Chris Carter has signed a deal to stay on board THE X-FILES for one more season. He will continue as the showrunner working alongside executive producers, Frank Spotnitz, Vince Gilligan and John Shiban.
Regarding the deal, Fox Broadcasting prez Gail Berman said, "Chris has so many ideas for this show as we go forward. Chris and Frank and John and Vince are the life and breath of this series. We are thrilled that he is coming back with his team in place."
Regardless, this may still turn out to be Carter's last seaosn given recent comments by Gillian Anderson that she will depart after the curtain drops on season nine. Then again, Carter did stay on even after Duchovny split. Time will tell.