This week, the U.S. TV networks are presenting at the Upfronts, announcing their schedules for next season for TV viewers, but more importantly, TV advertisers. Now, you’d expect that a network would include one of the biggest hits of the season on their new schedule, but in this instance the hit we’re talking about is The X-Files. The return of X-Files was Fox‘s second biggest hit behind Empire this year, yet it was conspicuous by its absent from the schedule for next season (instead Prison Break gets the comeback slot). Don’t be conerned though, says Fox executives. The only think holding up more X-Files is the logistics of its stars and creators. (more…)
This time next week, we will have seen the first episode of the revived X-Files and will be eagerly, or not so eagerly, awaiting the second episode, which airs a week from tonight. We don’t know yet if these six episodes are the last X-Files we’ll never get, but even if they completely bomb, it still seems unlikely that this will be the last X-Files ever, and that includes both the small screen and the big screen. With the hype already high for The X-Files, creator Chris Carter is floating the idea that the show might go on… in a third franchise movie. But only if the budget’s big enough. (more…)
When X-Files was released in 1995, I was just a wee lad of 10 years old. I was still governed by the tyranny of a bed time and the expectations that I be able to wake up and function in the morning for school. My folks understandably followed this childhood rule quite rigidly, with one very notable exception: I was allowed to stay up and watch The X-Files, my absolute favorite show at the time. It was the perfect blend of mystery horror, still 2 of my favorite entertainment genres, and had the ever lovely Gillian Anderson on its side. It was the perfect show. Now, by way of some miracle, we’ll get to spend more time in that amazing world. The best news, though, is that we got our hands on a nice little teaser to share with all of you fine nerds. Are you ready? (more…)
So you might have heard that The X-Files is returning for a six-episode season starting this January on Fox. It seemed to come together pretty quick when the possibility was first raised back at the Television Critics Association press tour back in January and now the series is in front of the cameras in the show’s old stomping grounds in Vancouver. (The abnormally hot and sunny Vancouver, that is.) There’s been a lot rumor and speculation about the new series, and a lot of excitement too as fans watch closely for any news or updates. If that describes you, then you might want to pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly. (more…)
The X-Files is a series that thrives on mystery, but ever since a new iteration of the program was announced earlier this year, the big mystery has been when the new season will hit the airwaves. That is aside from the utterly vague “Coming Soon,” of course. Well, this is TV Upfronts week, the time of year when networks announce their slate of new shows for the next TV season and where and when those shows might be viewed. Monday, was Fox‘s turn to announce their fall schedule, and though The X-Files ain’t on it, there is now a release date for the new season. We just have to wait for the end of football season. (more…)
I guess the truth was out there because after recurring speculation and rumor of a return as a television series, another movie, or the center piece of a new video game entertainment streaming platform FOX has officially announced the return of The X-Files to television. (more…)
Earlier this year, Fox executives told critics and TV writers that it was their intention to bring The X-Files back to their airwaves in some capacity. Although the show ended 13 years ago with only one poorly received movie to prop up interest in between, it seemed that seeing an X-Files revival was peaking after the simple announcement that this was something the business guys were looking at. But creator Chris Carter has shown interest, stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have come out in favor, so all that’s left it for everyone to sign their deals, and according to sources, that signing is said to becoming very soon for a two season commitment. (more…)
The truth is still out there, and presumably so is interest in seeing a revival of The X-Files. Fox announced that the possibility is out there last weekend at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, to bring back the successful 90s supernatural procedural in some kind of limited form a la 24: Live Another Day, or Heroes Reborn. Easier said than done, right? It all rides on whether or not original X-Files stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson a) have the time to add the project to their schedules and b) have the interest in returning in the first place. Well wouldn’t you know it, at least one-half of that dynamic duo says they’re ready, willing and able to trust no one again. (more…)
FOX’s new agenda is looking a lot like their old one. Confirming some prior reports, the network’s leadership says they are seriously chasing a reboot of The X-Files and are possibly interested in bringing back Prison Break too (along with yet another edition of 24 as well — but that’s another story).
On The X-Files front, Fox chairman and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman say they have been in talks with series creator Chris Carter about reviving the supernatural procedural, which was a major hit for the network from 1993 to 2002. The executives also revealed they hope to have original series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their roles on the show. (more…)
You know Chris Carter from his work on The X-Files, now you can get a peek at his latest project for Amazon, The After.