During the TCA winter tour, FOX bosses have been discussing a possible season 11 of The X-Files; nothing is set in stone yet, but they do want another season, to air around 2018, but deals haven’t been closed yet. Relevant articles are posted below.
An X-Files renewal could be imminent, and it’s far from game over for Pitch.
At Fox’s portion of the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Wednesday, Chairman and CEO Gary Newman and entertainment president David Madden weighed in on both series’ fates.
Regarding an 11th season of The X-Files, Madden said, “A lot of conversations are going on. As you can imagine, these conversations are complex. We hope to be able to announce something shortly.” (The exec later confirmed that the goal is to order more than Season 10’s six episodes but less than 22).
Fox’s most popular “new” show last year was the revival of The X-Files, and now the network is finally very close to ordering more episodes.
At the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena, California on Wednesday, Fox president David Madden told reporters that while the deal-making is “complex” on the show due to the schedules of stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, the network expects “to have an announcement shortly.”
After Fox’s executive session, Madden told us he wanted to have a reveal ready for Wednesday’s event, but any deals weren’t quite done.
Fox is looking to have more than the shortened, six-episode season that was ordered for last year’s revival … but also cautioned that its order won’t be as large as a traditional 22-episode broadcast series.
Most likely, The X-Files will return in 2018, the executive noted.