If the truth continues to be out there after Season 11 of "The X-Files," Gillian Anderson won't be looking for it.

The actress confirmed that she really, truly meant it when she said in October she planned to leave the show.

"The X-Files" was revived by Fox and creator Chris Carter last year. Positive feedback from fans propelled it to another season, but both Anderson and co-star David Duchovny have indicated they're done.

"I've said from the beginning this is it for me," she told TV Insider. "I was a bit surprised by people's [shocked] reaction to my announcement ... because my understanding was that this was a single season."

Anderson has been busy the last few years, starring in British cop drama "The Fall,"Starz's "American Gods," and the mini-series "War and Peace." And Duchovny recently appeared in Showtime's revival of "Twin Peaks."

Even without Anderson and Duchovny's participation, it's possible the show could go on, though, as Carter mused to TV Insider.

"There are a lot more 'X-Files' stories to tell," he said. "Whether we get to tell them is a question mark. The truth is out there."
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The X-Files
FOXTV14September 10, 1993
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