The truth is out there, and returning to the Fox Network in January 2016! The new X-Files miniseries from creator Chris Carter will also have returning stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson revisiting the iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Today, Fox announced their launching pad, the NFC Championship Game. The six-episode series will debut behind the big game on Sunday, January 24, continuing with its time-period premiere the following night in its regular Monday 8 PM time slot, taking over for Gotham. No official release date has been announced for the Batman prequel, but Spring is the expected time for the second season. The X-Files will be used to launch new DC comics based drama Lucifer at 9 PM on Monday.  You can read the official release from Fox here.

The X-Files has a history airing behind big football games on Fox.  In January 1997, an episode of the hit sci-fi drama written by some of its best known alums — Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, and Frank Spotnitz — ran after the Super Bowl.

Let’s fill the waiting time with this 90’s classic by Bree Sharp:

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