Fox May Be Bringing Back ‘The X-Files’ and ‘24’

Fox’s new primetime lineup may soon look a lot like its old schedule. The network has confirmed that it is exploring the possibility of bringing back two hit series, The X-Files and 24. At a Television Critics Association event this weekend, network reps said they are currently in talks with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson—who played agents Mulder and Scully in the original X-Files—to reboot the beloved sci-fi series.

In an interview with reporters, Fox Television Group Chairman-CEO Dana Walden said the network could also be bringing back 24, with or without Jack Bauer. Last spring, Fox aired a special, 12-episode mini-season called 24: Live Another Day, four years after the show went off the air. But, following Live Another Day, Kiefer Sutherland, who plays the aging intelligence agent, said he wasn’t interested in returning to the show. Walden explained, “Potentially, he won’t be in this installment. If the storytelling is exciting enough, the real-time element—that show really owned that clock—so many production elements are unique to that show. I look at everyone who surrounded Kiefer in the last installment, and I think it could work” …

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