Multiple media sources are reporting that Heather Locklear is currently engaged in negotiations to reprise her "guest star" role as ad exec Amanda Woodward on the CW's reboot of Melrose Place this season.
According to an inside source with the show, there is a strong chance that Amanda Woodward will make her way back to the show.
There are definitely talks going on," says the insider. "It's better-than-even money that she'll do it. Everyone's optimistic, absolutely. [Heather] saw the pilot and loved it. Hopefully [the producers will] figure out something great for her creatively."
Originally Locklear had passed on the project because she thought "there was [no] way to bring [Amanda] back that made sense," but producers left the door open in case she changed her mind.
No word yet on whether Jack Wagner has been approached to reprise his role of Dr. Peter Burns. Wagner is Locklear's off-screen boyfriend, but also played Locklear's on-screen love interest on the original Melrose Place. Wagner and Locklear have sparked rumors of a real-life engagement, though the couple has denied this.
Producers have also left the door open to Grant Show (Jake Hanson) who has expressed interest in appearing on the program (though perhaps not this season).
If Locklear signs on to do Melrose Place, she will be the 5th original castmember to make the jump. She would join Thomas Calabro, Laura Leighton, Josie Bissett and Daphne Zuniga who have already committed to appearing on the series.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times