Why “Roswell” Refuses to Die

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Ian Spelling

It’s the show no one can kill.

“Roswell” barely made it onto the air three years ago. The WB network picked it up only after Fox, despite great pilot buzz, passed on the right to take the show to series. Then low first-season ratings doomed it to the scrap heap, but die-hard fans flooded WB executives with enough bottles of Tabasco sauce to ensure a second season.

Season two came and went, and once again “Roswell” sat precariously on the bubble. It seemed like the end of the road for the agonizing “Romeo and Juliet” relationship between the human Liz (Shiri Appleby) and the alien Max (Jason Behr), not to mention their human allies (Majandra Delfino, William Sadler and Nick Wechsler) and alien pals (Katherine Heigl and Brendan Fehr).

But then the rumors started: WB was canceling “Roswell,” but UPN would pick it up.