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Emmys Flashback: 'X-Files' Won for a Vr Episode Back in 2000

The X-Files' 2000 episode "First Person Shooter" had that: The screenwriters were famed cyberpunk authors William Gibson and Tom Maddox. And the seventh season episode was one of only 15 that series creator Chris Carter directed himself.

Like HBO's Westworld (also nominated for effects), the episode involves a computer-simulated Old West and was nominated for Emmys in three sound and visual effects categories, winning two awards. Gibson and Maddox previously had written 1998's "Kill Switch" for the Fox ...

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Fox still developing new 24, but no plans for more X-Files

During Fox’s upfronts this week, the network has confirmed that 24 creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran and executive producer Howard Gordon remain in development on a new iteration of the real-time drama series, but there are no plans for a third season of The X-Files revival.

Late last year, it was rumoured that 24 was being reinvented as a legal thriller, with the show following a female prosecutor who uncovers a legal conspiracy during the countdown to the execution of a death row inmate who she helped to convict.

Fox’s chairman Dana Walden would not comment if this plot was accurate, but stated that “we are very excited about where the show would go.”

As for The X-Files, chairman Gary Newman stated that: “Not only is there no plan, there hasn’t been a single conversation. It’s been a great show for the network but there are no
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The X-Files: Cancelled? Season 12 Possible But Not Coming Soon

When Gillian Anderson announced she was done with the series -- ahead of the season 11 premiere -- we knew this day was coming. The X-Files TV show on Fox is cancelled, at least for now, Deadline reports. To be fair to the network, they were clear the revival was for limited 10th and 11th seasons. However, all is not lost. While Chris Carter has said that, while he never imagined the series without Anderson as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully, he is open to future seasons, with or without her. A Fox sci-fi mystery thriller, The X-Files also stars David Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder. Together, Mulder and Scully investigate unexplained or “X-Files” cases — which have answers involving paranormal phenomena. Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell, Veronica Cartwright, Chris Owens,
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Gillian Anderson Just Trolled Fox Over ‘X-Files’ Cancellation

Gillian Anderson Just Trolled Fox Over ‘X-Files’ Cancellation
In perfect Dana Scully fashion, “The X-Files” star Gillian Anderson dryly demolished one explanation for why there won’t be a 12th season of the show.

After TVLine’s Michael Ausiello tweeted an article explaining that Fox didn’t intend to make a 12th season due to Anderson’s exit from the series, Anderson responded, “Well Michael, the truth is…after exit of 77% of viewership.”

Well Michael, the truth is…after exit of 77% of viewership. https://t.co/WyaHQnR3gt

— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) May 14, 2018

Also Read: Gillian Anderson Is 100 Percent Done With 'The X-Files' -- Seriously

The show’s ratings for its 11th season have been dismal, with the show’s finale even failing to compete with prior episodes in the season and earning only a 0.8/4 rating and 3.4 million viewers.

Anderson departed the show after the revived 11th season and the show’s creator Chris Carter has said
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The Future of The X-Files: Fox Has "No Plans" For More Episodes (At the Moment)

The Future of The X-Files: Fox Has
The truth may still be out there, but more episodes of The X-Files aren't. In a conference call, Gary Newman confirmed what many X-Files fans had speculated after Gillian Anderson declared the second event series of 10 episodes was her last. "There are no plans to do another season at the moment," Fox's Newman told reporters while discussing Fox's 2018-2019 TV schedule. Anderson said she was done playing Special Agent Dana Scully following the most recent season, leading many fans to believe this would be it for the series that also stars David Duchovny. Series creator Chris Carter previously told E! News that he always plans the end of a season as if it was the end of the show. "I...
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X-Files: Fox Has 'No Plans' for a Season 12 Following Gillian Anderson Exit

Fox is shutting down The X-Files — for now at least. In a conference call with reporters early Monday, network co-chairman and CEO Gary Newman revealed that “there are no plans to do another season at the moment.” His remarks come two months after the conclusion of the show’s 11th season, which leading lady Gillian Anderson previously announced would be her last.

In the wake of The X-Files’ Season 11 finale, series creator Chris Carter told TVLine, “I can’t imagine there wouldn’t be more X-Files, in some shape or form. I think there are lots more stories to tell and ways to tell them.
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‘The X-Files’ Is Done, and Please Let It Be For Good

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Of all the times that, as an “X-Files” fan, I’ve had to say goodbye to the show, the first time was probably the best.

When Fox officially canceled the show in 2002, creator Chris Carter crafted a finale that played as a pretty solid series finale, given the show’s legacy. Two-parter “The Truth” brought back David Duchovny (after his season-long absence), attempted to explain the show’s entire mythology through a courtroom trial format, brought back long-deceased guest stars in the form of visions, and let Mulder and Scully make out at least once. Plus, it ended with a scene that served as a beautiful callback to the very first episode of the series: Mulder and Scully talking quietly together about the past and the future in a motel room.

In the pilot, that conversation was all about how Mulder’s quest had driven him into a life of loneliness and isolation,
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"The X-Files," Season 11, Episodes 9 & 10 Recap: Reason and Faith In Harmony

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X-Files Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering Chris Carter's 10-episode continuation of the X-Files television series.Trust your instincts. I had a notion during the teaser sequence of “Nothing Lasts Forever” (episode 9 of The X-Files’ 11th season, written by Karen Nielsen and directed by James Wong) that it would be best recapped alongside “My Struggle IV” (the season, and possibly series finale, written and directed by Xf creator Chris Carter). Amid the sanguine, pre-opening credits hubbub—a pair of cannibalistic physicians harvest (and taste-sample) human organs, only to be interrupted by an avenging angel vigilante named Juliet Bocanegra (Carlena Britch)—there’s a fleeting audio clip on a car radio of Tad O’Malley (Joel McHale), the paranoid host of an Alex Jones-esque media pageant who was last seen in Season 10's "My Struggle II," bellowing about mind-altering gases and chem trails. It’s a
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The X-Files Truth Bomb: It's Time for Chris Carter to Take a Step Back

The X-Files Truth Bomb: It's Time for Chris Carter to Take a Step Back
Remember last season on The X-Files, when Mulder took out his frustrations by destroying his iconic “I Want to Believe” poster? As a longtime X-Phile, what I’m about to argue feels like a betrayal of equal magnitude, but here goes:

If Fox’s long-running sci-fi drama is to continue, it’s time for series creator Chris Carter to take a giant step back from the show.

I say this not in reaction to the polarizing twist — Cigarette Smoking Man, and not Mulder, was the father of Scully’s son! — that Carter wrote into the Season 11 premiere and doubled down on in the finale.
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The X-Files: Season 11 Ratings

In 2016, after more than a decade off the air, The X-Files TV show returned to Fox as a limited event series. Although the ratings landscape had changed drastically during this show's off years, and the new installment only had six episodes, it topped all the other Fox TV series in the Nielsens. Can the 10 episodes of the 11th season meet or beat those figures? If Chris Carter and the cast are interested in making more episodes, will The X-Files be cancelled or renewed for season 12? Stay tuned. Season 11 of The X-Files on Fox picks up immediately after the events of the season 10 finale cliffhanger. The sci-fi mystery thriller stars David Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully. Mulder and Scully investigate unexplained or “X-Files” cases -- which have answers involving paranormal
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The X-Files Season 11 Finale Review – ‘My Struggle IV’

Matt Rodgers reviews the season finale of The X-Files season 11…

We’ve been here before, the end I mean. Saying goodbye to Mulder and Scully has always been an experience tinged with frustration and sadness. The quintessential, “they should have ended it sooner” show, originally, erm, ended in 2002, with a two hour, 201st and 202nd episode finale titled ‘Truth”. It was an exposition heavy clunker that didn’t really satisfy for those sticking around for the conspiracy or the characters.

There was real hope that this time around, after a quality trajectory uptick that has found Anderson and Duchovny on never-better form, and episodes such as ‘The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” and “Rm9sbG93ZXJz” being amongst the best cases of The X-Files on record, that they’d get it right. Sadly ‘My Struggle IV’ is just that; a struggle through stilted dialogue, and an episode format that feels
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[Editorial] How “The X-Files” Season 11 Finale Should’ve Ended

[Editorial] How “The X-Files” Season 11 Finale Should’ve Ended
“Hardcore X-Files fans know there have been no real endings on the show,” creator Chris Carter explained to TV Line this week, defending last night’s disappointing finale of the show’s eleventh season. And he’s right. If you’ve been watching “The X-Files” since the very beginning, you’ve come to expect finales that ask more questions than answer them. […]
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‘The X-Files’ Season 11 finale: Are you happy with Gillian Anderson’s tearful goodbye as Scully? [Poll]

After playing FBI Agent Dana Scully on “The X-Files” for 25 years, Gillian Anderson finally said goodbye during Wednesday’s Season 11 finale. Scully’s final scene played out on a dock with longtime partner Fox Mulder (David Duchovny). After seeing their son William (Miles Robbins) gunned down by the Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis), an emotional Scully confessed that Mulder wasn’t actually William’s father. When Mulder asked, “What am I now if I’m not a father?” Scully revealed that he still was a father … because she was pregnant. Are you happy with Anderson’s exit on “The X-Files”? Vote now in our poll below.

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“You are a father,” Scully whispered as she held Mulder’s hand against her stomach.

“That’s impossible,” Mulder replied, no doubt referring to the fact that she was barren.
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The X-Files Finale: Chris Carter on Mulder and Scully's Happy (?) Ending, Skinner and What's Next

The X-Files Finale: Chris Carter on Mulder and Scully's Happy (?) Ending, Skinner and What's Next
This is the end of Mulder and Scully as fans know it. Whether The X-Files returns for another chapter of episodes or in another form remains to be seen, but the season 11 finale, the second event series, ended with "My Struggle IV," and changed the dynamic duo…forever? Warning, spoilers ahead! In "My Struggle IV," written and directed by series creator Chris Carter, Mulder (David Duchovny) went on the hunt for his son, William (Miles Robbins), at the urging of Scully (Gillian Anderson). Only William isn't his son. As revealed in the season premiere, "My Struggle III," William—also known as Jackson on the show—was a creation of the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis), implanted...
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‘The X-Files’ Review: If ‘My Struggle IV’ Is the Series Finale, That’s Okay

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‘The X-Files’ Review: If ‘My Struggle IV’ Is the Series Finale, That’s Okay
Previously, on “The X-Files”…

FBI agents Mulder and Scully, once upon a time, had sex. Scully also had in vitro fertilization with Mulder’s sperm, and also was unconscious with the Cigarette-Smoking Man at one point, which he used as an opportunity to experiment on her. Point is, 17 years ago Scully got pregnant, had a baby she named William, and gave him up for adoption because she wanted to keep him safe. And then that baby grew up, and…

This Week’s Dossier

Every episode entitled “My Struggle” is theoretically about someone’s personal struggle — and this time, it’s William’s. So we start with a montage about William’s early years, which featured him discovering that he had special powers, followed by a narrative jumbled up by time jumps (but not in an unpleasant way).

Basically, William (who’s got crazy superpowers) is continuing to run from the government agents who want him,
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The X-Files Finale: Chris Carter Talks Scully's Secret, That Polarizing Twist and a Gillian Anderson-less Season 12

The X-Files Finale: Chris Carter Talks Scully's Secret, That Polarizing Twist and a Gillian Anderson-less Season 12
Warning: This post contains massive spoilers about The X-Files‘ Season 11 finale. Proceed accordingly.

The X-Files taketh away… and The X-Files giveth.

Wednesday’s Season 11 finale ended on a giant cliffhanger: Though the pandemic in Scully’s visions was averted, it came with a price — the apparent death of her son, William/Jackson, at Cigarette Smoking Man’s hand. When a grief-stricken Mulder lamented that his son was dead, Scully sadly corrected him: The boy was, indeed, Cigarette Smoking Man’s child, created with technology (which explains his ability to blow people up using just his mind) and implanted in her all those years ago.
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Here's Why You Recognize Shondaland's Latest Female Lead

Image Source: ABC Shondaland fans, brace yourselves, because Station 19 is coming. The production company that brought us beautifully rich female characters like Meredith Grey and Olivia Pope is about to introduce a new badass lead female character: Andy Herrera. Kicking off with a special two-hour debut, the Grey's Anatomy spinoff will join the Tgit block for a 10-episode run. If you loved Andy on the Grey's Anatomy and Station 19 crossover, you're about to get the chance to meet her in depth over the next few months. Jaina Lee Ortiz, who plays Andy, is a relatively fresh face on television, but you may recognize her from her earlier work. The Station 19 actress hails from the Bronx, growing up the child of first-generation Puerto Rican parents. After studying salsa for many years, Ortiz taught dance and toured professionally as a teenager. In her early career, she also studied acting at
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David Duchovny teases Wednesday’s ‘The X-Files’ Season 11 finale as having ‘the cliffiest of all hangers’

David Duchovny teases Wednesday’s ‘The X-Files’ Season 11 finale as having ‘the cliffiest of all hangers’
In true “The X-Files” fashion, Wednesday’s Season 11 finale is not going to be wrapped up with a pretty little bow. “Hope you tune in tonight for the cliffiest of all hangers,” cast member David Duchovny teased on Instagram. “Thank you to all the fans, old and new, for finding us, sticking by us for these 11 seasons, 2 movies, and 25 years. I don’t know what’s next, but this one’s for you.” What do You think this cliffhanger might be? Give us your theories down in the comments section.

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Duchovny included a side-by-side photo in his post showing how his character, FBI Agent Fox Mulder, has aged over the past 25 years. (See the Instagram post below.) On the left, a picture of Mulder in the Season 11 finale. On the right, a screenshot from the pilot episode,
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Watch The Thrilling Trailer For the Season Finale of The X-Files Season 11

The eleventh season of The X-Files is coming to an end. I don't know about you, but I've really enjoyed this latest season of The X-Files. There were some great and fun episodes. Fox has released the trailer for the season finale of the series and it looks like it will be a solid ending to the season as Mulder and Scully try to help their son. It looks like Mulder sees a lot of action in this season finale. The question is, will The X-Files continue after this or will this be the final episode of the series!?

With Gillian Anderson not coming back to the franchise, the future of the show is in limbo. But, creator Chris Carter has said that the series could continue without Gillian:

"I think that certainly The X-Files has more life in it, there are more stories to tell, with Gillian or without.
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Did ‘The X-Files’ just set up Gillian Anderson’s exit with Scully’s ‘leap of faith’ whisper to Mulder?

Did ‘The X-Files’ just set up Gillian Anderson’s exit with Scully’s ‘leap of faith’ whisper to Mulder?
Did “The X-Files” just set up Gillian Anderson‘s exit from the show she’s starred on for 11 seasons as FBI Agent Dana Scully? At the end of Wednesday’s episode, titled “Nothing Lasts Forever,” Scully whispered something to David Duchovny‘s Fox Mulder while praying in a church. “That’s my leap of faith forward,” she told him after whispering the ominous comment into his ear. “And I’d like to do it together.”

See ‘The X-Files’: Darin Morgan episodes through the years include ‘Clyde Bruckman,’ ‘Jose Chung’ and …

Mulder at first appeared caught off-guard by her words, then finally replied, “I’ve always wondered how this was gonna end.” As “Nothing Lasts Forever” was the last episode before next week’s Season 11 finale, it only makes sense that whatever Scully whispered to Mulder will be important to Scully’s endgame on the long-running series.

Earlier in the
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