Yup, ‘Melrose Place’ is Now in Lifetime’s ‘Unauthorized Story’ Development
Since Lifetime executives clearly learned the definition of “moderation” while funneling tequila factories through a diamond hose, the “Unauthorized Story” isn’t going down anytime soon. Following Saved By the Bell, Full House and Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place will next cast horrifying non-lookalikes to plunder any and all remaining interest you had in the 1990s.
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TS tale on true stories, cast and crew interviews, Lifetime’s The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story will focus on behind-the-scenes moments that defined the series, including casting issues, Heather Locklear’s introduction, and personal petitions from actors for wilder stories from the writing staff. Lifetime’s latest take will be executive produced by Michael Larkin and Howard Braunstein, produced by Christian Bruyere, written by Dana Schmalenberg and directed by Mark Griffiths.
Originating in 1992 as a Beverly Hills, 90210 companion (we smell crossover!), the Aaron Spelling series originally designed as a grounded look at life in L.A. quickly spiraled into soapier territory, lasting for seven seasons and even spawning a brief CW reboot (with Ashlee Simpson!) in 2009. Major stars included Courtney Thorne-Smith, Andrew Shue, Grant Show, Doug Savant, Marcia Cross and Heather Locklear.
Well, who next from TV’s most nostalgic stables will be trotted out for a Lifetime recreation? Will Hang Time ever truly get the recognition it deserves?