Ashlee Simpson-Wentz and her co-star Colin Egglesfield will be moving out from Melrose Place after her final episode "Who Killed Sydney?” murder mystery air in January next year.
The show's executive producer Todd Slavkin has confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly, "We felt that once the murder mystery [involving their characters] was resolved, the tone of the show was going to shift ... and [Simpson-Wentz's] character would move on."
But original Melrose vixen Heather Locklear has returned to the show for upcoming episodes that will premiere next month. And she is "... in every episode moving forward. She's a major focus [of the show]." according to Slavkin.
Simpson-Wentz and her costar "took it like professionals. When you go into a show you never know what's going to evolve and what the possibilities are . . . it wasn't a complete shock”, Slavkin said.