Heather Lockler: Returning to Melrose Place!

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It's been rumored on the Internet and prayed for by fans.

Now, it's becoming a reality: The CW has confirmed that Heather Locklear will reprise her role of Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place. She'll return to the series on November 17.

“We’re ecstatic to have the chance to bring Amanda Woodward back to ‘Melrose Place,’” said executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer.  “Heather’s involvement in the show is something we’ve been working on for some time as we couldn’t imagine creating and producing this show without the iconic character’s inclusion.”

Amanda Woodward

Ratings for the new Melrose Place have been abysmal so far. The inclusion of Locklear ought to give the rebooted series a much-needed boost.

The actress - who showed up at the end of the original drama's first season and stuck around for six years - joins fellow former castmates Laura Leighton, Thomas Calabro, Josie Bisset and Daphne Zuniga on the updated version.

When she returns, Locklear's character will serve as the boss of Ella at a PR firm. We can't wait!

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