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> Description 
"Roswell High" was originally developed by 20th Century Fox Television and Regency Television for the Fox network, though it landed on the WB (re-named simply "Roswell") thanks to the latter network's offer to extend a full 22-episode upfront commitment. The series premiered on October 6, 1999 to generally favorable reviews. Although it quickly garnered an outspoken fanbase, the series almost immediately entered a steady ratings decline that would keep the show under constant threat of cancellation.

In response to the ratings problems, the network ordered the relationship-driven standalone episodes of the early first season to be replaced with more sci-fi themes and multi-episode plot arcs. Starting with the second season, veteran sci-fi writer Ronald D. Moore was brought in to join Katims as an executive producer and showrunner, and to further develop the sci-fi elements. During seasons two and three, members of the fanbase increasingly grow divided between those who had preferred the original style (criticized by opponents as too soapy or melodramatic) versus those who preferred the newer style (criticized by opponents as too dark or convoluted).

In the United States, Roswell lasted for two seasons on the WB. On May 15, 2001, the WB cancelled the series, a move widely anticipated due to the disappointing ratings. But Fox was able to persuade United Paramount Network to pick up Roswell for a third (and ultimately final) season in a deal packaging the underperforming series with Fox's coveted property Buffy The Vampire Slayer which UPN had just managed to steal away from WB in a heated bidding war. However, Roswell failed to hold on to enough of the audience from its new lead-in, Buffy. So once again it faced cancellation. Roswell's final episode aired on May 14, 2002.

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> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing May 14, 2001
Premiere October 5, 1999
Episodes 61
Network WB, UPN
Format/Time Color / 60 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
 
> Cast 
Colin Hanks....   Alex Whitman (1999-2001)
Diane Farr....   Amy De Luca (1999-2001)
Mary Ellen Trainer....   Diane Evans
Katherine Heigl....   Isabel Amanda Evans
John Doe....   Jeff Parker
Adam Rodriguez....   Jesse Esteban Ramirez (2001-2002)
Nick Wechsler....   Kyle Valenti
Shiri Appleby....   Liz Parker
Majandra Delfino....   Maria de Luca
Jason Behr....   Max Evans
Brendan Fehr....   Michael Guerin
Julie Benz....   Miss Topolsky (1999-2000)
Jo Anderson....   Nancy Parker
Jim Ortlieb....   Nasedo (2000)
Garrett M. Brown....   Philip Evans
Devon Gummersall....   Sean De Luca (2001)
William Sadler....   Sheriff Valenti
Emilie de Ravin....   Tess Harding (2000-2001)

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> DVD Releases & Reviews
Season 2 (Twentieth Century Fox)
(October 5, 2004) Buy It (USA) (Canada)
Season 3 (The Final Chapter) (Twentieth Century Fox)
(August 9, 2005) Buy It (USA) (Canada)
 


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