Ashlee Simpson-Wentz will star as a lead on the CW's new version of Melrose Place.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer-actress is returning to series television seven years after landing her breakthrough role on the WB's 7th Heaven.

On the CBS Par-produced Melrose Place, Simpson-Wentz will play Melrose Place's newest resident, Violet, a bright-eyed but shrewd small-town girl and recent L.A. transplant who has come to town with a secret.

Her character draws parallels to the original series' blond, budding-Southern-belle starlet, Sandy Harling (Amy Locane).

On the new Melrose Place, Simpson-Wentz joins the previously cast Michael Rady and Katie Cassidy.