Which Daytime Stars Should be on the New Melrose Place?



When the news that The CW was developing a spinoff of Beverly Hills, 90210 was still in its infancy, we asked you which daytime stars you’d like to see on the new show. Alas, neither Van Hansis nor Kirsten Storms has made the jump to good old West Bev as of yet, but both Drew Tyler Bell and the bra-zilliant Michael Graziadei have booked air time on the teen soap. So in keeping with tradition, now that news has been broken that a possible Melrose Place update could soon turn up on our screens, which daytime stars would you like to see living it up at Amanda Woodward’s motel-style, SoCal apartment complex?

Which Daytime Stars Should be on the New Melrose Place?

  • Although Vanessa Williams and Jasmine Guy didn't stick around, OLTL's Tika Sumpter (Layla) could definitely add some flava! (8%, 43 Votes)
  • Kelly Monaco was born to play a sexy, psycho like Marcia Cross's Kimberly Shaw! (39%, 214 Votes)
  • What about GL's Marcy Rylan (Lizzie) as a struggling fashionista ala Josie Bissett's Jane? (5%, 29 Votes)
  • If the show needs a scheming Sydney Mancini-type minx, Y&R's Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe) is their girl! (8%, 42 Votes)
  • Doesn't Y&R's Greg Rikaart (Kevin) have a certain Michael Mancini thing going for him? (9%, 51 Votes)
  • If someone from ATWT books the new MP it should so be Van Hansis (Luke). At least Luke got his kiss, Matt never did! (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Days of Our Lives Alison Sweeney (Sami) could definitely give Heather a run for her title as the baddest bitch. (9%, 48 Votes)
  • ATWT's Agim Kaba (Aaron) can brood with the best of them and I bet he looks better than Grant Show in a leather jacket. (4%, 23 Votes)
  • GH's Elizabeth Herbst (Liz) would be perfect as an Alison-esque voice of reason. (15%, 78 Votes)

Total Voters: 546

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18 Responses

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    east.west

    I voted for Kelly.
    The hot 2X Emmy nominee has been relugated to playing “Secret Agent Man” for too long and if GH isn’t going to write to her strength (besides crying) she should pack and go to Primetime.
    Don’t get me wrong I think a new version of Melrose would be the worse, but I can imagine her on a procedural as a smart “Secret Agent Man” female detective ala Mariska Hargitay (Olivia, Law and Order: SVU).

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    ssjohn

    My vote is not on here :P.

    #1. Kirsten Bell (Veronica Mars/ Heroes) — How awesome would she be??? okay i just want her back fully on primetime.

    #2. Daniel from YR, he is leaving (supposedly) in March so wouldn’t MP be the perfect place for him? and then we wouldnt have ot lose any of the other people on this list.

    I mean could you imagine a DAYS with out AS, i really don’t think the show would survive.

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    season1217

    I love Van! So I gotta go w/ my boy.

    And, Kelly’s cool but to a la her in the same sentence w/ Mariska? I don’t know.

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    GHfan4life2008

    KM no doubt about it. especially with her background as one half of daytimes bonnie & clyde.ie.’Jasam”..i think she was made for the role. and for the first person who said GH doesn’t know how to write her strength. believe me they do. you should watch clips of her and jason together. the woman was a down ass chick. she killed for him. she ran from the law with him and broke out of jail on numerous occasions. the sam were seen now still has her strong points that she expresses in scenes with jerry. however with lucky it’s when she shows her soft side.

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    samfan

    Kelly Monaco is so wasted in her role as Sam on GH because of the poor writing for her character. Regardless of the poor writing, she makes every scenes she is in…an experience for the viewer. She’s able to bring you into her emotions each and every time. If she left gh…I’d be gone too…but, I want more for Kelly Monaco than being dragged through the mud by the writers on gh.

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    GHfan4life2008

    samfan.

    ok so is it such poor writing for sam that the woman is the only females in daytime today that is able to carry a gun and use it when needed? i don’t think that’s poor writing. unlike the typical stereotype fragile woman in soaps. sam is different. she’s fearless in her own right. like many GH female vixens. she’s independently capable. self reliant in dangeerous situations. doesn’t scare easily..i could go on..and from looking at your user name. you being a sam fan. i think you of all people would understand that. granted the writing for her hasn’t been the greatest since the past few weeks. but it’ something compared to the weak woman on other daytime soaps.

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    samfan

    I agree with all the attributes you listed that Sam has, but I was referring to the way her character always seems to get the short end of the stick. She has a ton of wonderful qualities, and that’s why I am a huge fan. I just want to see her happy and have a few friends and have the love and respect from her mother, etc. I would love to see Sam be invited to special events, like Sonny’s wedding. They were almost parents together and were VERY good friends during the Jasam years. I don’t think there’s any character on the show that has been more abused. I would like to see her happy for a change and have things go her way after all these years. I love Kelly Monaco and the character she portrays. She’s a terrific actress, and I’d like to see it showcased more. Maybe it’s in the works…I sure hope so. This last storyline was/is a disaster. Awful.

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    samfan

    I need to add another thought regarding the bad writing I was referring to for Sam. Do you think it was good writing for Sam when they had her sleep with Ric, or made her watch Jake get kidnapped, or sent thugs to the park to scare Elizabeth, or have her try and seduce Jerry (even if it was for a good reason…a darn good reason). That’s what I mean by bad writing. They even threw in 5 previous husbands and one she killed (albeit in self defense). Come on! They tried to make a monster out of her. Can you honestly say…that’s fair and good writing? One thing though..it sure didn’t hurt her fanbase. It’s huge…but, I get so defensive when I read the bashing. It just seems like she can never win.

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    GHfan4life2008

    samfan.

    i Agree on most of what you said about Alexis being a mom to her daughter. however i think that the direction the writers took sam when they had her sleep with ric was based on drama. i mean that is what soaps are about isn’t it? that’s why nobody’s ever really happy all the time. IMO it’s good drama to create angst within the couples. if everybody was perfect. that would be boring.

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    sueboo54321

    Oh, I vote Kelly Monaco. I think she should be given a chance to portray a character that has a little more substance than Sam. It would be a win win for me. My fingers are crossed. Go, Kelly!!! Kelly, go, go, go, and please take Sam far away with you. I wish the show much success and many lasting seasons.

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    LuvSKate

    KM should be primetime! She’s got the look, attitude, talent – all being wasted on GH as with so many others.

    GH is selling out to MB and it will be all Sonny, all the time, so if you are not in his storyline – now is the time to exit and don’t look back!

    MW Rocks!

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    dsrbroadway

    I’d worry about Tika, just because we all know what happened to Vanessa Williams on MP, and I haven’t seen enough of her to know she can handle a real MP-style storyline.

    I’m on the Kelly Monaco bandwagon as well, but I’d rather see her in the Heather Locklear role. There’s enough spunk in the little package to handle the many facets of Amanda Woodward. And her miniskirts.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    DSR I am so glad you said it and not me. My first thought was KeMo in the Heather Locklear/Amanda role. Tough as nails but underneath loving and true. KeMo would knock it out of the park.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Hopefully the producers of the update won’t make the same mistake the original did by not better utilizing minorities. How the hell can you do a show about Los Angeles without consistent minority storylines? As for Tika, Melrose Place never presumed to be Shakespeare, I am sure she could handle the story, LOL. The only reason we even have to wonder is that she is never utilized on what everyone swears was once the most diverse soap in television. Times they are a changing, and in daytime, not in a good way.

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