X-Files Creator Chris Carter Has a New Show

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LONDON - JULY 30: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) Chris Carter arrives at the UK premiere of 'The X Files, I Want To Believe' at the Empire cinema, Leicester Square on July 30, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) Photo: Dave Hogan/2008 Getty Images

After almost a decade away, Chris Carter is coming back to television. The X-Files creator has a new supernatural cop show in the works called Unique (ironic!), which The Hollywood Reporter says is "a female-lead mystery police thriller" with a paranormal twist. One could say that we want to believe this could work: If anyone else was trotting out yet another spin on the police-show format, we'd roll our eyes, but given the years of joy Mulder and Scully brought to the world, Chris Carter gets a pass. Well ... he gets another pass — he used up one pass on The Lone Gunmen. [THR]