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, and Dean Haglund returned for season 11. They were joined by newcomers including Barbara Hershey and Haley Joel Osment.
The X-Files: A Look at the Ratings
The 11th season of The X-Files averaged a .96 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.742 million viewers. Compared to season 10, that’s down by 69% and 60%, respectively. Find out how The X-Files stacks up against the other FOX TV shows.
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