“The X-Files” originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.
Although Joel McHale will most likely be back as Jeff Winger should “Community” return for a seventh season on Yahoo! Screen, Deadline is today reporting that the actor has joined the cast of FOX’s six-episode revival of “The X-Files.” According to the outlet, McHale will play the recurring role of Tad O’Malley, said to be, “the anchor of a popular conservative internet news network who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder.”