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Recast "Melrose Place" and Win a Prize!

Recast "Melrose Place" and Win a Prize!

Every Wednesday on BuzzSugar, I post a Recast challenge, where I ask you to choose new actors for a classic TV show or movie. The reader who submits the best cast wins a BuzzSugar t-shirt!

Okay, folks, this week's recast challenge is a pretty big one. "Melrose Place," that over-the-top nighttime soap opera from the '90s, had a pretty large cast at some points. But I've narrowed down the list of characters to recast to 10. Of course, I'm keeping the main ones, like the frighteningly catty Amanda (Heather Locklear) and the super-cute Billy (Andrew Shue). If you could recast this sensational series with new actors today, who would you pick?

Leave your entry in the comment section below, and I'll pick one winner to feature Tuesday, September 4, complete with a "new" cast photo. To see a list of characters to recast and a photo of the BuzzSugar t-shirt,

Characters to recast:
Amanda Woodward (Heather Locklear)
Billy Campbell (Andrew Shue)
Allison Parker (Courtney Thorne-Smith)
Jane Andrews Mancini (Josie Bissett)
Dr. Michael Mancini (Thomas Calabro)
Matt Fielding (Doug Savant)
Dr. Kimberly Shaw Mancini (Marcia Cross)
Sydney Andrews (Laura Leighton)
Jo Reynolds (Daphne Zuniga)
Jake Hanson (Grant Show)

The BuzzSugar t-shirt

A refresher course on who's who in the cast:

And, of course, this is Marcia Cross, who played Dr. Kimberly Shaw Mancini:

Marcia Cross image Source

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Sidney-Baby Sidney-Baby 8 years
Amanda Woodward (Melinda Clarke) Billy Campbell (Adam Brody) Allison Parker (Melissa Joan Hart) Jane Andrews Mancini (Hilary Duff) Dr. Michael Mancini (Jason Wahler) Matt Fielding (Luke Perry) Dr. Kimberly Shaw Mancini (Lecy Goranson) Sydney Andrews (Lindsay Lohan) Jo Reynolds (Cobie Smulders) Jake Hanson (Josh Henderson)
tati33 tati33 9 years
I miss this show!!
extra-chica13 extra-chica13 9 years
Amanda-Felicity Huffman Jake-Ashton Kuchtor Matt-Chirs Carmack Micheal-Keanu Reeves Billy-Benjamin McKenzie Sydney-Nicole Kidman Allison-Reese witherspoon Jo-Eva Longoria Jane-Nicolette sheridan Kimberly Shaw Manicini-Renee Zellweger Thanks! Ellie
Foxy-McGee Foxy-McGee 9 years
Amanda Woodward - Carla Gugino (Even though there is and always will be only one Amanda Woodward, and that's Heather Locklear. But CG is DEFINITELY a suitable replacement.) Billy Campbell - Penn Badgley Allison Parker - Brittany Snow Jane Andrews Mancini - Rachel McAdams (She can play just about anything – she could play a paper bag if she had to - but would totally nail motherly yet vulnerable Jane.) Dr. Michael Mancini - Patrick Wilson Matt Fielding - James Marsden (He can totally play gay. I see it.) Dr. Kimberly Shaw Mancini - MARCIA CROSS (Agree with whoever else said only Marcia Cross can play Kimbo Shaw. Sorry, but it's a FACT. That and I hope that giant scar on her head will also making a comeback.) Sydney Andrews - Michelle Trachtenberg Jo Reynolds - Lizzy Caplan Jake Hanson - Garrett Hedlund
beutifu1dizastr beutifu1dizastr 9 years
Amanda- Amanda from Ugly Betty or LL Sydney- Taylor from the OC Kimberly- Isla Fischer Billy- Shia Lebueff Jane- Michelle Williams Jo- Jessica Beil Allison- Carrie Underwood Micheal- Joshua Jackson Jake- James Franco Matt- Kevin Connolly P.S.- Megan Fox would be an awesome Brooke. Kristin Davis made me watch that show. And Peter- ryan gosling (he canpull off a dramatic charactor quite well)
bondgirl8 bondgirl8 9 years
Amanda-Sienna Miller (with no accent!) Billy-Adam Brody (just like Andrew Shue; he's adorable!) Allison-Kate Bosworth (epitome of girl next door) Jane-Rachel McAdams (can play sweet and sad) Michael-Patrick Dempsey Matt-Matt Damon Kimberly-Julianne Moore Sydney-Lindsay Lohan (w/natural hair color, of course) Jo-Eliza Dushku Jake-James Denton!!
poursugaronme poursugaronme 9 years
One of my favorites from back in the day! SO FUN!! Here goes: Amanda - Eva Longoria (perfect mix of sex and bitchiness) Jane - Katherine Heigl (great at the sweet, poor me role) Sydney - Lindsey Lohan (is there a more unbalanced starlet?) Michael - Ed Norton (did you see him in Primal Fear-incredible mix of boy next door & PSYCHO) Kimberly - Ellen Pompeo (who else can do the stone faced drama better?) Billy - Zach Braff (always thought of Billy as quirky little sports nerd) Allison - Sarah Chalke (she has the girl next door thing down) Jake - Wenworth Miller (Lord he is hot) Jo - Katie Holmes (Jo is a grown up Joey-haha) Matt - Neil Patrick Harris (startlingly similiar)
freegirl freegirl 9 years
Miss Amanda - Nicole Ritchie Jane - Elisha Cuthbert Sydney - Hayden Pantetierre as a readhead Michael- Milo Ventimiglia from Heroes Kimberly - Jennifer Morrison from House Jake Zac Efron - give him a chance to butch up Jo Mischa Barton Billy Adam Brody Allison Lauren Conrad Matt Wentworth Miller for funny Amanda - Denise Richards Jane - Ashley Simpson Sydney - Kimberly Stewart Michael - Justin Timberlake Kimberly- Britney Spears Billy - Brody Jenner or Jimmy Fallon Allison- Mischa Barton Jake - Cisco Adler Jo - Mandy Moore Matt - Lance Bass
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
OMG... i lovvvved that show! Amanda - Megan Fox [w/ blonde hair... she has the fierceness to pull off the role of Amanda] Billy - Adam Brody Allison - Hilarie Burton [One Tree Hill] Jane - Elisha Cuthbert Dr. Michael - James Lafferty [One Tree Hill] Matt - Ryan Gosling Dr. Kimberley - Danneel Harris [One Tree Hill - could pull of the crazy role of Kimberley] Sydney - Amy Davidson [8 Simple Rules] Jo - Rachel Bilson Jake - Emile Hirsch [think bad boy attitude in Lords of Dogtown and Alpha Dog]
jpullman813 jpullman813 9 years
Amanda - Rebecca Budig Billy - Nicholas Brendon Allison - Alexa Havins Jane - Allison Sweeny Michael - Michael Vartan Matt - Shawn Ashmore Kimberly - Marcia Cross (I honestly can't see anyone else playing that role. Everyone says that Heather Locklear saved MP, but I think it was Marcia Cross that saved it. So what if she's in her forties now. Make her a cougar!) Sydney - Melissa Archer (One Life To Live) Jo - Rachel Bilson (without as much makeup as Summer wore) Jake - Shane West
Advah Advah 9 years
OMG OMG soo exciting!! Amanda Woodward (Denise Richards) (heheeh) Billy Campbell (Dean Cain) Allison Parker (Sarah Chalke) Jane Andrews Mancini (Liv Tyler) Dr. Michael Mancini (Ted King) Matt Fielding (Bradley Cooper) Dr. Kimberly Shaw Mancini (Kim Cattrall) (spelling?) Sydney Andrews (Rebecca Gayheart) Jo Reynolds (Martine McCutcheon) Jake Hanson (James Danton)
brittemik brittemik 9 years
Loveee Melrose Place-- Amanda Woodward: Heidi Montag or Kristin Cavallari Billy Campbell: Adrian Grenier Allison Parker: Rachel McAdams Jane Mancini: Keri Russell Michael Mancini: Rob Lowe Matt Fielding: Ryan Seacrest Kimberly Shaw: Sarah Michelle Gellar Sydney Andrews: Lindsay Lohan Jo Reynolds: Mandy Moore Jake Hanson: Ryan Phillipe
casiobeat casiobeat 9 years
Amanda Woodward: Rachel McAdams Billy Campbell: James Van Der Beek Allison Parker: Kate Hudson Jane Andrews Mancini: Kiera Knightley Dr. Michael Mancini: Wilmer Valderrama Matt Fielding: TR Knight Dr. Kimberly Shaw Mancini: Lindsay Lohan Sydney Andrews: Scarlett Johansson Jo Reynolds: Mandy Moore Jake Hanson: Ashton Kutcher
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
OoOoOo, this is a GOOD one!! Amanda Woodward - Ali Larter Billy Campbell - Scott Wolf Allison Parker - Chloe Sevigny Jane Andrews Mancini - Claire Danes Dr. Michael Mancini - Justin Kirk Matt Fielding - TR Knight Dr. Kimberly Shaw Mancini - Jennifer Morrison Sydney Andrews - Lindsay Lohan Jo Reynolds - Evangeline Lilly Jake Hanson - Ryan Reynolds
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