The X-Files Is Coming Back, but Do We Want It to?

Spooks, aliens and were-monsters, look out! Scully and Mulder aren't done yet.

Fox has ordered an eleventh season of the sci-fi hit The X-Files, promising 10 new episodes to air during the 2017-2018 season. And to put your mind at ease, yes, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both returning to reprise their roles as Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully, and creator Chris Carter will return as well.

The X-Files made a surprise return to television last year with a six-episode limited run after 14 years off the air. Despite the struggles of Fox's other recent revivals, including 24: Legacy and Prison Break, The X-Files reboot was one of Fox's best performing series of the season -- Fox says it was the season's number two broadcast drama behind Empire -- and conventional wisdom was that the show would be back once Fox hammered out contract deals with Duchovny and Anderson.

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However, many fans received the revival with mixed feelings, with the mythology episodes -- the premiere and the finale -- being the worst rated of the bunch. The revival reached a high with "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster," a humorous standalone episode featuring guest star Rhys Darby that was universally praised. Season 10 ended on a cliffhanger with an alien ship shining lights directly onto the duo, leaving the door wipe open for more.

Fox also released promo art for the upcoming season.

This article originally appears on TV Guide.com.

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Apr 22, 2017
Really? I lasted about 30 minutes into the reboot, where 1) Fox decided to go political and 2) the entire first series was revealed as being false, a giant middle finger to it's loyal fans. "Oh yeah, that didn't really happen and sorry for you thinking the alien invasion was real....but....uh....yeah keep watching."
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Apr 21, 2017
Cool. Enjoy the revival when FOX brought it back. For the most part. Some things were interesting....

but yeah, looking froward.
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Apr 21, 2017
Didn't watch the original other than an episode or two. I liked the remake, which was pretty much new to me, Even though I didn't watch the originals I would like to see another installment of the remakes.
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Apr 21, 2017
I really liked that were-monster episode, but the rest of the season was terrible. There's no way I'm watching another season.
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Apr 21, 2017
Of course WE want it back. Jesus Surette, you would complain about free ice cream.
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Apr 21, 2017
Just because the cunty critics shat all over it - doesn't mean it shouldn't come back :/

That's like saying should Arrested Development come back for season 5 due to season 4 being average at best

the answer is always yes due to the fact that it ended on a cliffhanger
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Apr 21, 2017
Is that a serious question?!?
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Apr 21, 2017
I am part of the "we", Chris Carter has had ample opportunities to give the x-files a proper send off.

S10 was a disgrace. You know its time to call it quits when even he cant remember which parts of season 8 & 9 we should remember.
what does this asshole do the borrowed time of a s10. Does he finally give it the sendoff it deserves. No, he gives us a god damn cliffhanger. fuck you chris carter.
A very very rare case where a reboot is preferred
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Apr 21, 2017
X files HAD a proper send off - despite what you thought of the original series finale - it was a good ending for the show (especially that motel ending) - but he ruined it with that shitty I Want To Believe movie

So the more seasons Fox and Chris can churn out - i will be happy - just as long as it makes up for the crappy 9th season and the movie

And the event series did just that - it gave us a new mythology whilst also alluding to the finale of season 9 and it gave one of the best episodes in the series with M&S meet the Were-Monster

Yeah it was inconsistent but it wouldn't be X-Files if it gave us 6 awesome episodes
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Apr 21, 2017
are you for real, the truth put Mulder in jail just so we can spend the rest of it going down memory lane. ultimately there was no point in the truth. oh and the truth ended up being a lie. great sendoff
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Apr 21, 2017
When was it estblished that the truth was a lie???
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Apr 21, 2017
Not sure who the "we" is that you are referring to but "I" would like nothing more than to see this show come back with full seasons of 20+ episodes. But 10 will do. For now.
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Apr 21, 2017
My like was in reference to the fact that you want more seasons - I nor David Duchovny want full seasons :P
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Apr 20, 2017
Yes!

The last season certainly had its issues, but I did enjoy it overall. And with 10 episodes, if they do have one or two episodes that are especially weak, it won't be quite as damaging to the season as a whole as it was with 6 episodes.
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Apr 20, 2017
I loved the Revival and am so happy this is getting 10 episodes next year. Great news!
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