‘The X-Files’ Revived Again For 10 New Episodes At Fox
The truth is still out there, and Fox TV is determined to find it. Little more than a year after the brief-but-successful reunion for The X Files, the network has firmed up plans for another limited revival.
Fox announced Thursday that The X-Files will return for the 2017-18 broadcast season with 10 new episodes. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both signed on to reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Creator and executive producer Chris Cater is on board as well. Fox executives have been vocal in their interest to produce more X-Files since the last year, but scheduling conflicts held up any official renewal.
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators — these are the hallmarks of great TV shows,” said FBC president David Madden. “And they are some of the reasons why The X-Files has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide. Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of The X-Files.”
Pricey as the vintage TV property may be, the 20th Century Fox TV production remains a favorite at both the network and the studio. Its revival averaged a 4.8 rating among adults 18-49 13.6 million viewers in live-plus-seven day ratings — making it the No. 3 scripted show for the season behind Empire and The Big Bang Theory. Fox says an average 16 million viewers watched once multiplatform views were tallied.
For those keeping track, The X-Files is the clear ratings winner in Fox’s streak of revivals — outpacing both iterations of 24, the 2015 event series and spin-off Legacy, and the current brief stint for Prison Break.
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