Coming as a surprise to no one who has been following the story for the last few months, UPN announced today it has cancelled the teenage-alien-angst drama ROSWELL. The final episode will air May 14.
"I would like to thank 20th Century Fox Television, UPN and especially our fans, whose combined efforts helped get us a third season for ROSWELL," series co-creator Jason Katims wrote in a statement to industry news outlets. "[Executive producer] Ronald D. Moore and I had the fans very much on our minds when we were writing this final episode. We felt they deserved a great ending."
While this comes as not much of a shock, (CINESCAPE reported months ago the sets had already been torn down) there is a shred of hope for ROSWELL fans. The Sci-Fi Channel will begin airing reruns of all the episodes this fall.