Looking at 200 through ‘Melrose’-colored glasses

Alto Palato eatery hosts 'MP's' milestone celebration

Primetime sudser “Melrose Place” celebrated its 200th episode Sept. 9 at L.A. eatery Alto Palato. The evening had a celebratory and jovial mood with cast members mingling comfortably with guests.

The cast gathered around a huge cake to kick off the festivities. Fox Entertainment prexy Peter Roth introduced exec producer Aaron Spelling, calling the TV legend “his dear friend and mentor.”

“MP’s” Thomas Calabro provided the evening’s comic relief by getting a faceful of cake. For those without such a sweet tooth, a buffet of pasta, chicken and salad was provided.

‘Luckiest guy’

Post-event, Spelling called himself the “luckiest man in the world” and said celebrating “MP’s” 200th feels “like winning the World Series.” Doing as many as 34 episodes a season, the show will hit 227 by season’s end. Spelling says he cannot choose a favorite character, though he has an admitted soft spot for Heather Locklear, who has brought him luck three times over with her roles in “TJ Hooker,” “Dynasty” and “Melrose Place.” “Whenever you put her on a show, it works.”

The 200th episode airs Sept. 14 on Fox.

So what will the seventh season bring? When asked what is in store for his character this year, returning cast member Jack Wagner (Dr. Peter Burns) deadpanned, “a brunette.” And what about Locklear’s Amanda Woodward?

“Bigger, better, more.”

More Scene

  • Ryan Murphy Pose

    Ryan Murphy on 'Showrunning as Advocacy' and the Post-Me Too 'Age of Enlightenment'

    Primetime sudser “Melrose Place” celebrated its 200th episode Sept. 9 at L.A. eatery Alto Palato. The evening had a celebratory and jovial mood with cast members mingling comfortably with guests. The cast gathered around a huge cake to kick off the festivities. Fox Entertainment prexy Peter Roth introduced exec producer Aaron Spelling, calling the TV […]

  • 'The Sinner' film premiere

    Jessica Biel Closes Her Kid-Friendly Au Fudge Restaurant

    Primetime sudser “Melrose Place” celebrated its 200th episode Sept. 9 at L.A. eatery Alto Palato. The evening had a celebratory and jovial mood with cast members mingling comfortably with guests. The cast gathered around a huge cake to kick off the festivities. Fox Entertainment prexy Peter Roth introduced exec producer Aaron Spelling, calling the TV […]

  • Comedy Converstion with L to R:

    Just for Laughs Festival Honors Tiffany Haddish, Hannah Gadsby, More

    Primetime sudser “Melrose Place” celebrated its 200th episode Sept. 9 at L.A. eatery Alto Palato. The evening had a celebratory and jovial mood with cast members mingling comfortably with guests. The cast gathered around a huge cake to kick off the festivities. Fox Entertainment prexy Peter Roth introduced exec producer Aaron Spelling, calling the TV […]

  • Paul Krassner Memoir Illustration

    Paul Krassner on Resisting With Humor

    Primetime sudser “Melrose Place” celebrated its 200th episode Sept. 9 at L.A. eatery Alto Palato. The evening had a celebratory and jovial mood with cast members mingling comfortably with guests. The cast gathered around a huge cake to kick off the festivities. Fox Entertainment prexy Peter Roth introduced exec producer Aaron Spelling, calling the TV […]

  • Just for Laughs Festival Montreal

    Just for Laughs Festival Is the Coachella of Comedy

    Primetime sudser “Melrose Place” celebrated its 200th episode Sept. 9 at L.A. eatery Alto Palato. The evening had a celebratory and jovial mood with cast members mingling comfortably with guests. The cast gathered around a huge cake to kick off the festivities. Fox Entertainment prexy Peter Roth introduced exec producer Aaron Spelling, calling the TV […]

  • National Comedy Center Set To Open

    National Comedy Center Set To Open During Lucille Ball Fest

    Primetime sudser “Melrose Place” celebrated its 200th episode Sept. 9 at L.A. eatery Alto Palato. The evening had a celebratory and jovial mood with cast members mingling comfortably with guests. The cast gathered around a huge cake to kick off the festivities. Fox Entertainment prexy Peter Roth introduced exec producer Aaron Spelling, calling the TV […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content