Fox is going big with its upcoming X-Files event series, giving it its strongest 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. (The Batman drama is expected to return in the spring.) The X-Files will be used to launch new DC drama Lucifer at 9 PM on Monday.
The new X-Files chapter hails from series creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
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.
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