January 18, 2002
LOS ANGELES - After nine seasons and countless conspiracies, The X-Files will finish its run on Fox at the end of this season, series creator Chris Carter says. "This has been an incredible decade of my life," he says. The show has taken a hit in the ratings this season, the first not to feature David Duchovny as Agent Fox Mulder, whose dogged pursuit of the conspiracy to hide alien life from the people drove the show's mythology for much of its run. Duchovny appeared in only half of last season's episodes, and sued producer 20th Century Fox TV over his share of profits from syndication sales.