You have to wake up pretty early in the morning to fool the CW. Those people are really smart. No one watches ‘Melrose Place', but it gets press anyway because the cast features Ashlee Simpson and Heather Locklear. With this in mind, they just fired Ashlee Simpson. It's like a well-played game of chess, my friends. TV Watch reports...
The decision to cut (her has always) been "the original plan going into the development of the show," executive producer Todd Slavkin tells EW. "We felt that once the murder mystery [involving their characters] was resolved, the tone of the show was going to shift … and her character would move on."
Ah yes, the big murder mystery that no one has been talking about. I guess now that this plot line that no one knew existed has been resolved, there was no reason to keep around the character that zero people knew may or may not have been at the heart of it. Next they should change the name from ‘Melrose Place' to ‘Lawn Care and You', just to make sure no one ever hears of the show again, even accidentally.
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