Melrose Place

The original Melrose Place was never a very high-minded place, but the CW is giving its reboot not only the greenlight but a green-minded director: Inconvenient Truth Oscar-winner Davis Guggenheim.

Like the 90s original, the new Melrose will follow a group of twentysomethings living in a trendy section of Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter. But with Guggenheim helming the pilot, they may recycle and drive Priuses this go-round.

Guggenheim, who also directed the Barack Obama bio film played at the Democratic National Convention, has a bit of history with Melrose: his brother-in-law is original cast member Andrew Shue.

The director's TV credits include the dramas Deadwood and 24, the pilot of The Unit — plus Fox's beloved Party of Five.  

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