"Melrose Place" is about to get deliciously ugly -- Heather Locklear will reprise her role as bad girl Amanda Woodward on the revamped series.
"We're ecstatic to have the chance to bring Amanda Woodward back to Melrose Place," executive producers Todd Slavkin and Darren Swimmer revealed in a statement to Us Weekly. "Heather's involvement in the show is something we've been working on for some time as we couldn't imagine creating and producing this show without the iconic character's inclusion."
Locklear, 47, was reportedly "surprised at how much she liked" the new show, and is scheduled to return to "Melrose Place" November 17. A Locklear source tells the magazine that the gig will be good for the actress. "She is in great spirits and good shape. This is a perfect time to show everyone how well she is doing."
Heather's character Amanda was last seen faking her own death in the 1999 finale of the original primetime soap.
In June 2008 Heather spent four weeks in treatment for anxiety and depression. In September 2008 she was arrested in Santa Barbara after being pulled over for driving erratically -- leading to a plea of reckless driving in January, attributed to her prescription medication.
"Melrose Place" airs tonight on the CW.