The ninth season will be the last for Fox's The X-Files.
The series from Twentieth Century Fox Television and creator Chris Carter has
had sluggish ratings this season, and it will wrap its run in May.
The finale will be the show's 201st episode, Fox executives
'This show needed a network like Fox, who believed in it from the beginning,'
Carter said. 'Their support over nine years turned the show from a cult
phenomenon into an international hit.'
The loss of The X-Files will leave Fox with a major hole to fill in
its Sunday-night lineup next season.
The network is currently developing a number of possible series that could
fit into the 9 p.m. EST/PST slot, including a science-fiction series from
Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon.