UPN Press Release on Fall Schedule

By • May 17th, 2001 • Category: Roswell

Courtesy of the UPN Media Site:

Press Release

UPN ANNOUNCES 2001-2002 PRIMETIME SCHEDULE

— “Buffy” Fans Find Their Favorite Slayer Stays on Tuesdays at 8pm;
“Roswell” Safely Lands at UPN on Tuesdays at 9pm —

— “One on One” Joins the Number One Night on Television for African-Americans —

— “Enterprise” to Boldly Go Wednesdays at 8pm —

NEW YORK, May 17, 2001 . . . United Paramount Network announced its 2001-2002 primetime schedule today with three new dramas, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, the hit sensation among young adults, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar; ENTERPRISE, the latest installment in the Star Trek franchise, starring Scott Bakula (“American Beauty,” “Quantum Leap”), which takes fans back to a time before Kirk, Picard, Sisko and Janeway; and ROSWELL, the sci-fi drama exploring the unique relationships between a group of teen-aged aliens and human beings in the infamous desert town of Roswell, New Mexico. Additionally, UPN has added ONE ON ONE, a new comedy starring Kyla Pratt and Flex Alexander about a precocious young girl raised by her playboy single father, to its schedule for the coming fall season. The announcement was made at Madison Square Garden by Tom Nunan, President, Entertainment, UPN.

In addition, UPN has ordered STEPHEN KING’S THE DEAD ZONE, starring Anthony Michael Hall, for mid-season. The drama is based on the horror master’s classic novel about a man who awakes from a coma to find that he now possesses the ability to see into people’s lives at the slightest touch.

Nunan also announced some of UPN’s specials for the coming year, including THE SOURCE HIP-HOP MUSIC AWARDS 2001, celebrating the best and the brightest in the hip-hop and rap music world; MO’NIQUE’S HOLIDAY HOUSE PARTY, a fresh, comedic take on the holidays in classic Mo’Nique style; IRON CHEF SHOWDOWN IN LAS VEGAS, a culinary competition based on the international franchise, with William Shatner presiding as the “Chairman;” and REBUILD YOUR LIFE, a new reality series in which families are given the opportunity to start over in an exotic location, free from the stress of their day-to-day lives.

UPN’s 2001-02 season premiere dates will be announced shortly. Descriptions of new series are listed below:

DRAMAS

“ROSWELL” (Tuesday, 9:00-10:00 pm, ET/PT)
Also making its UPN debut this coming fall, ROSWELL is an engaging teen drama with a sci-fi twist set against the backdrop of Roswell, New Mexico, the mysterious desert town made infamous by the alleged crash landing of a UFO in 1947. Unbeknownst to the US government, which categorically denies the event, Max Evans, his sister Isabel and Michael Guerin have managed to conceal their extraterrestrial identities by taking on human form as teenagers. But the shooting of classmate Liz Parker forces Max to use his extraordinary powers to save her life, and their ensuing relationship brings Liz and her best friend Maria DeLuca into the fold. Their lives forever intertwined, this group of aliens and humans form an indelible bond. Though they are from another world, Max, Isabel and Michael must still contend with the struggles and joys of growing up human and finding their own identity. The series stars Jason Behr as Max Evans, Shiri Appleby as Liz Parker, Katherine Heigl as Isabel Evans, Brendan Fehr as Michael Guerin, Majandra Delfino as Maria DeLuca, Nick Weschler as Kyle Valenti and William Sadler as Sheriff Jim Valenti, Jr. Executive producers of the series are Jason Katims, Kevin Kelley Brown, Jonathan Frakes and Lisa J. Olin. The series co-executive producer is Ronald D. Moore. It is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television and Regency Television.

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