Scifi: Roswell Fans Take On UPN

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Roswell Fans Take On UPN

Fans of The WB’s canceled teen alien series Roswell have mailed more than 12,000 bottles of Tabasco–the aliens’ favorite condiment–to UPN in hopes of persuading them to pick the show up for a third season. On May 15, The WB dropped Roswell from its fall schedule; a similar letter-writing and petition campaign was instrumental in The WB’s renewing Roswell for a second season last year.

The “Spice Up Your Lineup–Add Roswell to UPN” campaign is organized in part by denizens of the Roswell 2 fan Web site. The campaign started about a month ago.

The New York Post, meanwhile, reported that Roswell executives went to UPN and dropped off an online petition to save the show that was signed by about 30,000 fans. “Aren’t these the kind of fans that networks pray for?” executive producer Kevin Brown told the Post. UPN unveils its fall schedule on May 17. UPN has already acquired The WB’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer