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David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson

"X-Files" review by Suzanne 1/9/16
Premieres Sunday 10ET/7PT Jan 24 on FOX

I've always loved the original "X-Files", and I watched the first movie they made from it. I just love David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and FOX's relationship with Scully (Gillian Anderson).  I'm also a huge fan of scifi and supernatural TV shows, so I loved the show for that. So I was very happy to hear that they're making a TV movie or miniseries of the show, with the original actors.

I saw the premiere episode and it was very good. It tells us what Mulder and Scully have been up to since the series ended (and since the last movie in 2008). I can't tell you much about the plot, but suffice to say that there many familiar faces, and aliens, and government conspiracy...just what you might expect, really. I enjoyed it, and I'm sure you will, too. There's a very good reason and the two former FBI agents are dragged back together to discover the truth.

I can't wait to see the rest of the episodes. I just wish there were more than six. I sure hope that they will make more if it's successful. Make sure to watch! You won't want to miss it, especially if you're an X-Files fan.

Even if you've never watched an episode of "The X-Files" before, or the two movies, I don't think you'll be lost as to what's going on. You can always go read about the show on Wikipedia or binge-watch the episodes on Netflix if you want.

This is truly the year of David Duchovny!  His summer show "Aquarius" on NBC was great, and they're making a second season, and now this. Not to mention, you can buy his complete fun series "Californication" on DVD.


(Two-Night Season Premiere: Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, 10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT, following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME; Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT)

Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee. The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.

THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny), as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena. 

THE X-FILES is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Ten Thirteen Productions. Chris Carter is the creator and executive producer of the series. Glen Morgan also serves as an executive producer. “Like” THE X-FILES on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFiles and join the discussion at #TheXFiles. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @TheXFilesFOX.

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