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WB TV’s ‘Roswell’ series is saved by aliens’ Tabasco sauce
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Jason Behr and Shiri Appleby fight on in “Roswell.”
By Tracy L. Scott / Washington Post
The WB TV series Roswell was on the verge of extinction, but thanks to the Internet and a few thousand bottles of Tabasco sauce, the show and its fans are enjoying another television season.
The science-fiction drama, centered on teens descended from aliens who landed near the New Mexico town in 1947, premiered in 1999. When it came up for renewal, the show was “on the proverbial fence,” according to Brad Turell, executive vice-president of network communications. “It was in question whether it would come back or not.”
For fans of the show, leaving that question up to network executives was not an option.
“Over 3,000 bottles of Tabasco sauce were sent from all over the country,” says WB publicist Suzanne Gomez. “The fans wanted to make sure the show was picked up for the next season.”