December 06, 2016  
Home > News > TV

'Melrose Place' Says Bye Bye to Violet and Augie

October 23, 2009 (2:24 am) GMT
The executive producers said that Ashlee Simpson and Colin Egglesfield knew the plan since the beginning of the season and took the news like professionals.

With the good news comes the bad news. and will be let go from "" after a January episode, something which is announced right after the show received a five additional episodes order. In an interview with EW, exec producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer explained the exit and revealed that it had been their plan all along.

One thing that contributes in the characters cut is the "Who murdered Sydney?" storyline. The killer will be revealed in a December episode and after that, there's not much left for Simpson's Violet and Egglesfield's Augie. "Well, we always knew that this murder mystery would end in episode 12. And we always knew that character of Violet would be instrumental in that as a suspect, and Augie as well. And once that murder mystery was solved, she would go on her way. That was the original plan going into the development of the show," Slavkin explained.

Slavkin denied though that letting go the two characters is due to the struggling rating. "Well, I understand that perspective," he said. "None of us foresaw the ratings; there's nothing we can do about that. All we can do is write and produce the best show we know how. It's fine to speculate, but in the end there was always a plan."

Rest assured, the return of as Amanda Woodward will be their focus this time around. "A long time," Slavkin said about how long she'll be on the show. "She's in every episode moving forward. She's a major focus [of the show]. She has a hidden agenda that will become not so hidden as the episodes move along. She's not just the boss of Ella."

In fact The CW has started airing the TV spot that promotes the comeback.



TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kylie Jenner Wraps Her Body With Real Snake in Sneak Peek of Sexy 2017 Calendar
  2. Lady GaGa Shares Kindness With the Help of Taylor Kinney and Her Mom
  3. Shia LaBeouf Unleashes New Freestyle in Response to Soulja Boy's Threats
  4. Nicki Minaj Gets Heavily Criticized for Making Fun of Mentally Ill Woman
  5. 'The Mummy' Director on Whether Tom Cruise's Character Dies in the First Trailer
  6. 'Westworld' Showrunners Address Evil Dolores and Ford's Fate
  7. Justin Bieber Announces 2017 U.S. Stadium Tour Dates
  8. Blac Chyna Seems to Diss Kylie Jenner and Tyga on Snapchat. Is This Khloe's Response?