The CW sent out a press release this morning with the headline, “The bitch is back!”
That’s right — Heather Locklear, who starred on the original Melrose Place for seven seasons, will reprise her role as scheming ad exec Amanda Woodward on The CW’s recent critically-panned revival of the ’90s primetime soap. Heather joined the popular series at the end of its first season and stayed on throughout its successful run. She’ll join original castmates Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, Josie Bisset, and Daphne Zuniga in the updated version.
Amanda was last seen with Peter (played by her real-life beau Jack Wagner) faking her own death on the Melrose series finale in 2000.
“We’re ecstatic to have the chance to bring Amanda Woodward back to ‘Melrose Place,'” executive producers Todd Slavkin & Darren Swimmer said in today’s press 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.”
Heather Locklear returns to Melrose Place on Nov. 17, although we’re not sure how many episodes she will appear in.