“Roswell” Officially Picked Up

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Saturday May 13 1:46 AM ET
“Roswell” Officially Picked Up

LOS ANGELES ( – Fans of The WB’s critically-acclaimed sci-fi
series “Roswell” don’t have to worry about saying good-bye to their favorite
aliens on the season finale Monday. UltimateTV has learned that the show has
been renewed for at least thirteen episodes for the 2000-2001 season.

Since its move to Monday nights in April, “Roswell” has garnered some of the
best ratings in the 9 p.m. timeselot since The WB began. It currently ranks
125-season-to-date among all shows,with a average rating of 2.6/4. It is the
second highest-rated freshman show on the net behind “Angel,” which has also
been renewed.

While the show began the season with high expections on Wednesday nights at 9
p.m, its storylines, which blended teen romance with science fiction, found
strong competition from UPN’s “Star Trek: Voyager” and NBC’s “The West Wing.”
The move to Mondays, plus a surprisingly ingenious fan campaign to save the
show (by sending in bottles of Tabasco sauce to the net) apparently helped
The WB decide to pick the series up for a second season.

Along with “Roswell,” freshman comedy “Popular” is expected to return along
with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “7th Heaven,” “Charmed,” and “Dawson’s
Creek.” The WB officially unveils its new schedule Tuesday morning


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