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2. ‘The X-Files’ Initially Got Rejected

When Chris Carter got the opportunity to create shows for Fox (how do you get that job, by the way?), he wanted to do something a little more serious than what was on TV at the time. Fox disagreed, telling him the idea was under-developed. Carter took the project home for the next few weeks, shored it up, and got the tenuous okay to create a pilot.

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