is retaining her reputation as a show-booster.
She cemented it with the original "Melrose Place
," which she helped make one of the 1990s' most buzzed-about series as Amanda Woodward, the well-tailored business shark and serial acquirer of other women's men. Locklear returns to weekly work when Season 3 of TNT's law drama "Franklin & Bash" starts Wednesday, June 19, but her return as Amanda on The CW's short-lived "Melrose" reboot reaffirmed to her that there are no guarantees.
"I think they should have brought some of the older characters back a little more, to introduce the new kids," Locklear reasons to Zap2it of having reunited with such other "Melrose" veterans as Thomas Calabro
and Laura Leighton
on the 2009-10 remake. "It's a little tougher just having a new cast and calling it the same thing. I think people get mad."
The CW's "90210" update will have lasted five seasons when its two-hour series finale airs Monday,