"Evil was recently renewed for a second season, and I couldn’t be more thrilled," says Emily Todd VanDerWerff. "The show’s obvious comparison point is The X-Files, Fox’s long-running series about FBI agents who investigate the roots of paranormal phenomena. The X-Files was seriously scary and fond of philosophical dithering. But it also had a sense of humor, especially in its overtly comedic episodes. Those comedic episodes were often written by the iconoclastic Darin Morgan, who took everything that made The X-Files great, turned it five degrees toward comedy, and ended up with something even greater. And in some ways, Evil feels like an attempt to make a new version of The X-Files that’s all Darin Morgan episodes. It should be too wild to work, but I have come to cherish its chaotic evil energy. I never know what’s happening, and I love the way it leaves me confused, flummoxed, and giggly."