FOX revealed that Joel McHale will guest star in Chris Carter‘s X-Files Season 1 (2016) TV series. McHale will join David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully. McHale (Community, Deliver Us From Evil (2014)) will star as “Tad O’Malley, a conservative news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder.” The X-Files six episode event series will premiere on Sunday January 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm EST after the NFC Championship game. The second part will air the following day Monday January 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm EST.
The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.