When it rains, it pours, and right now, there's a '90s storm happening!
Hot on the heels of the news that Lifetime will be doing a Beverly Hills, 90210 movie, E! News has learned that the network is also set to gift the world with The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story. Go on, call your mother and tell her the amazing news so you can squeal over it together, we'll wait.
The latest tell-all will take viewers behind the doors of TV's most iconic apartment complex, showing what really went on during the filming of the Beverly Hills, 90210 companion series, which ran from 1992-99 and starred Heather Locklear, Grant Show, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Andrew Shue, Thomas Calabro and many others.
An airdate for the tell-all has yet to be announced.
The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story will draw from true stories and anecdotes from interviews with the original cast and crew to highlight the remarkable behind-the-scenes moments that shaped the series, including early casting drama and Heather Locklear coming on as bad girl Amanda Woodward to "save" Melrose Place to the actors begging its writers for even wilder storylines to make them fan favorites.
Michael Larkin (Secrets in the Walls) and Howard Braunstein (The Informant!) are serving as executive producers on the movie, which will be produced by Christian Bruyere (A Girl's Best Friend) and written by Dana Schmalenberg (Single Ladies). Mark Griffiths (A Novel Romance) is set to direct.
Of course, Melrose Place is far from the first series to get the Lifetime treatment. Saved By the Bell had the honor of being the first beloved show to get its very own Unauthorized Story, and we just reported that the network is about to go into production on The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 story, while a tell-all movie about Full House is set to air. The first cast photo, featuring Miley Cyrus' ex Justin Gaston as John Stamos, received quite the reaction online...and from the original series' stars.
"Isn't it painful?" Bob Saget asked us, while Andrea Barber, whose on-screen counterpart doesn't appear in the first look shot, said, "You could call it creepy. That's one adjective you could use to describe this photo. There's many adjectives that you could use to describe this photo...I honestly don't know what to think about it."