The tenants of TV’s most famous apartment complex are getting back together. The cast of Melrose Place is reuniting for a Stars in the House benefit to support The Actors Fund.
Melrose Place Cast Reunites
The online series, hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, Stars in the House (on YouTube), gathers together remotely the casts of such hit series as Desperate Housewives, Taxi, Frasier, and Glee. Actors reminisce about their respective shows, sharing stories for the first time.
Cast members from Melrose Place set to partake in the reunion include Josie Bissett (Jane), Thomas Calabro (Michael), Marcia Cross (Kimberly), Laura Leighton (Sydney), Doug Savant (Matt), Grant Show (Jake), Andrew Shue (Billy), Courtney Thorne-Smith (Alison), Daphne Zuniga (Jo) — and “special guest star” Heather Locklear (Amanda).
“Seth and I believe that in this time of social distancing and isolation, much happiness can be found by seeing familiar faces from shows beloved by the whole world,” Wesley told Deadline, which reported news of the reunion. “We call these shows comfort TV. And we plan on having even more every week, along with our beloved theatre pals – all for The Actors Fund.”
A spinoff of Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place debuted on Fox on July 8, 1992, and ran until May 24, 1999. The primetime soap’s most memorable moment was, arguably, a deranged Kimberly blowing up the apartment building at the beginning of the fourth season.
Calabro was the only cast member to remain on the series throughout its entire run. A revival series, which focused on a new set of young characters, ran on The CW from 2009-2010. Locklear, Calabro, Bissett, and Leighton reprised their roles for the new Melrose Place.
The Melrose Place reunion will air on Tuesday, April 28 at 8 p.m. ET on Stars in the House. Viewers can both donate as they watch and also ask questions that may be read to the actors during the program. Funds raised will benefit The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 efforts.