By • May 16th, 2001 • Category: Roswell

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UPN Buys Roswell at the Buzzer

By Joe Schlosser
Broadcasting & Cable
5/16/01 7:55:00 PM

United Paramount Network grabbed Roswell from The WB Television Network in an 11th-hour rebound play that seemed apropos after UPN bought Buffy the Vampire Slayer before it.

Buffy and Roswell, both 20th Century Television productions, will be a Tuesday-night science-fiction tandem in UPN’s fall lineup. The WB had passed on renewing Roswell, but it was outbid by UPN for Buffy. UPN’s other big stretch for the fall season is its new Star Trek Enterprise from Paramount Television with Scott Bakula at the helm at 8 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Special Unit Two, also from Paramount, which has had midseason exposure. Paramount also contributes Monday-night sitcom One on One at 8:30, between The Hughleys and The Parkers. WWF Smackdown comes back as UPN’s Thursday-night ticket, and Friday, UPN goes to the movies.

Not coming back is Brandi vehicle Moesha. UPN considered the Jamie Fox Variety Show for Monday night, but the network decided to pass on it.

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