It's Official: Heather Locklear Returning to Melrose Place

Entertainment Sep. 22, 2009 AT 9:02AM
It's Official: Heather Locklear Returning to Melrose Place Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com

 

As Us Weekly previously reported, Heather Locklear is returning to Melrose Place, it was announced Tuesday.

Locklear, 47, will reprise her role as scheming ad vixen Amanda Woodward on the new CW version of the show. She will make her debut appearance Nov. 17.

"We're ecstatic to have the chance to bring Amanda Woodward back to Melrose Place," executive producers Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer said in a statement. "Heather's involvement in the show is something we've been working on for some time as we couldn't imagine creating and producing this show without the iconic character's inclusion."

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An insider told Us Weekly that Locklear saw a pilot of the show — which stars Ashlee Simpson-Wentz — and "was surprised at how much she like it."

The source said the role is a "a great comeback" for the actress, who faced a DUI charged that was later dismissed and sought treatment for anxiety last year. Said the source: "She is in great spirits and good shape. This is a perfect time to show everyone how well she is doing.

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Details are mum on Locklear's role. She was last seen with Peter (played by real-life love Jack Wagner — who's not expected to return) faking her own death on the 1999 finale.

Original cast members Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Laura Leighton and Daphne Zuniga have also signed back on for the show.

 

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