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The X-Files will be back in January

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The X-Files is coming back soon, and it’s bringing Haley Joel Osment and Ryan Murphy along with it. Fox released a press release earlier today, announcing that the second season of its X-Files revival project—and the show’s 11th season overall—will premiere on January 3, 2018. Guest stars on the new season include the aforementioned Osment, as well as Annabeth Gish, Robbie Amell, and Lauren Ambrose (all returning from last year’s installment), plus Karin Konoval, Barbara Hershey, and William B. Davis, once again reprising his role as the sinisterly carcinogenic Cigarette-Smoking Man. Earlier this year, the network also confirmed that series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan, and James Wong would all be back to write episodes, as well.

Meanwhile, Fox is taking advantage of the buzz around the series—which ended with a big fat Chris Carter cliffhanger back in February—to boost its new Murphy show, 9-1-1, by premiering it on the same night. The new series will see Angela Bassett, Connie Britton, and Peter Krause working as members of various branches of Los Angeles’ emergency response teams. You can see a trailer for 9-1-1 right here:

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