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‘The X-Files’ is coming back to our TV screens

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It’s been 13 years since The X-Files left our TV screens, and thank fuck for that. I’ll admit it – I was a MASSIVE X-Files fan (even went all the way to San Fran to see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson – though let’s be honest, I was there for Gillian – back in 2008) and absolutely loved the series… up until Season 8 or so, when all hell broke loose and it was a total disaster. By the time the Season 9 finale came ’round, I think we were all happy to bid adieu to the travesty the show had become. The 2008 movie didn’t do much to restore any faith in the franchise (though I think most M/S shippers were pretty happy to finally get some concrete proof of the relationship they knew existed for years) so I think we all pretty much assumed that was the end of that.

Except it’s not. The X-Files is coming back for a whole new six episode series on Fox – it’s official and the network announced it today.  Here’s the press release:

Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES, a thrilling, six-episode event series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

The announcement was made today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group and Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of THE X-FILES. Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015. Further details remain under wraps and will be announced at a later date.

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

“We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of THE X-FILES – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again,” remarked Newman and Walden. “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.”

I so wish I was excited for this. Will I watch it? Obviously – I’m not a heathen. Will I enjoy it? Eh, somehow I think I should refrain from getting my hopes too high.

What do you guys think?

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Fox wants to bring ‘The X-Files’ back to life

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Look, I have no shame – I was what one would call an “X-Phile” (though I never, ever referred to myself or anyone else as such). I’ve watched the entire series of The X-Files two or three times over (minus season nine, because hello, that shit sucked), I even – God help me – wrote Mulder/Scully fanfic in my younger years. In more recent years, I’ve actually been paid to write about the importance of Dana Scully as a female pop culture icon. I’m telling you this because I want to provide some context for my disapproval of the recent news that Fox wants to reboot The X-Files, complete with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, for a whole new series. PLEASE NO.

From Deadline:

Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden said that the conversations so far have been only logistical, looking at windows when the key X-Files players, creator Carter and stars Duchovny and Anderson, are available. She confirmed that a potential X-Files followup will star the original leading duo of Duchovny and Anderson. There have been no creative discussions yet about what that new series might be.

From Entertainment Weekly:

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.

“It’s true that we’ve had some conversations on X-Files,” Newman said. “We’re hopeful of being able to bring that back at some point.”

Walden added: “Gary and I both worked [at 20th Century Fox Television] through the entire run of The X Files. It was a great experience. We’ve maintained good relationships with Chris, David and Gillian. We’re very hopeful, but it’s hard. The actors are very busy. They have a lot going on. Chris has a lot on his plate, so it’s just trying to carve out the time.

I mean, look – The X-Files was a wonderful show for its time, one that was underappreciated and absolutely brilliant, even for those who weren’t typical sci-fi fans. That being said, some things just need to be left the hell alone. Both stars have moved on, that chapter has closed and to bring the show back now would be basically to shit on its legacy. Nope, not a fan, no thanks.

That being said, I don’t think it’ll ever happen, anyway. David’s busy writing weird books about supernatural cows or some shit and Gillian is on every amazing TV drama going, so… thankfully, I think there’s nothing behind this.

What do you think? Did you watch The X-Files during its original run? Would you watch a reboot?

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“Gillian And I Want To Do It” — David Duchovny Says Yes To A 3rd X-Files Movie

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Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are totally down for doing a third X-Files film — but is anyone else? The 2008 sequel made an appalling $4 million on opening day, so it would really be up to the studio. And then it’s a matter of whether or not fans would go see it. Here’s what Duchovny said about it at a panel for the TV show’s 20th anniversary, via Los Angeles Times:

All the principals are on board. Gillian and I want to do it, so it’s really up to 20th Century Fox at this point…If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that, then I guess that’s what it would be.

“All the principals” includes the show’s creator, Chris Carter.

So what do you guys think? Would YOU see a new X-Files movie? Honestly, all I want to see is Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny come out as a couple.

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Mulder & Scully Are Living Together and DOING IT

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From exclusive sources at Celebrity Dirty Laundry:

… A source exclusively told CDL that David and Gillian have been in a serious relationship for some time now and she and her children are shacking up with the Californication actor. This is a long time coming for the pair whose chemistry on their hit show was always a source of tabloid conjecture. Gillian and David worked together from 1993 to 2002 and starred in the movie version in 2008. Although it seems every fan in the world wanted to get the two together, a relationship was never declared during filming.

Now wait a second, here. I thought that Gillian was gay? Or is gay? I definitely heard somewhere that she was all about the ladies these days, but I don’t know. Maybe I was wrong, or invented it, or had a weird dream one night, I couldn’t tell you. But if this is true? MAN. Can you imagine what it’d be like as a fly in that house? These two could be the new ROBSTEN. They could take the media by STORM as SMULDER. Or MULLY. Or hey, even something like Ducanderny. Anduchon. SMULDER.

Who knows. Maybe it’s true, and maybe there’s some kind of X-Files reunion thing going to happen soon. That’s usually how these things play out, and then not too far down the road, someone goes and sleeps with a director and helps to ruin another marriage. It’s only a matter of time, guys. You wait. David Duchovny’s going to be sleeping with Steven Spielberg any day now.

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So, I Guess These Two Are Staying Together

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Ever since they announced their split last year, David Duchovny and Tea Leoni have been seen together all over the place both as a couple and with their children.  This weekend they spent Father’s Day weekend together in Malibu.  Sometimes, making an “impending divorce” statment is just the trick to re-ignite the spark in a marriage.

According to friends, the couple are “still in love,” and trying to make it work for their kids.  You don’t see too much of that in Hollywood — or anywhere, for that matter — so it’s nice when it happens.

Duchovny openly admitted to struggling with a sex addiction.  Here’s hoping he’s licked it.

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There’s no better way to ask America nicely to stop talking about your no-longer-estranged husband’s stay in sexhab than to show up courtside at a Knicks game with your two young children.

David Duchovny and Tea Leoni brought their kiddos, Madelaine and Kyd, to watch the Knicks play the Pistons in New York on Monday night.

Those are very cute kids, although they do look terribly bored to be there. Also I always think it’s kind of shitty to drag children into a PR stunt, but I guess I see what they’re trying to say here. Like, “Please stop talking about how my husband’s a sex maniac; my children have to exist in the same universe as your magazines.”

Lastly, I have to say that I love their kids’ names. I think Madelaine (or any variation on the spelling) is always an adorable little girl’s name, and naming a boy “Kyd” is actually kind of a cool idea. It’s very cute on a child and very sexy on a man. I dig.