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How The X-Files And Its Stars Celebrated The Show's 24th Anniversary

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The X-Files was one of the biggest shows of the 1990s, and Agents Mulder and Scully became pop culture icons. They made their way back into the limelight in early 2016 with a Fox revival series that served as Season 10, and even more X-Files is still to come. September 10 marked the 24th anniversary of the series' premiere way back in 1993, when Mulder and Scully were still perky young agents who hadn't been abducted and/or harvested just yet. Both the stars and the network found ways to celebrate the anniversary that are pretty fabulous. Take look at Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny's contributions!

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Gillian Anderson kicked off the social media celebrations with a Twitter post featuring Mulder and Scully in their very first case as partners, back when Scully was meant to debunk Spooky Mulder's investigations into the paranormal. That particular plot of the Cigarette-Smoking Man and Co. didn't go over as intended, which has led to 24 years of X. David Duchovny responded to Anderson's tweet with a cute comment of his own, along with an alien emoji. The exchange just makes me want to start whistling the theme song and planning to rewatch some classic X-Files episodes.

Luckily, Fox has made it a lot easier for fans to rewatch the pilot of The X-Files. The network is celebrating the show's 24th anniversary (and all the success it has brought Fox over the years) by making the pilot available streaming on and the Fox Now app. If it's been a while since you've seen the episode or just want to give the pilot a try, it'll be streaming for two weeks with all the dated 90s fashion and technology we could possibly want.

We won't have to wait too much longer for more some new episodes courtesy of Fox. The X-Files is returning for another batch of revival episodes at some point in 2018, and the actors are currently filming. While Season 11 won't debut with many other returning shows in the fall, we can probably expect it around midseason 2018, which is when we got Season 10 back in 2016.

Not too many plot details have yet been released about what's to come in Season 11, although we can only hope that the payoff of that infuriating cliffhanger will answer some of the huge questions we still have about the series. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be back for the season, along with Mitch Pileggi as the long-suffering Walter Skinner, Annabeth Gish as the enigmatic Monica Reyes, and Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose as Agents Miller and Einstein. It hasn't been confirmed if William B. Davis will be back as the Cigarette-Smoking Man, but the events of the cliffhanger indicate that he'll probably at least show up in the Season 11 premiere.

Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and be sure to drop by our breakdown of what we know so far about The X-Files Season 11. Our fall TV guide can point you toward what you can watch while we wait for the new season on Fox.

Laura Hurley
Laura Hurley

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