The 2015 upfront presentations are in full swing, and this morning Fox announced their upcoming fall schedule. Part of that announcement included the premiere date for the Untitled X Files Revival, which reunites Gillian Anderson as FBI realist Dana Scully and David Duchovny as her conspiracy theorist partner Fox Mulder. Fox will debut the series after the NFL's NFC Championship game on Sunday, January 24th. The second episode will then debut on Monday, January 25th, with the following four episodes to air on Mondays throughout February.
The Untitled X-Files Revival will begin shooting this June. Original The X-Files creator Chris Carter is back as an executive producer on the 6-episode Event series. About the show's return, he says:
"[It's like coming back from] a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories."
The Untitled X-Files Revival will launch on Sunday, behind the NFC Championship game, to give it a built-in, excited audience, as Fox seeks to offer these 6 new episodes the most maximum exposure. The show will serve as a lead into the new Fox supernatural series Lucifer, based on the DC Vertigo comic book.The network hopes that it will help that freshman show find its audience. About whether the new Untitled X-Files Revival will stand alone, or tie into existing mythology, a Fox executive reiterated what David Duchovny said in the recent past:
"You will see a combination of episodes."