In addition to The X-Files event series featuring the return of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, respectively, we'll also see new faces pop up in Chris Carter's unpredictable world, including Joel McHale.

According to Variety, in The X-Files event series, McHale (Community, Deliver Us From Evil) will guest star as "Tad O’Malley, a conservative news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder."

Executive produced, written, and directed by series creator Carter, The X-Files six-episode event series will premiere on Sunday, January 24th, between 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST after the NFC Championship game on Fox. The second half of the two-part premiere will air at 8:00pm EST the following night on Monday, January 25th, with subsequent episodes also airing on Monday nights. Filming on the event series begins this month.

"The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (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 thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history."

Source: Variety
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