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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  1. claudia says

    what???really…i was waiting the season beggins :(
    i think is a very good story and i love the intevinients… i dont understand that decision :(((

  2. Myrticia says

    As the season came to a hault on NetflixI was quickly filled with rage. I spent an entire day watching season 1 non-stop. This was a very interesting season. As a viewer I would be totally devastated to be left with an all time high of curiosity. Just as well as many others, I was left wishing there would be another season. The show MUST go on !

  3. aimee says

    I just watched the whole season 1 on Netflix…. I just wished they decided to have it back to season 2… I would definitely watch it…

  4. Vincent says

    I have no idea why such a good show’s rating is bad and some dumb show like 90201 still kicking…BRING BACK Melrose Place PLEASE!

  5. Johann Steenberg says

    I think thy must make Melrose Place Season 2.
    I love Melrose Place Season 1 it was one of the best I see in a very long time.

  6. kayla says

    i miss the show also, i thought it was great, i didnt even kno it was done i was still waiting 4 the day for it to come back on LMAO!

  7. latoya says

    i loved the original cast members of MP it was full of drama,action and so on .i checked out the new generation MP it sucked BAD i had a hard time finish watching it .it was cool that they tried to add some of the original cast members ,but the show was boring .i would love for MP to come back on if they brought back the original cast and the younger generation like thier kids neice’s and nephew’s it could last.

  8. JACK says

    We should petition that the show comes back online… And everyone who wants it back sign the petition and write to cbs or cw. I miss Melrose Place

  9. marwa says

    whaaat?no season 2,what should i do,keep on imagining what was going to happen,guys i knw your maths didnt count but hey you left others in sorrow!!!///

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