January 17, 2002 |
"The X-Files" TV show, an enormous asset to News Corp. and its various divisions, will end its nine-year run on the Fox network in May with the broadcast of the show's 201st episode. Fox said that series creator Chris Carter had decided to end the series. Ratings for "The X-Files" have dropped dramatically this season after the departure of one of the original stars, David Duchovny, spurring speculation about its future.
November 10, 2001 |
As "The X-Files" enters its ninth season, the show's fans are bursting with questions: Is Scully's miracle baby the product of secret genetic engineering? Is the federal government colluding in these experiments? Who can be trusted as agents Doggett and Reyes try to investigate? But X-Philes don't actually expect any answers in the two-part season opener--which begins Sunday at 9 p.m. on Fox and continues Nov.
May 17, 2000 |
"The X-Files" will go on, with or without David Duchovny. Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of the hit Fox series, made an agreement late Monday with 20th Century Fox Television to stay with the drama for one more season. He added that he was negotiating with Fox to keep filming the series in Los Angeles, instead of returning to Vancouver, the drama's home base since its 1993 premiere before moving in 1998.
May 18, 2000 |
David Duchovny has agreed to return next season in News Corp.-owned Fox's "The X-Files," ending a flurry of intense last-minute negotiations and legal wrangling. However, Duchovny, who stars as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, will appear in only half of the season's 22 episodes, sources said. Mulder will be abducted in this Sunday's season finale, and his partner, FBI Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) will spend the first part of the season looking for him.
October 13, 2013 |
Could "X-Files" fans be treated to a movie trilogy? If stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have their way, the answer is "yes. " Appearing together Saturday at the Paley Center for Media in New York City to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the series' premiere, the actors said that they would both be amenable to making a third "X-Files" film. “All the principals are on board,” including “X-Files” creator Chris Carter, Duchovny said. “Gillian and I want to do it, so it's really up to 20th Century Fox at this point.” PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Whether the studio would be into the idea is up for debate after the poor box-office showing of the second film, "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," which premiered in 2008 and took in a disappointing $4 million on its opening day. Critical reception for the film was also weak, with many reviewers complaining that the franchise had lost its own plot.
December 18, 1996 |
Agent Mulder might call it a commercial conspiracy. Despite a crush of consumer interest, merchandise based on the popular Fox Network series "The X-Files" remains much like the show's labyrinthine plots: hard to get unless you really work at it. And it's not by accident. The dearth of products and the frenzy surrounding the items that are in stores was carefully calculated, according to licensing industry observers.
June 23, 1998 |
The box office is out there, but for how long is anybody's guess. "The X-Files Movie," as expected, opened to big numbers, capturing the No. 1 position in its debut weekend with $30.1 million in ticket sales. Based on the popular television series "The X-Files," the movie was helped by a built-in fan base of some 20 million viewers who regularly watch the show.
November 11, 1998 |
"The X-Files" unearthed immediate dividends for Fox with its return Sunday, even against high-profile sweeps programming--CBS' "Mama Flora's Family" and the "Law & Order" movie "Exiled"--that dropped ABC's "The Practice" to a season-low rating, based on results issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research.
September 10, 1993 |
Former high school classmates are turning up dead in strange places from no apparent cause. On their lower backs, though, are these warty little things that aren't acne. Yikes. Looks like the work of a serial alien. Premiering at 9 tonight on Fox (Channels 11 and 6), "The X-Files" is a sort of alien busters , a not-to-be-taken-seriously hour in which a pair of FBI sleuths investigate unexplained cases that appear to involve paranormal phenomena.
July 13, 2008 |
Chris CARTER is not the sort of guy you'd expect to produce shadowy stories about government conspiracies and alien invasions. Even as he's hard at work finishing "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" -- a new feature film based on the landmark science-fiction franchise he masterminded in the 1990s -- he's the embodiment of a relaxed California surfer, thoughtful and easygoing rather than tense and paranoid.