Thanks to Lisa, Gloria, Ron, Jodi, Alyssa, and anyone else who I forgot to mention who sent the news in from AICN and Zap2it about the change of premiere dates :)
BUFFY and ROSWELL to Return Early!!
I am – Hercules!!
UPN’s programming and scheduling department sent out a memo Wednesday indicating that both “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Roswell” will return a week earlier than previously announced.
”Buffy’s” 2-hour premiere will now arrive Oct. 2.
“Roswell’s” opener will launch 9 p.m. Oct. 9.
According to the memo, the moves are being made to get the jump on the copious competition and to build on the momentum of the prior week’s “Enterprise” premiere, which is expected to capture a huge audience.
Zap2It: UPN Bumps Up ‘Buffy,’ ‘Roswell’ Premieres
Thu, Aug 2, 2001 01:32 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) – “Buffy” fans will find out one week sooner how
exactly their heroine is supposed to return from the dead.
UPN has bumped up the season premieres of its newly acquired series “Buffy
the Vampire Slayer” and “Roswell” by a week. They now debut on Tuesday, Oct.
2, at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 9 p.m. respectively.
The network made the move so that “Buffy” would be closer to the premiere of
“Enterprise,” the new “Star Trek” series, which debuts Sept. 26.
“Buffy,” which ended its run on The WB with a what appeared to be a fitting
series (rather than season) finale, starts its UPN stint with a two-hour