9 Ways To Make Sure An 'X-Files' Reboot Doesn't Suck

January 19, 2015 5:00 PM

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Because Fox chairman and CEO Gary Newman has only been on the job for six months, he might not have really understood what he was doing yesterday when he revealed Fox was in talks to revive "The X-Files" with original stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. But in the relatively few hours since that casual remark — made while speaking to critics during the opening session of the TCA winter press tour — the concept has caught fire, for good and bad reasons alike.

First off, to be clear: They're "in talks." Anything can happen "in talks," including nothing at all. The only thing resembling a confirmed fact is that Fox isn't looking to make "X-Files: The Next Generation"; Newman told Give Me Back My Remote that "What I can say is that if this happens, it’ll be...

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