Melrose Place likely to be cancelled?


CWThere’s some speculation in America that the struggling CW drama Melrose Place will be cancelled at the end of its first season. The teen-drama is a spin-off from the popular 1990’s series of the same name but while the revived 90210 has proved popular with audiences Melrose Place has struggled with ratings which lead to Ashlee Simpson-Wentz being dropped from the show in a bid to turn around the show’s fortunes.

There’s some speculation in America that the struggling CW drama Melrose Place will be cancelled CWat the end of its first season. Media insiders are suggesting that broadcaster the CW will not renew the teen-drama for a second season and will instead cancel it at the end of its current first season. Melrose Place was revived after the successful re-launch of 90210, a continuation of Beverly Hills 90210, on the CW. The broadcaster decided to expand the franchise by reviving Melrose Place, another popular entry in the 1990s franchise, but so far Melrose Place has failed to impact on the ratings. In fact across the 13 episodes which have aired so far ratings have steadily declined with just over a million viewers watching some episodes. However, sister series 90210 continues to enjoy good ratings and is currently in its second season.

The decline in ratings has lead to producers to regig the series somewhat concluding a murder mystery storyline which had spanned the first 13 episodes and also to axe Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and Colin Egglesfield from the series. Original Melrose Place star Heather Locklear has also been signed up to reprise her memorable role of Amanda Woodward. The re-gig will also see the show shake off its darker image and become lighter. The teen-drama returns in March for the remainder of its episodes but it seems insiders within the industry don’t rate its chance of turning around its fortunes.