It's the end of an era at Fox: The X-Files
will not be returning for a 10th season this fall, the network announced Wednesday. Creator Chris Carter
decided to pull the plug on his long-running UFO saga which has seen its ratings fall this season sans David Duchovny
. "It's the ninth inning. We want to go out on top," he told Variety
. "We wanted to go out as a strong show." It's Carter's hope that Duchovny will reprise his role as Fox Mulder opposite Gillian Anderson
's Dana Scully for the show's two-part series finale.