Are we living the 1980s and 1990s over again? Indiana Jones is back, the Transformers are still transformin', Knight Rider is burning rubber again, and everyone still knows Beverly Hills' zip code--and that's just to name a few of the reminders.
Hollywood is obsessed with turning the old into "new," and there are no signs of stopping it. The latest television show to follow that trend could be a modern-day remake of an old show that was a spin-off of a show that's already been given a modern-day makeover.
The long gestating Melrose Place remake finally has a due date. The CW has ordered a pilot for the new take on the 1990s primetime soap, and has attached Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) to direct.
In late September, word began to spread about what could be television's next favorite guilty pleasure. Actress Lisa Rinna opened her mouth and let the cat out of the bag that The CW, following the success of its Beverly Hills, 90210 update, was pondering a remake of the original 90210 spin-off Melrose Place.
A pair of CW spinoffs landed a pair of big names for pilot episodes, roping in a pop singer and a former teen idol in lead roles. Ashlee Simpson, sister of Jessica and wife of Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, is heading over to the new Melrose Place, and Pretty in Pink's Andrew McCarthy is headed back to the 1980s in the Gossip Girl prequel.
When Aaron Spelling passed away last week at age 83, he took a part of TV history with him. Chances are, no matter what age you are, you watched more than one of his shows regularly. Whether it was cop shows, over-the-top family soaps, or teen dramas, over the course of four decades Spelling had huge successes in almost every genre.
Spelling created so many of TV's lasting icons, it is almost impossible to imagine TV without him. Tomorrow, July 1, TV Land will pay tribute to Spelling by airing a repeat of its acclaimed 2004 special TV Land Moguls, from 10 a.m. to noon. You can also check out Spelling clips online at
TV.com has recapped a few of Spelling's choicest shows for you to remember and enjoy. This is by no means a ...
Actress Heather Locklear, a sex symbol on shows such as Melrose Place, Spin City, and Dynasty, has checked herself into an Arizona medical clinic for treatment of anxiety and depression, Reuters reports.
"Heather has been dealing with anxiety and depression," a representative for Locklear told the news service today. "She requested an in depth evaluation of her medication and entered into a medical facility for proper diagnosis and treatment."
That's all the media is going to get on the situation from Locklear's camp, according to the rep. No other information beyond that official statement will be released, as they are treating it as a confidential matter.
The 46-year-old blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty has been through two high-profile divorces, one with Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and one with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. She's also been in the news more recently for off-camera reasons, including a public feud ...Read more
Lifetime has ordered 20 episodes of Bianca, a prime-time soap based on the popular German telenovela of the same name. It is targeted for a fall premiere on the women's cable network.
Bianca--Wege zum Glueck, which airs on public broadcaster ZDF, explores the forbidden love between a woman searching for a new life after being unfairly imprisoned and a wealthy heir who is engaged to be married.
"It's a sexy, flirty, fun, modern soap filled with deception, murder, secrets, and betrayal and is an ideal format for our audience," said Susanne Daniels, president of Lifetime Entertainment.
It is being produced in Australia by FremantleMedia, home of Fox's chart-topping American Idol.
Bianca is the third drama series ordered by Daniels since she joined Lifetime in August. The improv comedy ...Read more
Sex and the City creator Darren Star has sold a pilot drama to the new CW network, the broadcaster that will rise from the ashes of the WB and UPN networks.
Runaway centers on a family who, after the husband/father's murder conviction, decide to become fugitives in the hopes that they can buy him enough time to prove his innocence.
Star and Ed Zuckerman (NBC's Law & Order) are serving as executive producers on the project, while Chad Hodge (Fox's Tru Calling) is writing.
Runaway originally was developed at UPN and marks the CW's first drama pilot order. The network is a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corp., which announced last month that they would fold their respective WB and UPN channels and relaunch a single network in the fall.Read more