Ashlee Simpson is joining the CW's "Melrose Place" update. This marks her return to a TV series since her big break on WB's "7th Heaven" back in 2002.
The singer will place Melrose Place's newest resident called Violet who is, according to sources, a bright-eyed and shrewd girl form a small town who comes to L.A. with a secret. Her character has similaries to the original series' Sandy Harling character played back then bt Amy Locane.
The Darren Star created version is produced by CBS Paramount Television.
Simpson-Wentz was last seen in an episode of "CSI NY" and before that in the badly rated Meiert Avis directed "Undiscovered" for Lionsgate.