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'The X-Files' returns to FOX after 13 years

FOX Broadcasting Network, announced Tuesday the ordered of the six-episode event series which will be led by creator/executive producer Chris Carter (Photo: FOX.com) FOX Broadcasting Network, announced Tuesday the ordered of the six-episode event series which will be led by creator/executive producer Chris Carter (Photo: FOX.com)
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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully when "The X-Files" returns to Fox.

FOX Broadcasting Network, announced Tuesday the ordered of the six-episode event series which will be led by creator/executive producer Chris Carter. 

According to FOX, production on the show will begin this summer.  Further details will be announced at a later date.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Chris Carter in a release. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

"The X-Files" originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the series became one of the most successful television dramas of all time and earning 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award.  The show also spawned two movies, including "The X-Files: I Want to Believe."

“The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as The X-Files, and we're ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they've been waiting for,” said Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group. 

The pop culture phenomenon follow FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases - "X-Files"- for which the only answers involved paranormal phenomena.  The show remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. 

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