Thought I'd devote a thread to who any of you would cast if Peyton Place received a remake. What stars of today can you see in the shows' roles? I have several candidates for Constance MacKenzie, my top choice still being January Jones. Both are icy blondes with troubled relationships with their respective daughters, but there are a lot of differences between Connie and Betty Draper: Connie's a working single mother with her own business, and gets to have a multitude of romantic interests (Dr. Michael Rossi, Principal Tomas Kyros, Elliot Carson, Leslie Harrington). Plus Connie remains one of the main characters for the entire series run, and gets to go from icy to warm (the opposite of Betty, who started off warm but then became icy), and ends up getting to have several seasons worth of quality time with her daughter. And unlike the non-confrontational Betty who remains stuck in her gilded cage throughout her series, Constance gets to go out and have her own adventures and be apart of the main plot. Plus Connie swears more and has more rebellious/naughty fun. In fact, I ended up imagining Jon Hamm in the role of Dr. Michael Rossi. Hamm said he didn't want to play another Don Draper, and my vision of Dr. Rossi fulfills that wish: Unlike the promiscuous Don, Mike Rossi has a much smaller amount of women he becomes involved with (he seriously pursues Connie before marrying her in Season 6, and remains faithful; the only other woman he has any romantic link to is Ann Colby, and that's only because in Seasons 3 and 4, he believes nothing will happen between him and Connie). He also, obviously, has a different profession, is a lot more honest and blunt, not to mention has fewer hangups, isn't a drunk, and forms real connections with his fellow townsfolk, unlike Don Draper, who prefers to dazzle strangers. Plus, having Jones and Hamm back together again could serve as a quasi-wish fulfillment for those who wanted Don and Betty to get back together. What about the rest of you? Who do you think would do great in this hypothetical new series?