Heather Locklear Cast Too Close to Home

Heather Locklear, Y&R's Kelly Sullivan Cast in Tyler Perry's New TLC Drama

Move over, Mellie — Heather Locklear will guest-star as a sly D.C. wife in TLC’s first scripted series Too Close to Home. In addition, Kelly Sullivan — currently haunting The Young and the Restless as Sage (R.I.P.) — has landed one of the leads, our sister site Deadline reports.Show #10828

The eight-episode drama — written, directed and produced by the indefatigable Tyler Perry — focuses on Heroes alum Danielle Savre’s Anna, a blue-collar Alabaman forced to return to her roots after starting over in the nation’s capital… and getting caught up in a political scandal with a real mover and shaker. (Gonna go out on a limb here and speculate that the erstwhile Amanda Woodward’s character, Katelyn, is hitched to the disgraced power monger.)

“We are thrilled with this dynamic cast,” which also includes Matt Battaglia (Queer as Folk), TLC president Nancy Daniels said in a statement. Moreover, “Tyler Perry has proven time and time again that his characters are at the crux of great storytelling. Too Close to Home is yet another example of that, and we know our viewers will be enthralled with how this story unfolds.”

What do you think? Will you give the show a try when it premieres later this summer?