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[Updated] NOT A DRILL: Fox Announces The X-Files Officially Returning for 6-Episode Run!

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After months of rumors, Fox officially announced this morning that The X-Files will be returning with creator and executive producer Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on board.

The official announcement came this morning from Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group:

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,” Newman and Walden state. “‘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.

Chris Carter promises that the new season will be worth the wait:

I think of it as 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.

Production is set to begin this summer.

It’s actually happening! What do you guys want from these six new episodes?

[Update] The Queen has spoken:

(via HitFix)

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