Cancellation Watch Breaking News: FOX Renews The Gifted for a Second Season, Has No Current Plans for More X-Files

By | January 4, 2018

FOX had its presentation at the TCAs today and used that opportunity to announce the second season renewal for its X-Men tie-in series The Gifted.  That announcement comes as no surprise because that show performed well in Fall and regularly showed up in the Top 25 broadcast network shows when Live+7 delayed viewing was factored in.   It also currently stands as the Number 3 new drama based on those delayed viewing stats.  The Gifted had only a thirteen episode order for its first season since it relies heavily on special effects and needs additional production time.  It will wrap up its current season this month and then should return in Fall of 2018.

The series follows a family that must go on the run when its is revealed that the children are mutants.  It was developed and written by Matt Nix and stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White.

Also brought up at the TCAs was the future of The X-Files which just had its Season 11 debut last night. CEO Gary Newman had this to say:

You could’ve asked Chris, David, and Gillian at various times since the show originally premiered whether they would do more. Some days you’d get a ‘yes’, some days you’d get a ‘no.’ I would not exclude the possibility that there would be more. But not only is there no plan, there hasn’t been a single conversation. It’s too early to even speculate.

Gillian Anderson has already said that she will not return to the show and Chris Carter has said he will not be back if Anderson is out. That show’s Season 11 debut numbers were notably lower than what it saw two years ago with its first revival season, so its possible that the network may not have much interest in continuing it beyond the current season.

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