Producer Chris Carter: Fox Originally Rejected "The X-Files"
Fox announced Tuesday that "The X-Files," which ran for nine seasons between 1993 and 2002, will be returning for a six-episode run, with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their original roles as Mulder and Scully. It's a satisfying victory lap for a show that has long been recognized as a trailblazer for TV dramas--but for Carter, the challenges of getting it made at all are as fresh in his mind today as they were in the early '90s.
"The road to success is paved with many obstacles, and it actually makes you work harder," he said. "It's because I actually had to go back, think about what it is I was pitching, what I wanted to do, that I ultimately got to make the pilot."