"I want the show to end while it is still strong," she told TV Guide Online. "You want to go out with a modicum of respect."
As it is, a "modicum" is all it may end up with. Last week, the once-dominant sci-fi mystery was ranked 67th out of 110 primetime shows carried by the six networks.
Anderson remarked that she would not rule out starring in another theatrical X-Files movie.