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Melrose Place: TV Show Cancelled, No Season Two

Melrose PlaceTo no surprise, The CW has cancelled their remake of Melrose Place after just one season and 18 episodes.

The new Melrose Place revolves around the same apartment complex as the 1990s original but largely focuses on a new group of characters. The cast includes Katie Cassidy, Stephanie Jacobsen, Jessica Lucas, Michael Rady, Shaun Sipos, Colin Egglesfield, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Nicholas Gonzalez, Victor Webster, and Brooke Burns. Appearances by actors Thomas Calabro, Laura Leighton, Heather Locklear, Josie Bissett, and Daphne Zuniga help kept ties to the original alive.

In September, despite a lot of promotion, the first episode attracted a small 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demo and 2.31 million viewers. The numbers fell after that and never came close to even matching the premiere’s. The April 4th episode hit a season low, with a horrific 0.4 rating in the demographic and only .86 million viewers.

Even for The CW, the new Melrose Place’s ratings were absolutely terrible. Though the last episode of the season left many storylines up in the air, there was no way that it was going to be coming back.

Well, the network made it official this week. Melrose Place has been cancelled and won’t be returning for season two.

What do you think? Why didn’t this version catch on? Was it a bad idea from the start? Would it have survived if Heather Locklear signed on at the beginning or was including original characters part of why it failed?

 

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anonymous April 13, 2014 at 5:15 am

Definitely bring it back.. Never heard of it till it caught my attention on netflix.. as soon as I watched the first episode… couldn’t stop!! Very beautiful and sexy woman with the funny male characters combined with the insanely twisted plot made it irresistible!

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Elisabeth March 28, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I Think it is sad to se it go… I ate it all, thought it was a very good tv series with a lots of good drama…sad sad sad..

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Anonymous March 25, 2014 at 11:10 pm

So sad to see this show was cancelled. I did not even know about it until netflix, it was my top favorite on netflix out of many different shows. I am devastated to see it go;(

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