RADNOR, Pa. (AP) â€” David Duchovny said he doesn't regret his decision to work only part-time this season on ``The X-Files,'' on which he has costarred for the past seven years.
Duchovny told TV Guide that he feels ``a little nostalgic, a little sad'' about leaving the show, but he likes spending more time with his wife, actress Tea Leoni, and their 1-year-old daughter.
``I've been home at six o'clock the last four months in a row. I was never home at dinnertime before,'' he told the magazine for the issue that hits newsstands Monday.
Duchovny will appear in 11 of the new season's 20 episodes. So far, he said the current arrangement ``is working exactly the way I wanted it to. I get to do a movie while I'm doing a show. If I could out something like that, I wouldn't rule it out.''
Duchovny also put in a vote of support for his replacement, Robert Patrick.
``He's really excited to be here, and I think it's good to have someone come in and smack everybody and say, 'Wake up! This is a great job!' I wasn't gonna be that guy,'' Duchovny said.