The formula for "Central Park West" really couldn't lose, could it? Take all the soapy, bitchy, power-suited drama of "Melrose Place," fly it back east to the swank Upper West Side of Manhattan, and boom! Instant hit. One season later, it was canceled. Where did it all go wrong? Was the high-stakes world of publishing not as exciting as the doctors, designers, and high-powered ad executives on "Melrose"? Was Mariel Hemingway too pale a reflection of Heather Locklear? Was the CBS audience not as up for trashy fun as the classless cretins (like us) who watched FOX?
Also, not for nothing, but the show featured one of the most bizarre opening credits of all time: Black and white shots of New York intercut with the cast members' faces projected onto a flapping curtain, backed by the sounds of a woman screaming in ecstasy. Or perhaps because she was pushed off a building.
Anyway, "CPW" became infamous as "that show Darren Star tried in between 'Melrose' and 'Sex and the City.'" So what happened to the stars once the last issue of Communique magazine was put to bed? Check out our slideshow and see!