From William Sadler
Nov 4, 2000

William Sadler reports that ROSWELL will finish Season Two!
On his website, our own Jim Valenti announced that the final 9 episodes of season two have been picked up. The decision was made late Friday night, Nov. 3. That means "Roswell" will get a full 22 episodes this season. He suggests we contact The WB and let them know we're on board for Season Three too!
From Ain't It Cool News
Oct 9, 2000

Absolutely not! In fact, based on the first two episodes of the second season, “Roswell” is in serious contention for most improved show of the season. While it remains at its core a sci-fi soap, the cosmic elements now gracefully dominate, and the comic elements have been sharpened substantially. Now that all of the regulars, including the Valentis, are in on the kids’ alien origins, the show is moving in many new and interesting directions!
From Cinescape
Oct 9, 2000

Moore: 'Roswell' Season 2
Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek, Good Vs. Evil) is talking a lot about what we can expect from the first half of the second season of the WB's Roswell TV series. While talking to's Anna L. Kaplan, Moore revealed loads of info regarding what lies ahead over the next few episodes of the series, saying generally, "We are slowly creating the alien mythology. I wanted to parcel it out and not rush too much of it."
From Cinescape
Oct 6, 2000

The second season of Roswell began with "Skin and Bones", which achieved higher ratings than the last season. According to The WB, 7th Heaven and Roswell helped The WB to the #1 spot for teens, both male and female, on Monday nights. Roswell fans are cheering.
From Hollywood Reporter
Sept 21, 2000

Nutter to develop WBTV series
Director David Nutter ("Disturbing Behavior") has signed a one-year deal with Warner Bros. Television to develop, produce and direct TV series. Nutter has a strong track record in television. He has directed the pilots of James Cameron's new Fox drama "Dark Angel," Fox's "Millennium" and the WB Network's "Roswell," for which he also was an executive producer last season. His other credits include directing multiple episodes of Fox's "The X-Files" and NBC's "ER."
From TV
Sept 20, 2000

Warner Bros. is repackaging the Superman concept, this time as a new series for the WB. The network has completed a 13-episode deal with Warner Bros. TV and Tollin/Robbin Productions for a live-action series that will revolve around a 15-year-old Superman, Variety reports. Targeted for the 2001-02 season, the "Teenage Clark Kent Project" is being written by "Shanghai Noon" screenwriters Miles Millar and Alfred Gough. Brian Robbins ("Varsity Blues") will direct the pilot. Variety says that the per-episode license fee paid by the WB ranks is "among the highest" it has paid for a first-year drama. No word yet on casting.
From Science Fiction Weekly
Sept 18, 2000

New [SF] series have a bigger challenge than usual this fall because premiere season is pushed back a month due to the Olympics. Normally that wouldn't be a problem. But with presidential elections set for November, October's airings are sure to face plenty of interruptions for news and debates. Some new shows may not get a decent showing until December, but by then Christmas will be on the horizon and viewers will be hard-pressed to find time for regular TV viewing until January. For a brand-new show, that much interruption could be deadly. For a returning show hovering on the edge--Roswell, for example, has only 13 episodes to make its case--it's a dangerous situation.
From Sci-Fi Wire
September 15, 2000

Beltran Ready For Voyager Finish
Robert Beltran, who plays Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager, told fans on the official Trek Web site that he won't be sorry to see the series end next year. "I am going to be sad to miss the people that I work with," Beltran said. "But I'm looking forward to moving on to different projects and material."
Elsewhere, Beltran has been vocal in his disdain for Voyager's writing staff and the way actors on the series are treated. But he muted those criticisms in the official Web site fan Q&A.

As you know, I'd like to see Robert Beltran join the cast of Roswell!

From Sci-Fi Wire
September 11, 2000

SF&F Shows Shut Out Of Emmys
Genre television shows were shut out of the prime-time Emmy Awards, presented Sept. 10 by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. 3rd Rock from the Sun star John Lithgow lost the best actor award to Michael J. Fox of Spin City. Among the other top genre nominees, ABC's Arabian Nights lost the miniseries award to HBO's The Corner, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon lost the dramatic writing award to The West Wing's Aaron Sorkin and Rick Cleveland.
Genre shows fared better on Aug. 26, when the so-called "creative Emmys," honoring technical winners, were presented. The winners of the technical awards included The X-Files and Discovery's nonfiction Walking with Dinosaurs, each of whom took home three awards.

From TV Guide
September 9-15 Issue

Match Unmade in Heaven
While [Jason] Katims plans to maintain the momentum and suspense of last season, he's also making room for some romantic regrouping. "We probably should start the season with all the characters in therapy," he says. [Jason] Behr agrees that his character, Max, should definitely hit the couch. "He suffers from an overwhelming sense of abandonment by his parents and Liz," he says. "Max's struggle is to decide wheter to live a normal life as a human with Liz or to accept this enormous responsibility."

From Cinescape
Sept/Oct 2000 Issue

It looks like The Next Generation's Number One might not be numero uno on the next Trek movie. First Contact/Insurrection director Jonathan Frakes currently has another project in development at Paramount, a sci-fi film called Clockstoppers. If that movie gets the green light soon, Frakes might not be available to helm Trek 10. "Clockstoppers is not unlike Back to the Future. It's Paramount and Nickelodeon," Frakes reveals. "It's being written by the guys who wrote Rugrats, and I'm on to direct, so I'm very excited" .

From Cinescape:
September 7, 2000

It looks like the Grim Reaper may be making a visit to one of the major characters in the second season of Roswell. While talking to TV Guide, series co-creator/executive-producer Jason Katims revealed, "What happens to one of the characters in the first episode—not necessarily one of the kids, will lead to a major discovery, and someone might get killed off."

From Sci-Fi Wire
September 6, 2000

The WB Offers Roswell Spoilers
The WB is dropping hints about the sophomore season of its teen alien series Roswell, which premieres Oct. 2. In season two, the three teen aliens--played by Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl and Brendan Fehr--discover that they are not alone on Earth, and Max (Behr) is chosen to lead their exiled people, the WB said.
The teens learn that their destiny is to ensure not only their own survival, but also that of their besieged planet. Meanwhile, the romances that blossomed in the first season are disrupted by the knowledge that the aliens are meant to be only with their own kind. Executive producer Jason Katims, meanwhile, told TV Guide that the show will start with a bang. "What happens to one of the characters in the first episode--not necessarily one of the kids--will lead to a major discovery, and someone may get killed off," he said.
From Cinescape
June 19, 2000

Ronald D. Moore has confirmed that he has jumped on board the Roswell TV series in a co-executive producer capacity. According to TrekWeb, Moore will be second in command on the program after the show's creator and executive producer Jason Katims. While talking to the site, Moore revealed that he sat down and studied the series in preparation of coming on, adding, "There's something very endearing about [the characters] and the show itself, and I'm really starting to enjoy myself as we work on season two."

More from Sept/Oct Issue of Cinescape
The show's sci-fi pedigree will get a big boost in the coming season thanks to a high-profile addition to the behind-the-scenes staff -- former Next Generation/Deep Space Nine writer/producer Ronald D. Moore. "Ron is the creator of some of the great Klingon mythology of Star Trek. He'll help us with the alien mythologyy on Roswell," [Jonathan] Frakes explains.