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Melrose Place fave to ‘guest star’ on Tyler Perry drama!

“Melrose Place” and “Spin City” alum Heather Locklear will guest star in Tyler Perry’s latest TV series, “Too Close to Home”, which began production in Atlanta this week.

Written, directed and produced by the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : Out of the Shadows” star, the eight-part drama tells the story of a young woman who escaped her working class upbringing to discover unparalleled success in the fast-paced D.C. political circuit.

“Twin Peaks” actor Matt Battaglia will also do a guest stint on the show, which is slated to premiere later this summer.

Danielle Savre will star as the lead Anna. Brock O’Hurn, Kelly Sullivan, Brad Benedict and Brooke Anne Smith also star.

Series regulars include Alpha Trivette, Trisha Rae Stahl, Robert Craighead, Annie Thrash, and Curran Walters. Recurring cast members are Ashley Love-Mills, Nick Ballard, Charles Justo, Christian Ochoa, and Justin Gabriel.

“We are thrilled with this dynamic cast for our first ever scripted project on TLC,” said Nancy Daniels, President and General Manager, TLC. “Tyler Perry has proven time and time again that his characters are at the crux of great storytelling. Too Close to Home is yet another example of that, and we know our viewers will be enthralled with how this story unfolds.”

The story follows Anna, a young woman who escaped her working class upbringing in Alabama to start fresh in Washington, D.C. After making national headlines in a major political scandal involving one of the nation’s most powerful players, she is forced to return to her roots and face a past she thought she left behind. Seeking help and forgiveness from the same people she abandoned for a “better” life, Anna finds herself right back where she worked so hard to escape… Too Close to Home.

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