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was a sci-fi series created by Jason Katims. The series ran between October 1999 and May 2002. Described by one reviewer as "a star-crossed teen-age love story with an otherworldly twist" (Roberts, Associated Press, September 29, 1999), the series focused on teenaged aliens passing as humans in Roswell, New Mexico.
The aliens are survivors of a 1947 UFO crash popularly known as The Roswell Incident. One of the aliens, Max Evans, played by Jason Behr, falls in love with human Liz Parker, played by Shiri Appleby. Season 2 DVD pictureThe series pilot was based on the "Roswell High" young adult book series, written by Melinda Metz and published by Pocket Books. In some countries, the TV series aired under the "Roswell High" title.
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 grew divided between those who had preferred the original style (criticized by opponents as too soapy or melodramatic) versus those ......
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