Fans Rally Again For Roswell

Thanks to Thicket for sending this in

From SciFi Wire:

More than 11,750 fans of UPN’s teen-alien series Roswell have signed on online petition to keep the show alive for one more season. “Roswell is a great television program, and I am helping all Roswell fans to start early in the quest to have Roswell reach its fourth birthday,” the petition reads.

Though official word won’t come out about the low-rated series’ future until later this spring, fears have run rampant that UPN will cancel the show. Co-star Majandra Delfino earlier posted on her Web site that she expected the show to go off the air, and it’s believed that the network has already cut the series’ current third-season order of episodes to 18 from the original 20.

Fan action has kept the show alive before. At the end of the show’s first season, a deluge of fan mail–and tiny Tabasco bottles, the aliens’ condiment of choice–persuaded the show’s then-network, The WB, to renew it for one more year. For now, UPN has put Roswell on a brief hiatus until April, when it returns with new episodes Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.