LOS ANGELES - Grant Show, a former resident of "Melrose Place," is moving to a new locale.
Show has signed on to FOX's midseason series "Point Pleasant," a supernatural soap opera from former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" scribe Marti Noxon. He'll play a guy whose presence casts a shadow over the seaside town of the title.
The show's original pilot didn't include Show, and the character he'll now play was a minor one. With him on board, the role will expand significantly, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Point Pleasant" centers on a young woman (Elisabeth Harnois) with strange abilities who washes up on the beach, much to the chagrin of the community. She has a connection with Show's character, although not necessarily a positive one.
FOX ordered 13 episodes of the show in September after passing on it during the spring development season. A second script from Noxon helped change the network's mind.
Show played Jake Hanson on "Melrose Place" for five seasons. More recently, he's done guest-starring arcs on "Six Feet Under" and "Strong Medicine" and starred in the NBC movie "Homeland Security" and Lifetime's "Sex and the Single Mom." He's set to begin work on a sequel to the latter film later this year.
A supernatural soap from a Buffy writer? This I'll watch if given a good time slot.