For some reason, television channels are scrambling to bring back famous shows from the 90s. Unfortunately all the cartoon characters we used to enjoy now all have drug problems, so they’re focussing more on prime time shows. We’ve already seen it with the reboot of 24 last year, Twin Peaks is set to return next year and now we’re hearing that Fox are in serious talks to bring back The X Files.
In case you somehow missed it, The X Files was undoubtedly one of the sickest shows of the 90s with pretty much everyone of all shapes and sizes tuning in every week to see what Mulder and Scully were up to and what creepy monsters they were investigating. Sure, it never really went anywhere and Mulder never managed to bring down Cigarette Smoking Man and the government conspiracy, but it was still a great show even if it went a bit crappy towards the end, so we’re pretty stoked to hear that it might be coming back.
The CEO of Fox, Gary Newman confirmed the news in a statement yesterday:
It’s true that we’ve had some conversations on The X-Files and we are hopeful of being able to bring it back at some point.
Dana Walden – who’s also fairly high up at Fox – explained that it wasn’t that easy though:
Gary and I both worked through the entire run of The X- Files and we’ve maintained good relationships with Chris, David and Gillian. We’re very hopeful, but it’s hard. The actors are very busy, so it’s just trying to carve out the time.
Really? What are David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson doing that they’re both so busy they can’t come back and film the most successful TV show of either of their careers? I mean Californication and The Fall have both finished right? They surely can’t be that busy when neither of them even have a job can they? I Really think Gary and Dana need to pull their fingers out and get going on this one, as it would surely be their biggest show of the year by some margin if it actually did happen.
It was also revealed that Fox wanted to bring back Prison Break, but that probably isn’t that good an idea considering there’s only so many times Michael Schofield can be incarcerated.