The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story

Launched in 1992 as a companion for “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Melrose Place” quickly became a giant television hit in its own right. Originally designed to be an authentic, grounded look at 20-something life in Los Angeles, the program soon became “90210’s” soapier, yet equally popular counterpart. “The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story” highlights the remarkable behind-the-scenes moments that shaped the series including cast drama, Heather Locklear arriving to “save” Melrose Place, and the actors begging their writers for even wilder storylines to make them fan favorites.

“The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story” cast includes:

• AARON SPELLING: Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”)

• DARREN STAR: Adam Korson (“Hot in Cleveland”) • AMANDA WOODWARD/HEATHER LOCKLEAR: Ciara Hanna (“Power Rangers Megaforce”)


• BILLY CAMPBELL/ANDREW SHUE: Frank Bailey (“The Super Alliance”)

• JAKE HANSON/GRANT SHOW: Ryan Bruce (“The Memory Book”)

• JANE MANCINI/JOSIE BISSETT: Chloe McClay (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”)


• KIMBERLY SHAW/MARCIA CROSS: Teagan Vincze (“The Scarehouse”)

• MATT FIELDING/DOUG SAVANT: Joseph Coleman (“Supernatural”)

• MICHAEL MANCINI/THOMAS CALABRO: Brandon Barash (“Major Crimes”)

• RHONDA BLAIR/VANESSA A. WILLIAMS: Karissa Tynes (“Jennifer’s Body”)

• SYDNEY ANDREWS/LAURA LEIGHTON: Chelsea Hobbs (“Make It or Break It”)

“The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story” is executive produced by Braunstein and Michael Larkin (“Secrets in the Walls”), produced by Bruyere and written by Dana Schmalenberg (“Single Ladies”). Mark Griffiths (“A Novel Romance”) directs.

After the premiere, the special “Beyond the Headlines: Melrose Place” will revisit the 90’s soapy drama and expose all the details from the original cast’s real-life relationships and controversies. “Beyond the Headlines: Melrose Place” is produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions.