Trivia / Melrose Place

  • Dawson Casting: Averted as the characters' ages aren't actually mentioned. However, many of the actors were younger than the actors who portrayed the teen characters on the show's progenitor series Beverly Hills, 90210 (e.g. Gabrielle Carteris, Andrea from 90210, was eight months older than Heather Locklear). Also, Laura Leighton (Sydney) was older than Josie Bissett (Jane), though in-series, it was inverted.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
  • Romance on the Set: Several occasions, such as real-life married couple Josie Bissett (Jane) and Rob Estes (Kyle)note  ending up together in the finale, Grant Show (Jake) and Laura Leighton (Sydney) dating and she and Doug Savant (Matt) eventually marrying.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Well, it was set in the 1990s, with then-contemporary references sewn in for good measure.
  • What Could Have Been: Hunter Tylo of The Bold and the Beautiful was to play the original Taylor McBride. However, she was fired due to becoming pregnant, which she had successfully sued the show's creator, Aaron Spelling and the show's producers for her dismissal.