While appearing at the Television Critics Association press gathering in Los Angeles, the WB explained why they finally let ROSWELL go, even after they had lost BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER.
Talking to the press, the WB's Jordan Levin explained, saying, "I think you have to evaluate how many time slots are available. It came down to, in some cases, whether or not you wanted to pick up ANGEL and/or ROSWELL or both. And we tried to do what we felt was in the best interest of the WB. We try not to make fear-based decisions. I think trying to keep something from another network would have been a fear-based decision, and we need to do what's right for us and bet on ourselves, which we've always had success doing."