The most popular television series ever shot in Canada is moving to Los Angeles.
Chris Carter, creator-producer of "The X-Files," told the cast and crew Friday night that the highly rated Fox-TV series would be leaving British Columbia for Hollywood next season.
Rumors that the popular series would leave Vancouver have been circulating for months; stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson both live in Los Angeles.
Stephen Melnik, the show's publicist, confirmed the move and said an official announcement would be made later this week.
"It's difficult to be away from your family for that long," said Tom Adair, business representative for "The X Files" production union. "That's the only reason that would make any sense -- not economic sense, it's emotional sense."