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‘X-Files’ Revival Event Series Adds ‘Community’ Star Joel McHale

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise Mulder and Scully in new limited series revival

“Community” star Joel McHale is the first new actor added to Fox’s limited series revival of “The X-Files,” an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

The conspiracy-obsessed drama, which ran for nine seasons and aired its finale in 2002, is being brought back by Fox as a limited series for a six-episode run. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are reprising their roles as FBI investigators Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, respectively, while Mitch Pileggi is also returning as their boss, Walter Skinner.

McHale is set for the role of Ted O’Malley, a conservative Internet news anchor who becomes an unlikely ally in Mulder’s perennial search for “The Truth.”

“X-Files” creator Chris Carter is writing the scripts for the reboot and will also serve as executive producer. The show is set to  premiere in midseason.

McHale, who is best known for his role as Jeff Winger on “Community,” which just wrapped up its sixth season on Yahoo Screen, also hosts E!’s “The Soup.” His film credits include “Adult Beginners” and “Ted.”

He is represented by WME.