Pilot season is here, and as always, the most exciting new projects are on the CW. And of those, this year's most tantalizing effort is easily the reimagined Melrose Place.
Officially, we'll have to wait nearly six months to see it, but unofficially, we're starting to get a picture of what life will be like for the residents of what may still be L.A.'s hippest street.
Who's starring, what characters are they playing and what do we know about return engagements by original castmembers? Here's the scoopage for now...
High Profile, High Security: Lest you think Melrose Place is just a concept flying high on a wing and prayer, you should know that there is a fully developed pilot script. But unlike last year's 90210 pilot script, which traveled far and wide through Hollywood before the series ever made it to air, the Melrose Place pages are being kept top, top secret.
Who's Who? Putting aside the less famous boys for the time being, let's check out the new Melrose characters and the starlets who will play them.
Who's Coming Back? Despite some high-profile, thanks but no thanks, announcements from the likes of Heather Locklear (who may be too pricey for the show) and Grant Show, the new Melrose masterminds do plan to bring back old characters (à la the return of Garth, Doherty and Spelling to the new 90210), but for now, the when, why and how are very much under wraps.
Do you think the new show should be called Melrose Place or something else? Are you excited about the casting so far? Post in the comments!