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Joel McHale Couldn't Be More Thrilled About Working On The New 'X-Files' Miniseries

06/17/2015 05:15 pm ET | Updated Jun 17, 2015

"The X-Files" will soon be back on the air with a new miniseries, and perhaps no one is more excited about that than Joel McHale.

The comedian is set to guest star on the show as "the anchor of a popular conservative Internet news network who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder," and when McHale visited HuffPost Live on Wednesday, he couldn't stop gushing about the opportunity.

"I have been such a huge fan of the show and the movies, so to be on set with them was truly surreal and thrilling and fun, and I still can't believe my good fortune for being on the show," McHale said. "And the script -- it's Chris Carter, so the script is dynamite, and he's so nice on set."

McHale had equally rapturous praise for the lead actors of the series.

"David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson could not be nicer and more welcoming and gracious -- and they don't have to be. They could be rude to me and I'd be thrilled by it," he said.

And before the big return of "The X-Files," McHale fans can catch him on "The Soup" and as host of the 2015 ESPY Awards, airing July 15 on ABC.

Watch McHale gush about working on "The X-Files" in the video above, and click here for his full HuffPost Live conversation.

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