VIBE – Weeknights from 7 August, 6.10pm

Before she was Knocked Up, wore 27 Dresses and played doctor on Grey’s Anatomy, Katherine Heigl had a role as an otherworldly Izzie… In the tiny, but notorious town of Roswell, New Mexico, teenagers Liz Parker (Shiri Appleby) and Max Evans (Jason Behr, Dawson’s Creek) forge an otherworldly connection when he saves her life while risking his own. In this sleepy town, Liz waits tables at her father’s Crashdown Cafe and, when an argument between customers erupts into violence, Liz is caught in the crossfire and shot. Max, a fellow classmate at Roswell High, puts aside a lifelong pact of secrecy and mysteriously heals Liz’s gunshot wound with a touch of his hand. Liz’s whole world comes crashing down when she learns that Max, his sister Isabel Evans, (Katherine Heigl, Grey’s Anatomy, 27 Dresses) and his friend Michael Guerin (Brendan Fehr, Disturbing Behavior) are surviving descendants from beings on board the fiery crash of an alien spacecraft that popular legend says plummeted to the desert in 1947. Since emerging from incubation, the three teenagers have grown up quietly among the Roswell residents, experiencing firsthand all the emotions that come with life on Earth and the struggles of adolescence. Soulful and vulnerable, Max has been secretly infatuated with Liz since childhood, but always remained at a distance. Liz, meanwhile, was forever changed in the instant Max brought her back to life and the intimacy between the two of them is both frightening and thrilling. Ultimately, his life – and his heart – are in her hands.