[movieperson id="37840"]Heather Locklear[/movieperson] couldn't stay away from "Melrose Place" for too long. She's back and ready to reprise her role as the show's original bad girl, Amanda Woodward, in November, the CW confirmed.
Locklear, who played Woodward during the first run of the show in the 1990s, will make an appearance on the November 17 episode of the new "Melrose Place." "We're ecstatic to have the chance to bring Amanda Woodward back to 'Melrose Place,' " executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer said in a statement. "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."
And it's not just fans who will be excited to hear that Locklear is coming back to the show. Current castmate Ashlee Simpson told us earlier this month that she hoped Locklear would return for more drama.
"That's the big question, but none of us know if she's going to come back or not," Simpson told MTV News, reassuring fans of the show that everyone wants more Amanda. "I mean, of course everyone would love for her to come back, but we don't know. [It's] up in the air."
And now that Locklear's coming back, you can bet more craziness is about to ensue on the show. Simpson promised plenty of new drama, saying, "I had never watched the original 'Melrose Place.' They had such a good vision for it, and it's a little bit grittier than the original and a little bit more cinematic. There's still good ol' drama, and I was really intrigued by my character."