to a woman. Paul ends up murdering his wife and meticulously sets Matt up as the perpetrator. Sydney became a waitress at Shooters, where she grew closer to Jake, and ended up getting involved in a cult with her new roommate but was rescued by Jake and Jane. Jake reconciles with Jo shortly before reuniting with his brother, Jess, after their mother's funeral. Jess sets out to infiltrate Jake's life, getting involved with Jo and setting Jake up to be robbed at gunpoint at Shooters and getting shot. Jo does not believe Jake's claims against his brother until Jess gets violent with her; Jake takes off to avenge her, and he and Jess tumble off the top of a construction site in their brawl. After ending her relationship with Billy, Alison descends into alcoholism and ends up in a rehab center to recuperate. Amanda gets involved with Wilshire Memorial chief of staff Peter, who secretly conspires to take her down as President of D&D so his old girlfriend can take her place, and attempts to kill her on the operating table in a fake appendicitis attack until Michael comes to her rescue and Peter is arrested. Amanda later discovers that she is suffers from lymphoma, and Michael begins to fall for her while serving as her doctor and they have a brief affair--enraging the increasingly unstable Kimberly. Amanda rejected Michael's advances once her health was restored, and she put her energies back into reclaiming her status a D&D, teaming up with upstart Brooke Armstrong (Kristin Davis) to overthrow Alison as the new president. Brooke gets involved with Billy and the two marry in the season finale, despite Alison's interrupting the ceremony to beg Billy for another chance. Kimberly sets Michael up for assaulting her, and he is bailed out of prison by Peter Burns, who needs Michael's and Kimberly's help in testifying to the medical board in the Amanda debacle in order for Peter to keep his medical license. Peter seduces Kimberly into a romance to get her to take his side. Once the medical board lets Peter go, his real motives become apparent to Kimberly, finally pushing her over the edge and, pushed by demonic visions in her mind, plants four fire bombs in the apartment complex in a thrilling third-season cliffhanger. Due to the Oklahoma City bombing that occurred April 1995 ,one month earlier than the May cliffhanger, the actual bombing did not take place onscreen until the beginning of season four. Kristin Landen Davis (also listed as Kristin Lee Davis) (born February 23 or February 24,[1] 1965 depending on the source) is an American Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated actress best known for the role of Charlotte York on HBOs Sex and the City. ...


Season Four (1995-96)

Season 4 DVD cover
Season 4 DVD cover

The four explosions destroy half the apartment complex, killing Jane's potential new boss and temporarily causing Alison to lose her sight. Jess dies in the fall at the construction site, leaving Jake plagued with guilt. Matt is exonerated in Paul's wife's murder when Paul confesses to the crimes before dying after being shot by the police. Matt later enrolls in medical school, and turns to drugs to cope with his course load and quickly becomes an addict. Kimberly is declared insane by the courts and locked away in a mental asylum. Peter takes special care for her, revealing to Sydney that his concern stems from memories of his now-deceased sister who suffered similar mental problems. Kimberly reveals that she is being coaxed into violent and murderous actions by visions of a man named Henry, and Kimberly's mother admits that Henry was once their family's gardener whom Kimberly, then a child, stabbed to death when she walked in on him raping her mother. Kimberly is released into Peter's protective custody, but becomes lonely when he starts devoting his time to rekindling his romance with Amanda. Alison eventually gets involved with and marries Brooke's father Hayley (Perry King), and Brooke and Hayley interfere with each other's marriages. Hayley eventually discovers he is financially ruined and, during a trip with Alison, he drowns after falling from his yacht while drunk. Brooke and Billy's marriage is rocky from the start due to her jealousy over Alison, and Billy threatens to leave her when he discovers she lied about a pregnancy and miscarriage. They reconcile when Brooke attempts suicide, but Billy leaves again, for good, when he cannot put up with Brooke's behavior any longer. Brooke eventually drowns in the Melrose Place pool, and Billy is haunted by her death and tries to keep her "memory" alive by emulating her personality in his work life, becoming ruthless and vindictive. It is learned that Amanda once faked her own death years ago in Miami to escape her violent husband Jack Parezi, who now tracks her down in L.A. and dies in an accident after trying to reclaim Amanda as his. Shortly after, Amanda is reunited with her long-lost first love, Jack's brother Bobby, and dumps Peter for him. Peter soon gets involved with Alycia Barnett, who had been Matt's lawyer in the Paul situation, and the two also conspired to ruin Bobby so that Alycia could take control of Bobby's cable company empire and, secretly, so Peter could win Amanda back. Bobby discovers the duplicity and, when attacking Alycia at Peter's office, she accidentally knocks him out of the high-rise window to his death. Peter is arrested for the crime, and Alycia is killed in a car accident while trying to leave town. Kimberly and Michael reconcile and remarry, but her sanity begins to break down once again and she develops multiple personality disorder, often reverting to the persona of a '50s-era housewife named Betsy Jones who had a tendency to become violently angry. While driving with Peter to the police station to give her statement as his alibi for the night Bobby died, Kimberly slips back into Betsy mode and kidnaps Peter and takes him to a mental institution, where she locks him up in an act of revenge for previously declaring her insane. After breaking up with Jake, Jo gets involved with Richard Hart, creating a rift between her and Jane. Jane pretends to seduce Michael to make Richard jealous, infuriating Sydney, who tries to sabotage Jane by spiking her drink with prescription pills which accidentally cause her to suffer a stroke that temporarily leaves Jane paralyzed on one side. Jake becomes an ally during this time, and he and Jane start a relationship. While on a business trip to New York, Richard rapes Jane, and in her anger she unexpectedly breaks up with Jake and sets out to get revenge on Richard. Jo begins a relationship with one of Matt's medical school professors, Dominick O'Malley. At the end of the season, Amanda and Michael set out to rescue Peter from "Betsy" at the mental institution; Kimberly snaps back to reality before tumbling off a scaffolding and falling into a coma from her injuries, leaving Peter once again without an alibi. Jo decides to move to Bosnia with Dominick, departing the series. Billy decides to get back together with Alison and seeks Jake's help in reuniting them, but Jake and Alison develop feelings for each other instead and begin a relationship of their own. Jane discovers Sydney was responsible for her stroke and blackmails her into helping her murder Richard. Sydney seemingly kills Richard with a shovel and the two sisters bury his body in a field. The last scene reveals that Richard is really alive as his hand shoots out of the ground as Jane and Sydney speed away in their car. Perry King (born on April 30, 1948, in Alliance, Ohio) has a number of TV shows to his resume: his best-known role was Cody Allen on the detective series Riptide from 1984 to 1986. ...


Season Five (1996-97)

By the fifth season, the series seemed to have peaked, with Amanda softening and Kimberly's long-running reign of terror finally running out of steam, and there was a growing consensus that the show could no longer shock or entertain viewers as it once had. Producers promised the fifth season would include more character development and less convoluted plot twists. After a season finale where Jo vacillated over leaving L.A. to join her new lover in Bosnia, the new season quickly explained that the now-absent Jo had indeed left town. Alison started a relationship with Jake, while Billy begins to pursue newcomer artist Samantha (Brooke Langton). A slate of other characters are introduced, such as hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold Megan (Kelly Rutherford), restaurateur Kyle McBride (Rob Estes), his vengeful, lush-lipped wife (and Peter's sister-in-law) Taylor (Lisa Rinna), and Michael's bratty sister Jennifer (Alyssa Milano). After a brief tryst with Sydney, Kyle soon takes up with Amanda who is reluctant to do so considering Jennifer's constant involvement in Kyle's life now after it is revealed that he and Jennifer had a 5-month affair back in Boston many years ago during the early years of his marriage to Taylor. As ratings began to falter, Amanda morphed from vixen to victim, being rescued or assaulted or teary-eyed on a frequent basis. This season also saw many enduring characters leave the series. Jane discovered she was adopted, and after an identity crisis, moves to Chicago. Alison, who has no interest in being a mother, despite having previously miscarried Jake's child, fools Jake into thinking she has fallen off the wagon so that he reunites with the mother of his long-lost child, and the two leave town separately. After dominating storylines for several seasons, Kimberly quietly died of a brain aneurysm. Her death is even more tragic as she passes away whilst trying to find Michael to tell him she has always loved him. Michael has a moment alone with Kimberly in her coffin, telling her he'll never forget her whilst fighting back tears. The season came to a close, when Sydney and Craig were married and Samantha's jail-bird father kidnaps her and steals her car. Sydney and Craig, the happy couple take pictures together in the street in front of the church. Samantha and her father driving from the police collide into Sydney, leaving her lying in front of the church with Craig crying over her body, Sydney dies. This article is about the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Brooke Langton (born November 27, 1970) is an American actress. ... Prostitution is the sale of sexual services (typically manual stimulation, oral sex, sexual intercourse, or anal sex) for cash or other kind of return, generally indiscriminately with many persons. ... Kelly Rutherford (born November 6, 1968 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky) is an American actor best known from her role of Megan Mancini on Melrose Place from 1996 to 1999. ... Rob Estes, sometimes credited as Robert Estes (born on 22 July 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA) is an American actor. ... Lisa Deanna Rinna (born 11 July 1963 in Medford, Oregon, USA) is an American actress. ... Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress and former singer. ...


Season Six (1997-98)

Sydney's death leads to animosity between Craig and ex-lover Samantha who attempts, at one point, to kill in retribution for the death of his wife. By the time Matt left Melrose Place at the beginning of the sixth season, he remarked that he wanted to say goodbye but "there's no one left." Indeed, more characters had to be introduced to revive the series, including violent Dr. Brett Cooper (Linden Ashby) and his seductive, rich Daddy's girl and ex-wife, Lexi Sterling (Jamie Luner). The focal point of the season was the troubled relationship between Kyle and Amanda, who returned to her nasty ways after creating her own advertising agency, Amanda Woodward Advertising. By the end of the season (the show's shortest), Craig attacks Jennifer who is aided by Billy in a fight for her life, but Craig escapes, steals Jennifer's car, and commits suicide, unable to live with the grief of his lost love Sydney. The characters of Billy, Sam, Taylor, Jennifer, and Coop depart with Taylor, who gives birth to Michael's child and agrees to share mothering duties with the returning Jane, leaves and keeps the baby for herself as Billy and Jennifer move to Italy. After Coop's failed murder attempt on Lexi's life, diverted with Megan's aid, he leaves to take up a job offer with a man who previously tried to con Megan into sex, knowing of her past as a prostitute. The show was renewed for a seventh season, which would also be its last. Clarence Linden Garnet Ashby III (born May 23, 1960 in Atlantic Beach, Florida) is an American actor. ... Jamie M. Luner (born May 12, 1971 in Palo Alto, California) is an American actress, best known for her role as Lexi Sterling in Melrose Place. ...


Season Seven (1998-99)

New characters were hurriedly drafted into the series for its final waltz: Kyle's younger brother Ryan McBride (John Haymes Newton), who secretly has a daughter living at a convent in New York, following the death of her mother, and Eve Cleary (Rena Sofer). Both characters had difficulty gaining a following during this period of cast instability. Overall, the series seemed unable to handle the high number of cast changes in such a short time, and its popularity never recovered. Amanda remained a leading character through the end of the series. John Newton (also credited as John Haymes Newton) is an American actor. ... Rena Sherel Sofer (born December 2, 1968 in Arcadia, California) is an American actress. ...


As the seventh and final season began, residents learned that Matt, who had moved away a year earlier for career advancement provided by Michael, was killed in a car accident on his way to a reunion dinner at Kyle's restaurant. The residents also learned that Matt had kept a journal of all the secrets they shared with him and each of them schemed to get their hands on it. This was the driving force behind the stories for this season. One of the most notable story was that of the hidden relationship between Amanda Woodward and Eve Cleary Burns. (They were high school cheerleaders together till an ugly encounter ended up in the death of Eve's boyfriend, and Eve spending 15 years behind bars.) Kyle eventually learns about their secret past and grudgingly agrees to keep the truth from Peter, Eve's new husband. Amanda and Kyle enjoy wedded bliss and even try to get pregnant, but things comes crashing down when Peter gives Kyle the wrong test results that indicate he cannot father a baby. They reunite after Kyle goes through rehab. Amanda agrees to sell the building in order to pay for their dream home, but eventually their marriage comes to an end anyway.


Bissett returned to the series as Jane in 1998 in a move to halt the series' downward spiral, and story lines centered on the rekindling of her relationship with Michael. It's revealed she slept with a current client of Amanda's the day before her wedding to Michael, leading to his distrust of her now as they decide to marry again. They exchange wedding vows again, only to end up estranged and on the road to an ugly divorce within hours. The two reunited at Christmastime, but it didn't last.


Megan and Ryan begin a relationship. Lexi underwent a transformation from the rich, Daddy's girl to a scheming but popular super-bitch who succeeded in purchasing the Melrose Place building from Amanda and started a new agency, Sterling-Conway, which drives Amanda out of business. Eventually, the show paired the long-suffering Jane with Kyle (the actors were real-life spouses) and returned to the coupling of Amanda and Peter, in spite of the fact that Peter was still married to Eve.


By early 1999 FOX decided that the ratings erosion as well as the extremely high production costs spelled cancellation. In the final episode, Amanda and Peter faced mounting scutiny as he was investigated for stealing money from the hospital and she was faced with the revelation that Eve didn't kill her boyfriend 15 years ago, Amanda actually did. They decided to flee the country and fans were shocked when their hide-out exploded killing them both. Eve, who had been showing signs of going crazy, finally cracked at their memorial service throwing Peter's ashes on Lexi. Eve then found herself back in jail. Michael became chief-of-staff. Kyle and Jane find out they are having a baby girl, and an anonymous envelope shows up with Amanda's locket inside. Amanda and Peter are then wed on a tropical beach, and rejoice in their success at faking their own deaths and paying Michael $1 million to cover it up. In the closing shot Amanda and Peter walk together on the beach to the song, Closing Time... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...


Models, Inc.

In early 1994, former Dallas star Linda Gray guest-starred as Amanda's frosty mother, Hillary Michaels. Hillary ran a modeling agency, and viewers were invited to follow Hillary to her own series, Models, Inc.. In spite of the presence of Gray and other names such as Emma Samms, poor ratings caused FOX to pull the plug in spring 1995. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The Southfork Ranch, home of the Ewing family The original cast of Dallas. ... Linda Ann Gray (born September 12, 1940 in Santa Monica, California) is an American actress, best known for her role as Larry Hagmans long-suffering wife, Sue Ellen Ewing on the television soap opera Dallas as a recurring character in the series first season in the spring of 1978... A modeling agency is a company that represent fashion models, to work for the fashion industry. ... Models, Inc. ... Emma Samms Emma Samms (born Emma Samuelson on 28 August 1960, in London) is a British television actress // Career Samms played Holly Sutton Scorpio on the daytime soap opera General Hospital from 1982 to 1985, and from 1992 to 1993 and again in 2006. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...


Cast

Thomas Calabro (born on February 3, 1959 in Brooklyn) is an American actor. ... Josie Bissett (born on October 5, 1970) is an American actress best known for her role as Jane Andrews Mancini on the TV series Melrose Place. ... Andrew Shue (born February 20, 1967 in Wilmington, Delaware USA) is an actor, best known for his role on Melrose Place (1992–1998). ... Courtney Thorne-Smith Courtney Thorne-Smith (born November 8, 1967) is an American actress. ... Grant Show Grant Show is an actor who starred on Melrose Place as Jake Hanson from 1992 to 1997. ... Doug Savant will be a regular on Desperate Housewives next season Doug Savant (born June 21, 1964 in Burbank, California, United States) is an American actor. ... Marcia Anne Cross (born March 25, 1962 in Marlborough, Massachusetts) is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated American actress. ... Daphne Eurydice Zuniga (born October 28, 1962) is an American actress. ... Vanessa A. Williams (born May 12, 1963) is an African-American actress who has appeared in several TV series such Melrose Place and the Showtime cable TV show Soul Food. ... Amy Locane is an American actress who starred on the hit TV series Melrose Place. ... Laura Leighton (born Laurie Miller[1] on July 24, 1968) is an American actress. ... Heather Locklear (born September 25, 1961 in Westwood, California) is an American actress, primarily on soap operas, movies and television. ... Jack Wagner (born October 3, 1959 in Washington, Missouri) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actor. ... Kristin Landen Davis (also listed as Kristin Lee Davis) (born February 23 or February 24,[1] 1965 depending on the source) is an American Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated actress best known for the role of Charlotte York on HBOs Sex and the City. ... Brooke Langton (born November 27, 1970) is an American actress. ... Rob Estes, sometimes credited as Robert Estes (born on 22 July 1963 in Norfolk, Virginia, USA) is an American actor. ... Lisa Deanna Rinna (born 11 July 1963 in Medford, Oregon, USA) is an American actress. ... Kelly Rutherford (born November 6, 1968 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky) is an American actor best known from her role of Megan Mancini on Melrose Place from 1996 to 1999. ... Charvet in Baywatch David Charvet (born David Faranck Guez on May 15, 1972 in Lyon, France) is an actor. ... Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress and former singer. ... Clarence Linden Garnet Ashby III (born May 23, 1960 in Atlantic Beach, Florida) is an American actor. ... Jamie M. Luner (born May 12, 1971 in Palo Alto, California) is an American actress, best known for her role as Lexi Sterling in Melrose Place. ... John Newton (also credited as John Haymes Newton) is an American actor. ...

Legacy

Melrose Place's blend of melodrama, black humor, unapologetic sexuality, and shocking moments have helped the show remain relevant in the years since the show went off the air. Besides launching numerous careers (most notably, Marcia Cross, Doug Savant, Heather Locklear, and Kristin Davis later landed starring roles on Desperate Housewives, Spin City,Sex and the City respectively). The formula of sex and over-the-top storylines led Aaron Spelling to revamp 90210 as an over-the-top soap opera-style show when Melrose Place overshadowed 90210 in popularity in the mid-1990s. The show also has become the standard bearer for shocking storyline twists in the prime time drama genre, with classic moments such as Kimberly Shaw revealing that she had scars on her head from brain surgery. Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama series, created by Marc Cherry, who also serves as show runner, and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. ... Spin City is an American sitcom television series that ran from 1996 to 2002 on ABC, and was created by Gary David Goldberg & Bill Lawrence, based on a fictional local government running New York City, originally starring Michael J. Fox as Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York. ... This article is about the television series. ... Aaron Spelling (April 22, 1923 – June 23, 2006) was an American film and television producer. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


GALA Committee

A group of artists and Melrose Place producers formed the GALA Committee, headed by artist Mel Chin, in order to bring artworks out of galleries and into nighttime television. GALA artists designed artworks that were used as props by Melrose Place characters in the fourth and fifth seasons, often with hidden political messages: This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

  • When Alison is pregnant, her quilt is decorated with the molecular structure of RU-486.
  • A bag of Chinese take-out food is emblazoned with two opposing ideograms translated from Chinese as "Human Rights" and "Turmoil"; both terms were used by the Chinese government to justify a restriction on student protesters of June 4, 1989.
  • Bottles behind the counter at Shooters bar are decorated with ads and documents chronicling the history of alcohol.
  • As Alison quits D&D Advertising, a framed ad in the background features a bombed-out building. The damage to the structure is in the shape of a liquor bottle, and the words "Total Proof" appear on the poster.

Chin compared the works to viruses, symbiotic and invisible. Almost fifty of these artworks were auctioned off for charity; the actual charity show appears in a fifth-season art gallery scene. The project was also dubbed "In the Name of the Place", as well as "Uncommon Sense". Mifepristone is a synthetic steroid. ... The Unknown Rebel - This famous photo, taken by photographer Jeff Widener, depicts a lone protester, whose actions halted the progress of a column of advancing tanks until he was pulled into the crowd. ... For other uses, see Symbiosis (disambiguation). ...


DVD releases

CBS Home Entertainment has released the first three seasons of Melrose Place on DVD in Region 1, Region 2 and Region 4 for the very first time. Season 4 was released on April 15, 2008 in Region 1. [1] CBS Home Entertainment (formerly CBS Video Enterprises) is the home video entertainment arm of CBS, Inc. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

DVD Name Ep # Region 1 Region 2 (Swedish Edition) Region 2 (UK Edition) Region 4 Additional features
The Complete First Season 32 November 7, 2006 November 13, 2006 November 13, 2006 November 1, 2006 Season 1 episode recaps, Mini Featurettes.
The Complete Second Season 32 May 1, 2007 May 28, 2007 May 14, 2007 May 3, 2007 Audio Commentary by Series Creator Darren Star, Melrose Place: Meet The Neighbours, Melrose Place: Complex Relationships, Melrose Place: The Best of the Worst
The Complete Third Season 32 November 13, 2007 March 13, 2008 March 6, 2008 April 9, 2008 Melrose Place: According to Jake, Melrose Place: Seven Minutes In Hell, Everything You Need To Know About Melrose Place Season 3
The Complete Fourth Season 34 April 15, 2008

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Additional Facts

  • Melrose Place is considered a spin-off and sister show to 90210. Grant Show appeared in 2 episodes of 90210 as Jake Hanson (Kelly's love interest and a friend of Dylan). Jennie Garth appeared in the first 4 episodes of Melrose as Kelly Taylor who pursues Jake but they eventually broke up. Tori Spelling (Donna Martin) appears in 2 episodes and Brian Austin Green (David Silver) appears in 3.
  • Thomas Calabro (Michael Mancini) was the only original cast member to remain on Melrose Place throughout the entire run.
  • Actress Hunter Tylo was originally cast in the role of Taylor McBride, but became pregnant soon after being hired, and was fired. Producers said the pregnancy violated the change-in-her-appearance clause in her contract, and she sued them. Tylo won the suit against Aaron Spelling and the other producers, and was awarded $4.9 million.[citation needed]
  • Stephen Fanning was originally cast in the role of Billy Campbell, but was fired when filming first began because he had gained too much weight. He was replaced by Andrew Shue, who re-shot the "Billy" scenes in the pilot two days after getting the role.[citation needed]
  • The third season was originally going to end with Kimberly blowing up the apartment complex, but that was scrapped since the Oklahoma City bombing occurred a month earlier. Not wanting to be insensitive to the national tragedy of the Oklahoma City bombing, the producers had the final shot of the season being Kimberly hitting the detonator, then showed the explosion in the season premiere in the fall of 1995.[citation needed]
  • When the series ended, people who worked on the show sold bottles of the swimming pool water on eBay.[citation needed]
  • By early 1999, FOX decided that the ratings erosion as well as the extremely high production costs (it was said that they could have filmed an entire pilot just on Heather Locklear's salary) warranted cancellation.[citation needed]
  • A short street named "Melrose Place" exists in Los Angeles as an offshoot of Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. Melrose Place contains shops, salons, boutiques and restaurants — but no apartment complexes.

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