Additional News and Updates On ‘Roswell’

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Thanks to UncleMartin for this:

Didn’t know if you got this already
The Futon Critic asking who’s behind the conspiracy to hide the truth about Roswell’s ratings also there is a response to last Thursday’s featured article

Thanks to MmmTabAScO for this:

Please, sir, may I have a mother?
By Sarah Vowell
Feb. 2, 2000
http://www.salon.com/ent/col/vowe/2000/02/02/vowell_wb/index.html

Despite the WB’s reputation as the teen-sex network, its shows, including “Dawson’s Creek,” “Popular,” “Charmed” and “Roswell,” owe their appeal more to the damaged-family yearnings of 19th century novels by Charlotte Brontë or Charles Dickens than to sheer skin.

Thanks to Lesley for this:

In the April 2001 issue of “Seventeen” there is an article about ‘Reading the stars…”. Its about what photo positions say about people. There is a picture of Brendan and Jason with their arms around each other and they are smiling at a camera. Below it reads….”Brendan Fehr- Hanging with his bud, Fehr indicates that he’s more than just a sweet guy who loves to play board games. Partially tucking his hand in his pocket, Fehr seems at ease with himself–the kind of guy who’s fun to be around. Jason Behr- Strong and silent on Roswell, Behr’s body does the talking offscreen, too. His stance suggests he values his friendship with Fehr, while extending an air of self-confidence.”

Thanks to Liz for this:

Albeit the mention is ever so brief, there is a New York
Times article that mentions Roswell as a show that teens
like to analyze.

NY Times Article

Thanks to Sheila and Faile for this:

From Fanforum
Posted by Faile

This is an article from Chicago Sun Times –

“Gilmore Girls” (7 p.m., WGN-Channel 9)–E-mailers are campaigning for this show, but it doesn’t look to be in trouble. In fact, the WB has decided to rerun its oft-missed Thursday episodes in the Monday slot where “Roswell” has floundered. Now “Roswell”–there’s a show in trouble.

Gilmore Girls” (8 p.m., WGN-Channel 9)–Because “Roswell” has been tanking and this Thursday night entry gets great buzz despite being opposite “Friends” and “Survivor,” the WB is showcasing it here. Don’t be surprised if this becomes the companion piece to “7th Heaven” next season.

Thanks to Tina for this:

Just thought I’d let you know that there is a poster of Roswell in the latest edition of BIG HIT magazine here in Australia.

Thanks to Samantha for this:

People, I was on www.ew.com and they had a headline that read, “Will your favourite TV shows get axed?”
Praying they wouldn’t mention Roswell, I held my breath and clicked. No, they don’t mention Roswell as one, BUT this made be nervous!…..

NETWORK THE WB
ON THE EDGE ”Popular,” ”Jack and Jill,” ”The Gilmore Girls”
UN-‘POPULAR’ A critical hit, ”Popular” hasn’t been able to seduce viewers. Ranked No. 133 last season, the savvy high school comedy isn’t faring any better this year — and the WB is only willing to coast on critical raves for so long. ”The show is extremely vulnerable,” says says Marc Berman of Mediaweek. ”I’m 90 percent sure it isn’t coming back.”
DOWN THE HILL Though the WB rejuvenated ”Felicity,” its time slot buddy wasn’t so lucky. This month ”Jack and Jill” was whomped by UPN’s ”Voyager” (which will soon be off the air) by a painful 117 percent. In other words, Amanda Peet fans will soon have to see her at the movies.
‘GIRLS’ WANT TO HAVE RERUNS ”The Gilmore Girls” is getting clobbered on Thursday nights trying to face down both ”Friends” and ”Survivor” 2. But because critics (like EW’s Bruce Fretts) love the show, the WB will likely give it another chance. But couldn’t they give it another chance on Mondays?

People, please, please continue campaining until we get the offical go that there will be a 3rd FULL season. PLEASE!

Thanks to Tyrame for this:

The May 2001 issue of Celebrity Hairstyles features Emilie, Majandra, and
Shiri.

Thanks to Samantha for this:

I came across this Roswell mention on this site: http://www.iagency.com/public_relations/archives/2000/fastband.03.07.00.html

“In November 1999 two mediums blurred together as two WB Network television shows showcase songs by two FastBand Digital Recordings bands. Dragmatic’s “If” and Skycopter 9’s “Cosmic Explosion” were featured on episodes of WB’s Dawson’s Creek and Roswell respectively. Viewers of Dawson Creek were able to immediately download the Dragmatic’s song “If,” that they just heard on the show.”

Thanks to shapeshifter for this:

This is the same page where the LA party was mentioned, but you might want
to mention that Roswell is still in the Top Ten Sci Fi shows for week
according to Scifi.com. This might be encouraging after the bad press Yahoo
and others gave the show last week.
Sci-Fi Article

Thanks to Sarah for this:

I am not sure if this has been sent to you or not but in the magazine
teen movie line(winter 2000) on page 34 there is a tiny ‘star sighting’
writing of Majandra Delfino being spotted in Starbucks on Larchmont
Blvd. in Studio city( i think).On page 38 there is a pic of Jason Behr.I
think it said something about him maybe being in a movie called Hart’s
War (maybe??).On pages 58-63 there are photos of Brendon Fehr and a
interview with him questioned by Jeffrey Epstein.One of the pics he has
is with Majandra Delfino. On page 94 there is another pic of Jason Behr
where they have the monthly horoscopes.He was Capricorn of the month.
the website of the magazine is www.teenmovieline.com

Thanks to Christy for this:

In the Reader’s Picks in the April 2001 issue of J-14: Jason Behr is #7 (#5
last issue ooh he dropped 2 spots!),Roswell is at #7 for Best TV Shows
(stayed in the same place since last issue),Valentine (Katherine’s movie) is
at #2 for Favorite movies,Get Over It (Colin’s movie) is at #4 for favorite
Movies.
Looks pretty good but I think we could do better for Best TV Shows and
Hottest TV Stars. Start voting!

Thanks to Sushi Lover for this:

on the part 2 cover of the Nassau Long Island NY newspaper newsday
wednesday,march,7,2001 is a photo of the seventeen magazine with shiri
and mandjra on the cover did not read the artical but did notice the
cover of the newspaper. thought this info would be cool

Thanks to (~ tchele ~) for this:

OK This isnt related to Roswell exactly, but it shows the shows that are on
the verge of cancellation. Roswell is NOT among them!
I got this off of DarkAngelfan.com
Show Down

Will your favorite TV shows get axed? Don’t expect ”Popular,” ”Norm,”
”DAG,” or ”Jack and Jill” to return next season by Liane Bonin

The primetime bloodletting began this week as networks slashed the first
round of ratings weaklings from their schedules. CBS gave ”Bette” the boot
(just one episode after ”Airplane” star Robert Hays made his debut as her
new husband), while the WB dropped the sketch comedy ”Hype” and Eddie
Murphy’s animated ”The PJs.”

But the TV massacre is just getting started. EW.com gives you our spin on
which shows will be toast — and which could eke out a renewal notice —
when the fall schedule is unveiled this May.

NETWORK THE WB
ON THE EDGE ”Popular,” ”Jack and Jill,” ”The Gilmore Girls”
UN-‘POPULAR’ A critical hit, ”Popular” hasn’t been able to seduce viewers.
Ranked No. 133 last season, the savvy high school comedy isn’t faring any
better this year — and the WB is only willing to coast on critical raves
for so long. ”The show is extremely vulnerable,” says says Marc Berman of
Mediaweek. ”I’m 90 percent sure it isn’t coming back.”
DOWN THE HILL Though the WB rejuvenated ”Felicity,” its time slot buddy
wasn’t so lucky. This month ”Jack and Jill” was whomped by UPN’s
”Voyager” (which will soon be off the air) by a painful 117 percent. In
other words, Amanda Peet fans will soon have to see her at the movies.
‘GIRLS’ WANT TO HAVE RERUNS ”The Gilmore Girls” is getting clobbered on
Thursday nights trying to face down both ”Friends” and ”Survivor” 2. But
because critics (like EW’s Bruce Fretts) love the show, the WB will likely
give it another chance. But couldn’t they give it another chance on Mondays?

NETWORK NBC
ON THE EDGE ”Third Rock from the Sun,” ”DAG,” ”The Weber Show”
‘ROCK’ OF AGING After 29 Emmy nominations and eight seasons, ”Third Rock”
is facing the black hole of cancellation. Though NBC hasn’t made an official
announcement, producers have already prepared for the show’s extermination
by filming a ”final” episode with Elvis Costello crooning ”Fly Me to the
Moon.” Not only has the sitcom slipped dramatically in the ratings, its
stars are raking in more dough than NBC can justify paying out for a flop.
Last year John Lithgow snared a hefty $200,000 per episode. Need we say
more?
‘DAG’ WILL BE BAGGED The polished comic timing of David Alan Grier and a
cameo by Lil’ Kim (who played a temp) couldn’t boost ”DAG”’s abysmal
ratings. Though the show made a promising debut in 22nd place, it didn’t
stay there long, dropping to 47th. ”There’s no way it’s coming back,” says
Berman. ”NBC will want to try something new.”
‘WEBER’ IS CURSED Despite a title change from the prophetic ”Cursed” and a
midseason makeover, ”Weber” hasn’t improved its luck. NBC yanked the show
prior to February sweeps. Though star Weber told EW he thought escaping a
timeslot opposite ”Survivor” 2 was a blessing in disguise, critics don’t
agree. ”That’s a bad sign,” says Tom Watson of Western Initiative Media.
”It means the network just doesn’t consider it strong enough to survive
sweeps.”

NETWORK ABC
ON THE EDGE ”The Geena Davis Show,” ”Two Guys and a Girl,” ”Norm,”
”Spin City”
‘GEE’ WHIZ? Davis’ see through dress at the Oscars was only the first sign
of desperation. Her sitcom was critically savaged (EW gave it a D) and
quickly sank in the ratings despite its Top 20 debut. But don’t count
”Geena” out completely: ”It’s scheduled to return later this season,”
says Berman. ”But it’s very iffy.”
‘NORM,’ ‘TWO GIRLS’ On Friday nights, these so so sitcoms have hovered near
invisibility, scoring even lower ratings than Gabriel Byrne’s short lived
”Madigan Men.” Even so, ”Two Girls” may have a shot at renewal.
”Keeping it for a fourth season may be worth it just to sell it for
syndication rights,” says Berman. But ”Norm”? Berman shoots back,
”Forget it.”
‘SPIN’ CONTROL Critics are mixed on the fate of ”Spin City,” starring
Charlie Sheen and Heather Locklear. ”The ratings have been dropping
significantly,” says Berman. ”It can’t anchor a time period anymore, and
ABC is preempting it for about six weeks to try a new show.” But Watson
argues that the series is being ”rested” for May sweeps: ”There are only
22 episodes of most shows, so you need to bench your key players during
March and April. This is actually a good sign for ‘Spin City.”’

NETWORK CBS
ON THE EDGE ”Some of My Best Friends,” ”The Fugitive,” ”That’s Life”
LESS THAN ‘FRIENDS’ This ”Will & Grace” rip off debuted in a pitiful
fourth place Feb. 28 to vicious reviews (EW gave it a D+ and deemed the
show’s gay and Italian American stereotypes equally offensive). Its ratings
were only slightly better than the now canned ”Bette.” ”Even if it seems
like it’s too soon to cancel this one, with those numbers it was dead on
arrival,” says Berman.
‘FUGITIVE’ FROM SUCCESS Despite a tie in to a hit movie and plenty of pre-
launch hype, ”The Fugitive”’s ratings have been dwindling since the fall.
After taking over ”CSI”’s Friday at 9 p.m. time slot, the show scored 5
million fewer viewers. Even when producers added a love interest (Stacey
Edwards) for the elusive Dr. Richard Kimble (”Wings”’ Tim Daly), the
downward spiral continued. This time, it looks like ”The Fugitive” is
getting away for good.
SIGNS OF ‘LIFE’ Though ”That’s Life” is struggling in its Saturday at 8
p.m. time slot (despite the presence of Oscar nominee Ellen Burstyn), there
is a ray of hope. CBS is counting on its 9 p.m. social worker follow up,
”Kate Brasher.” ”If ‘Brasher’ does well, CBS could have a two hour block
of female dramas,” says Berman. ”But the odds for both shows are 50 –
50.”

NETWORK FOX

ON THE EDGE ”Grounded for Life”
GETTING ‘GROUNDED’ It’s been a good year for Fox, thanks to the reality hit
”Temptation Island” and solid Monday and Tuesday night lineups (”Boston
Public,” ”Ally McBeal,” ”That 70’s Show,” ”Titus,” and ”Dark
Angel”). But now that ”Temptation” is off the air, its previous lead in,
”Grounded for Life,” could falter. ”It’s the only thing on that network
that might be shaky,” says Berman. ”And the ratings did slip this week.
Still, I think Fox will want it back.”

NETWORK UPN
ON THE EDGE ”Celebrity Deathmatch,” ”Level 9”
‘DEATHMATCH’ DIVE UPN has discovered that rehashing MTV’s leftovers is no
guarantee of bringing in that ever desirable male teen demographic. The
claymation mayhem show is the lowest rated in its time slot.
‘LEVEL’-ING OFF? Currently on hiatus, ”Level 9” follows a group of
computer experts who track down techno- terrorists and hunt for viruses.
Yawn. Last minute cast changes didn’t help. But with the cult hit
”Voyager” signing off this season, UPN may decide to hold on to the
techno- heavy show to cling to any lingering ”Voyager” geeks. Still,
overall, UPN is hanging by a thread. Other than the spark of ”The Parkers”
and ”Moesha,” the network is a hit free zone.

Thanks to Disczone for this:

Hey all I was bored and got the new Roswell Radio and found the Official Roswell site at. They have interviews with Jason, Kathrine and more. So check it out at http://www.wpix.com/entertainment/wb/roswell/index.fhtml. Also check out the Roswell Radio with music that appears on the show at http://stations.mp3s.com/stations/133/radio_roswell_-_a_musical_.html