The X-Files was a huge fan favorite show when it aired during the 90’s and the revival has already gained a ton of buzz. People continue to talk about and anticipate the return of Mulder and Scully and now we know when it will happen.
While it enjoyed a fairly long run in comparison with a lot of shows, people have always talked about wanting it to come back and after a big reveal that there would be more episodes, fans expectedly went crazy.
The show was focused on two FBI agents who would investigate supernatural occurrences and while it also helped launch two related films, it also gave careers to David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who played the main two characters. In addition, the series featured Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick, and more.
The X-Files revival is set to premiere in January of 2016. It will have a two-night premiere on Sunday and Monday starting on January 24th at 10 p.m. and air first following the NFC Championship Game, which will certainly boost its ratings even more.
Following the Sunday night premiere, the series will air at 8 p.m. on Monday and prepare to entertain fans new and old for another five weeks. However, if the series is popular enough, there is always at least a small chance that fans could get even more.
now I have two countdowns / when the x files starts filming// and the countdown till it airs // Jan 24th what a time to be alive ????
— ashley (@YorkAshley) May 11, 2015
The series aired on Fox originally and will be returning to the network, where the two-night premiere strategy has worked well in the past, notably with multiple seasons of 24. It premieres at just the right time during the season in order to avoid some competition with other network shows such as NBC’s The Voice and ABC’s Dancing With The Stars.
The X-Files reboot will air through January and February, which will also give the network a chance to air new episodes of a sure to please popular show when Gotham would have shown reruns, which will also air at 8 p.m. starting in the fall.