Heather Locklear has reprised her role as Amanda Woodward on Melrose Place. Amanda was one of the key characters in the 90s version of Melrose Place and it hopeful that her return will help the new version succeed. The newer version of Melrose Place has not been doing as well in the ratings. There has been some casting changes like the return of Amanda and losing Ashlee Simpson’s character, Violet. Although it was stated that Violet would not be a long-term character.