UPN Renews 'The Twilight Zone'By Caillan
October 24, 2002 - 12:53 PM
UPN yesterday picked up Enterprise lead-out show The Twilight Zone for a full season.
The network had originally ordered 13 episodes of the anthology series, but has now extended that to a full 22-episode season, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
UPN executives are pleased with Twilight Zone's ratings so far this season; the show has maintained 73% of its Enterprise lead-in, attracting an average of 3.9 million viewers per episode, Zap2it reported.
"The creative strength of The Twilight Zone stems from the combination of quality writing and fantastic guest stars, and by pairing it with Enterprise, UPN has created a solid night of out-of-this world programming," said UPN entertainment president Dawn Ostroff, echoing the network's Wednesday night promotional tagline.
The Twilight Zone, executive produced by former DS9 showrunner Ira Steven Behr, is the second new UPN show to be renewed, after Monday night comedy Half and Half was picked up for a full season two weeks ago. On the other hand, Tuesday night's Haunted has consistently failed to capitalise on its Buffy The Vampire Slayer lead-in and could soon face cancellation.