x-files animated series

The X-Files is about to get animated. The X-Files: Albuquerque will be an animated comedy series spun-off from the iconic cult series, and before you ask, no – it doesn’t feature Mulder and Scully. Instead, the series is taking a Star Trek: Lower Decks approach and will be a comedy focusing on new, bumbling characters who just happen to inhabit the X-Files world. So before I go any further, I have to ask: does anyone think this is a good idea?

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x-files cast reunion

Several cast members of The X-Files got together virtually recently – to sing. The gang put on a performance of the show’s iconic theme music, and while the original theme doesn’t have any lyrics, they found a way around that. And it was all in the name of charity! The recording was done to benefit World Central Kitchen, “an organization that focuses on assisting communities in crisis, to provide hot meals and creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty.”

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quarantine stream x-files

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The TV Show: The X-Files

Where You Can Stream It: Hulu

The Pitch: FBI Agents Mulder (believer in the supernatural; horny) and Scully (non-believer in the supernatural; also horny) team-up to investigate government conspiracies, ghosts, monsters, aliens, and other strange occurrences.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Sure, there are a few bad seasons. And the much-hyped revival was kind of a bust. But the majority of The X-Files remains compulsively rewatchable TV. From the over-arching conspiracy plotlines to the monster-of-the-week episodes, The X-Files remains one of the most buzzed-about cult TV shows for a reason. It’s scary, it’s funny, and it’s blessed with two great leads, both of whom have immediate chemistry with each other. And don’t even pretend you don’t feel a sudden endorphin rush the minute that theme music kicks in.

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X-Files - Fake Cigarettes in Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out why movies and TV shows from different studios and networks consistently used the same brand of fake cigarettes. Plus, learn how a pop medley scene in Trolls World Tour came together with songs from the likes of the Spice Girls and Baha Men, and Star Wars franchise legend Anthony Daniels reads a story out of the Star Wars: Galactic Adventures Storybook Collection. Read More »

x-files season 12

If you were hoping for The X-Files season 12, we have some bad news: the show isn’t returning. At least, not for now. But FOX’s reliable shows Prison Break and 24 will both be coming back…again.

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x-files ending

Anyone hoping Gillian Anderson’s comments about retiring Dana Scully were taken out of context… Sorry. She really means it and she confirmed it at a Television Critics Association press conference for the new season of the recently revived The X-Files. She wouldn’t even entertain suggestions that maybe in 10 years, she’ll be ready to play Scully again.

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the x-files ending

A new limited The X-Files series premiered this week, following the 2016 six episode return and star Gillian Anderson has said she intends this to be her last appearance as Agent Scully. X-Files creator Chris Carter said that he does not see continuing The X-Files without Scully. During their executive session for the Television Critics Association, Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden concurred with Carter.

“It seems like if those are the circumstances, there won’t be more X-Files,” Walden said.

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the x-files ending

Could the truth soon be found?

Chris Carter, David Duchovny, and Gillian Anderson are gearing up for the 11th season of The X-Files, the second set of episodes after the seminal sci-fi series was revived more than a decade after its 2002 cancellation. But the revival is likely short-lived: Anderson will be turning in her gun and badge after the season 11 wraps, no longer reprising her role as FBI Agent Dana Scully. So what does that mean for the fate of the X-Files? Series creator and showrunner Chris Carter has shared his thoughts.

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X-Files Season 11 Behind the Scenes

The X-Files is coming back yet again for an 11th and possibly final season. FOX brought the cult procedural show back to life last year with a limited event series, and the results were mixed at best. While season 10 had to pack everything into six episodes, season 11 will run for 10 hours, which will hopefully give the series more room to breathe. But for now, a new X-Files season 11 behind the scenes video introduces you to the new adventures of Agents Mulder and Scully.

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X-Files season 11

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Divorce season 2 has a trailer.
  • Difficult People has been cancelled.
  • The X-Files season 11 has a premiere date, and so does 9-1-1.
  • Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman join Fear the Walking Dead.
  • You’re the Worst renewed for a final season.
  • StartUp renewed by Crackle.
  • Shoot the Messenger has a premiere date and trailer.
  • Say goodbye to Chiller Network.
  • An artist laid-of from Louis C.K.‘s animated series The Cops penned an open letter.

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