Melrose Place Pilot Gets the Green Light

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The CW’s update of “Melrose Place” has received an official pilot order, and Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim has come on board to direct it, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The CBS Paramount-produced “Melrose Place,” an remake of the ’90s series about a group of twentysomethings living in the trendy Melrose neighborhood of Los Angeles, was written by Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin (“Smallville”), who will serve as executive producers/showrunners. Guggenheim, who won an Oscar for An Inconvenient Truth, will executive produce as well.

Guggenheim, who is under a deal at CBS Paramount, is known for directing edgier dramas such as “Deadwood,” “24” and the pilot for “The Unit,” but early in his career, he helmed lighter fare including Fox’s “Party of Five.”