Fox now has a return date set for the highly anticipated limited revival of “The X-Files,” and it might be arriving sooner than you think.
According to a report from Deadline, the six-episode limited series will be premiering on Sunday, January 24th behind the NFC championship game, a pretty big winter launch pad. From there, “The X-Files” will take the place of “Gotham” while that series’ second season is on its mid-season break, returning in the spring. “The X-Files” is expected to also help serve as a launchpad for the upcoming DC Comics-based series “Lucifer,” which will be taking the place of the Monday at 9 PM time slot after the six episodes run their course.
“The X-Files” event series will reunite series creator and principle writer Chris Carter with the two leads, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, as Agents Mulder and Scully, respectively. Also returning is Mitch Pileggi as assistant FBI director Walter Skinner, and it’s also expected that William B. Davis will return as the elusive “Cigarette Smoking Man.” For more on the new series episodes as they develop, keep an eye on GeekNation.
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