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'X-Files' won't return next season, but might for 2017-18

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It’s official: The X-Files won’t return for another installment next season.

But Fox is hoping to wrangle another edition for the season after that — fall 2017 or spring 2018.

On a conference call with reporters, Fox chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said that all parties involved want to do another installment of the show.

The trick is figuring out the schedules of stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. So Fox hopes to announce another installment of the series at their upfront presentation next year.

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“It was suggested that there’s an appetite for more,” series creator Chris Carter told EW in February about the possibility of another season after the return engagement’s finale. “When that will be, I have no idea. I wasn’t trying to set up a movie [with this finale], just an ongoing story.”

While X-Files was not on its schedule for fall, Fox announced its full slate for 2016-17 on Monday, and you can find that here.

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