Tyler Perry's 'Too Close to Home' Brings Heather Locklear Back to TV in Guest-Starring Role

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With a resume that includes such TV classics as Melrose Place, Spin City and T.J. Hooker, it definitely means something when Heather Locklear gives your show a compliment -- and the Golden Globe-nominated actress has nothing but great things to say about Tyler Perry's Too Close to Home.

"The writing is amazing!" Locklear, 54, gushes in a behind-the-scenes clip. "The writing is one of the best things I've ever gotten to do."

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The eight-part drama, TLC's first scripted series, follows Anna (Danielle Savre), a young woman who escaped her working-class upbringing in Alabama to start fresh in Washington, D.C. Anna finds herself back in her hometown after a political scandal forces her to return to her roots and all the people she abandoned for a "better life."

Locklear, who is used to playing delicious divas, was cast as a savvy D.C. wife in the series.

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"Once the audience gets hooked in these characters, and once they start to see them, they're going to love them," Perry promises. "They're going to be excited by them. They're going to be invested in them. They're going to root for them!"

Too Close to Home premieres Aug. 22 on TLC.