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Studio, CW in Talks for New ‘Melrose Place’

First “90210,” now ... “Melrose”?

The CW and CBS Paramount Network Television are “exploring” the possibility of creating a new version of “Melrose Place,” according to a rep for the studio. “Melrose Place,” of course, was the hugely successful spinoff from Fox’s “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

There’s been buzz about a possible “Melrose” revival from the moment the CW picked up the new “90210” last spring. But the early ratings success for the new ZIP show has turned such speculation into reality.

The CBS Paramount spokeswoman was quick to stress that the talks about reviving “Melrose” have just begun. There are no writers or showrunners attached, she said.

Still, at least one key component of the original “Melrose”—special guest star Heather Locklear—is currently available for hire.