Joel McHale Boards 'The X-Files' Revival

"Community" star Joel McHale has landed a guest role on Fox's revival of "The X-Files," marking the first new addition to the six-episode limited series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, he'll play Tad O'Malley, the anchor of a popular conservative Internet news network who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder.

McHale joins a returning cast that includes David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi. William B. Davis is also expected to reprise his role as the Cigarette Smoking Man. "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter will steer the revival, with series veterans Glen Morgan and James Wong writing and directing one episode each.

Fox has made the miniseries a centerpiece of its midseason schedule, with a two-night premiere kicking off Sunday, Jan . 25, following the NFC Championship Game.

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