By now you're probably aware that Hollywood has chosen to barf up another show it only recently swallowed -- Melrose Place. (Gotta stay thin!) The show, which focuses on life in the Hollywood fast lane, was a huge hit in the 1990s. While fictionalized, I have no doubt that a goodly portion of the show was based on the reality that accompanied 5% unemployment, a surging advertising market and endless consumer spending.
Times change, but apparently network execs didn't notice. Based on previews and promotional materials, MP: 2009 appears to ignore 9.7% unemployment, a surging home foreclosure market and a sputtering consumer spending.
But that's why I'm here. I recently too a stroll down to the real Melrose Place and came up with a more apt ad campaign to replace "Tuesday's are a bitch"...
8450 Melrose Place
8459 Melrose Place
650 La Cienega @ Melrose Place
8432 Melrose Place
8422 Melrose Place (closed after only 11 months)
8408 Melrose Place