Fox has set a January 3, 2018 premiere date for the 10 episode season two of the critically acclaimed sci-fi event series, The X-Files. The network also announced the new dramatic series 9-1-1 will air immediately after the first episode of The X-Files season two. The X-Files premiere will air at 8pm ET/PT with 9-1-1 airing at 9pm ET/PT.
Season two of The X-Files reunites David Duchovny as FBI Agent Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agent Dana Scully. The cast also includes Mitch Pileggi as FBI Asst Director Walter Skinner and guest stars Annabeth Gish, Robbie Amell, Lauren Ambrose, Karin Konoval, Barbara Hershey, Haley Joel Osment, and William B. Davis (as the Cigarette Smoking Man). Chris Carter created the series and executive produces along with Glen Morgan.
Season one of the new run of The X-Files attracted more than 16 million viewers on average. The revived series earned the #2 spot among all broadcast dramas in 2016.
The procedural drama 9-1-1 stars Peter Krause (The Catch), Connie Britton (Nashville), and Angela Bassett (American Horror Story). Oliver Stark (Into The Badlands), Aisha Hinds (Shots Fired), Kenneth Choi (The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story), and Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break) co-star. The series was created by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee), Brad Falchuk, and Tim Minear. Angela Bassett, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Brad Buecker executive produce, with Bueckner also directing the premiere episode.
The 9-1-1 Plot: 9-1-1 explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters who are thrust into the most frightening, shocking and heart-stopping situations. These emergency responders must try to balance saving those who are at their most vulnerable with solving the problems in their own lives.