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'The X-Files' Is Returning To Fox After 13 Years

03/24/2015 12:49 pm ET | Updated Mar 24, 2015

Nostalgia is out there: Fox announced on Tuesday that "The X-Files" will return to the network more than 13 years after the series ended its cult run. Original series creator Chris Carter will shepherd the special six-episode "event series" to air with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their respective roles as Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully.

"I think of it as a 13-year commercial break," Carter said in a statement. "The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories."

"The X-Files" premiered in 1993 and ran for nine seasons. It also spawned two feature films, including 2008's "The X-Files: I Want To Believe."

“We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of 'The X-Files' -- one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers -- and we couldn't be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again," Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, said in a statement. "'The X-Files' was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture -- yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as 'The X-Files' and we're ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they've been waiting for."

Production on the return of "The X-Files" is set to begin this summer. No air date has been set.

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