'Melrose Place' Reboot Nabs Two Original Cast Members
On Monday, Access Hollywood confirmed Laura Leighton would reprise her “Melrose Place” role as Sydney Andrews – whose high jinks included joining a cult and cheating on her sister’s husband – and now, her onetime object of affection, Dr. Michael Mancini, is also returning to the series.
According to People, actor Thomas Calabro is slated to return to as the good doctor who evolved into one of the show’s biggest philanderers.
Thomas, who starred in more episodes of the original series than any of his fellow cast members, will reportedly play David Patterson’s father, played by actor played by Shaun Sipos.
Fans of the series had hoped original cast member Heather Locklear would return as advertising power-executive Amanda Woodward, but as previously reported on Access Hollywood.com, a rep for the actress confirmed she would not be taking part in the series reboot.
Laura and Thomas will join series newcomers Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Katie Cassidy and Michael Rady, who have already been cast in the CW show, which is slated to debut in the fall.
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