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Is It Too Early To Start Thinking About The Emmys?

4/17/2016 11:12am EDT
Dear Emmys, Please Don't Forget These Shows and Actors Come Nomi
It has been well over a month since the Oscars, which means it is time to switch gears to the Emmys. The nominations are usually not announced until the middle of the summer, but it is never early to get the TV Academy’s attention to make sure they do not overlook certain shows and performances. Here are some examples of televisual excellence that the Emmys have yet to recognize (due to newness and/or lack of viewership) but that they really should:

Comedy Series: “Review”
According to Vulture critic Matt Zoller Seitz, the mark of a great TV show is “the continual possibility of surprise...

'The X-Files' Scores Huge Ratings -- See Details

1/25/2016 2:34pm EST
The X-Files
Bringing back The X-Files proved to be huge for FOX on Sunday night, as more than 13 million viewers tuned in to watch former FBI agents Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) in the premiere of the new six-episode event series.

But is that number really an accurate representation of the show's success? And what does it mean for the network's recently announced plan of resurrecting other past series for new installments?

13 million is an impressive number, absolutely. That's on par with things like NBC's The Voice (which normally does about 12 million on its best d...

FOX Stages UFO Crash Landing

1/23/2016 9:04am EST
FOX Stages UFO Crash Landing To Promote 'X-Files'
FOX staged a fictional UFO "crash landing" at a Los Angeles shopping center on Friday as a promotional stunt for this weekend's return of The X-Files.

The faux alien spacecraft (pictured above) was installed at The Grove in Los Angeles, complete with some "shocking home video" of the crash, which we've included for you to watch below:

Fans who want to check out the UFO can visit The Grove until 10 PM tonight to see it up close and personal. Don't be expecting any surprise appearances from Mulder or Scully, however - the spacecraft is all that's happening this weekend.

It's the latest i...

Will There Be A Third 'X-Files' Movie?

1/18/2016 8:03am EST
Fans of 'The X-Files' are anxiously awaiting the return of the show on Sunday, Jan. 24. The popular 90s sci-fi drama is coming back for a six-episode run, again featuring the acting of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in the roles of Agents Mulder and Scully. The iconic duo was last seen in the 2008 movie, 'The X-Files: I Want To Believe', and now, show creator Chris Carter has teased that there could be another film on the way if this new season is a success.

Carter revealed the news on Friday to The Hollywood Reporter, saying he had already written a third 'X-Files' movie script even ...

FOX Gives ‘X-Files’ Fans A Special Exclusive Treat

1/12/2016 10:30am EST
Watch The First 60 Seconds Of 'The X-Files' Online
FOX is really teasing audiences about the upcoming return of The X-Files. On Monday, the network offered the first minute of the limited series' premiere episode online as part of a new website launch.

Fans who visit the site ( can watch the opening 60 seconds, which consist of David Duchovny's Fox Mulder narrating an explanation of the show's premise as he lays out a series of photos.

Mulder explains how he came to the X-Files while hoping to find his missing sister Samantha, was introduced to Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and how he ultimately left the...

Check Out 'The X-Files' Collector's Set On Blu-ray

12/20/2015 6:49am EST
Last-Minute Christmas Gift Idea: 'The X-Files' Collector's Set O
Two FBI agents, one a pragmatist and the other a believer, work together investigating unexplained cases in "The X-Files." Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) ultimately form a powerful bond as they struggle to unravel deadly conspiracies and solve paranormal mysteries.

"The X-Files" the Collector's Set on Blu-ray includes more than 23 hours of content covering all nine seasons – perfect for catching up on the series before the new event miniseries airs next month.

Relive all the mythology, conspiracy theories with special features, including be...

The 'X-Files' Is Back

12/12/2015 9:06am EST
FOX Drops A New 'First Look' At 'The X-Files'
FOX has released its "first look" at the upcoming return of The X-Files. Click below to watch the new video, which features stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as they discuss what fans can expect from the six-episode miniseries and their thoughts on the X-Files comeback.

Also included in the video are series creator Chris Carter and producer/writer Glen Morgan, who discuss one of the factors that sets X-Files up for success: that members of the original creative team, not just the stars, are coming back for the second go-around.

If you look closely, you might even see a monster in ...

An Inside Look At 'The Man In The High Castle' With Writer/Producer Frank Spotnitz

11/20/2015 12:04pm EST
Frank Spotnitz Previews Amazon's 'The Man In The High Castle'
The day is finally here: Amazon Prime is launching The Man in the High Castle, its original series that will redefine the way you think of streaming television. That it's so good is no surprise when you remember that it comes from Frank Spotnitz, one of television's best writers and producers.

At the recent New York Comic Con, Starpulse sat down with Frank to discuss how he came aboard the adaptation of Philip K. Dick's chilling alternate history novel, and the process in turning it into a thought-provoking ten-episode season that is as good as any modern-day series.

He came aboard the pr...

15-Seconds Of The Truth Is Out There

7/17/2015 10:21pm EDT
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Fans of hit 90s sci-fi show 'The X-Files' have been eagerly awaiting the January 2016 return of the hit series.

Production on the show began this summer, but the set has remained as closely guarded as some of the government secrets the show is famous for exploring.

Not surprisingly, die-hard fans have freaked out over even the smallest details about the production, like a few photographs tweeted out by stars Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and others last month.

Fox has finally shared the first official look at Mulder and Scully together again with the release of a 15-second teaser for...

Fox Is Bringing Back 'The X-Files' -- But Not For Long

3/25/2015 9:53pm EDT
Duchovny and Anderson in The X-Files
Following the news in January that Fox executives were discussing bringing back hit 90s series The X-Files with the show's creator and stars, a deal has been finalized that will bring the series back to prime time television after 13 year.

Unfortunately for fans -- it's only for six episodes.

The network revealed on Wednesday that a deal was reached with creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and production will begin this summer.

"We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of The X-Files – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of...

Is Fox Bringing Back 'The X-Files'?

1/18/2015 6:53pm EST
Fox Execs Confirm Talks Of Bringing Back 'The X-Files'
Following the success of bringing back hit series "24" for a 12-episode run last spring, executives at the Fox network are now considering resurrecting a pair of shows from the TV graveyard: 90s paranormal series "The X-Files" and serial drama Prison Break, which ran from 2005-2009.

During the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour over the weekend, Fox heads Gary Newman and Dana Walden addressed rumors that "The X-Files" is headed back to the small screen for a limited run.

"I think it's been reported and it's true that we've had some conversations on 'X-Files,'" Newman said. "W...

12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To

8/30/2014 11:00am EDT
12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To
It seems like we've turned a corner in the past year or so when it comes to female characters on television. There are not only more women in roles that are robust and meaty, but there are most diverse offerings, making characters that any person can relate to. In honor of television moving forward to create more and better roles for women, here are some of our favorite relatable female characters.

Peggy Olson, "Mad Men"

Peggy Olson wants to be a career woman and she won't let anyone stop her, despite her era's sexist views working against her. Starting out as a secretary at Sterling ...

The 15 Sexiest Sci-Fi Women On Television

3/26/2014 1:34am EDT
The 15 Sexiest Sci-Fi Women On Television
Sci-fi shows have a lot to offer - intriguing storylines, alien encounters, paranormal activity and, more often than not, beautiful women.

Today's sci fi is no longer geared to just nerds and homebodies. With compelling story threads, many tune in to find out what happens to the characters each week. But having a little eye candy doesn't hurt either.

Who makes our list of the sexiest sci-fi stars on television?

Valerie Stahl (Minka Kelly) from Almost Human (2013-)

FOX's "Almost Human" is a police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved h...

The Best And Worst Resurrections Of TV Characters

12/18/2013 11:07am EST
Family Guy
Brian from Family Guy was resurrected via some time-traveling tomfoolery Sunday night, making him the latest TV character to be brought back from the dead. We can't say we were surprised by his return, considering Family Guy might as well be called "The Stewie and Brian Show" these days. However, it did get us thinking about some of the best and worst resurrections of TV characters…

Worst: Stewie, Family Guy. Let's stick with Family Guy for our first choice. Yes, it was necessary for Stewie to come back to life due to his popularity on the show. However, when Stewie "died" in a computer pr...

Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny Reunite At Comic Con, Want Another 'X-Files' Movie

10/14/2013 7:00pm EDT
David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson
David Duchovny and his "X-Files" co-star Gillian Anderson reunited at New York Comic Con over the weekend and told fans they're open to making another film about the cult TV series.

"The X-Files" 20th anniversary panel, titled "The Truth Is Here," took place at The Paley Center for Media.

Duchovny, 53, played FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, while Anderson, 45, played Special Agent Dana Scully on the series. The show ran for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002.

According to the Associated Press, Duchovny expressed his willingness to make a third "X-Files" movie. "Gillian and I want to do it, so ...

TV Characters We'd Want As Our BFF

7/13/2013 10:03am EDT
King of the Hill
Countless scenes in FOX's King of the Hill showed Hank Hill and his three best friends standing around in the alley, drinking beer and talking about whatever they wanted to. It got us thinking: which TV characters would we want as our BFFs? Here's BFTV's list of the top 10 fictional folks we'd like to be best friends with.

Before you check out our picks, let us set them up for you with the rules of the game:

1) The King of the Hill test: is this character really someone you'd want to spend hours in the alley with?

2) No more than one character from the same TV series

3) No more than one...

The Top 10 TV Shows That Should Be Brought Back, Rebooted Or Just Re-Run

10/5/2012 3:07pm EDT
Miami Vice
TV remakes are either hit-or-miss, but with hollywood lacking many new ideas (seems like every other show is a crime drama or takes place in a hospital these days) we've thought of a few classic shows that we think would make the cut and stick around for a while -- if they're done correctly.

There are a number of old shows from the 70s and 80s that have been brought back in recent years, some with all new casts and edgier than their predecessors, and others featuring some of the original cast members. Others were revamped entirely, and some casting decisions killed a couple before they wer...

5 Best and 5 Worst Live Action TV Series Based On Comics

8/30/2012 4:07pm EDT
The Walking Dead
Expectations are high for Joss Whedon's SHIELD live-action superhero series. While animated series based on comics have flourished ever since Batman: The Animated series broke onto the scene in the early 90s, live-action shows based on comic books are hit-or-miss. They require a larger budget to showcase super powers and outlandish costumes and mutants. Despite this, we were able to point out the five best live action TV shows based on comics - and managed to cut down the worst to five.

The Best:

1. The Incredible Hulk: This TV took its comic book source seriously, and the show profited...

David Duchovny Says He Would 'Love' To Do Another 'X Files' Movie

8/10/2012 3:18pm EDT
David Duchovny
David Duchovny is urging studio bosses to consider reviving the The X Files movie franchise because he wants to see the American film industry invest more money in "homegrown" projects.

The TV series, which starred Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as alien-chasing FBI agents, has spawned two films and was last brought back to the big screen in 2008's The X Files: I Want to Believe.

Anderson has previously insisted she would happily reprise her role as Dana Scully and the show's writer Frank Spotnitz recently threw his support behind a possible third installment.

Duchovny has now waded int...

Rep: David Duchovny Not Dating 'X-Files' Co-Star Gillian Anderson

8/10/2012 9:01am EDT
David Duchovny
David Duchovny and his former "The X-Files" star Gillian Anderson are not dating, according to a representative for the actor.

A spokesperson for Duchovny has put an end to the rumors, telling, "It is not true."

On Wednesday, gossip website posted an article suggesting Duchovny and Anderson had been "in a serious relationship for some time now." The rumor struck one day after Anderson confirmed her six-year romance with Mark Griffiths had ended.

Last year, Duchovny's wife Tea Leoni left him for the second time. Prior to that, the actor had sought help f...

'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' Named The Greatest Cult TV Series

7/27/2012 9:17am EDT
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Fans just can't get enough of vampires. Today it's "Twilight," but not too long ago it was "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," which tops a new magazine list of the 25 Best Cult TV Shows from the past 25 years.

The Joss Whedon-helmed series ran for 144 episodes between March 1997 and May 2003, and is number one on Entertainment Weekly's new poll. The show was a mixture of drama, comedy, romance, action, and horror.

"Buffy" centered on the exploits of its titular vampire slayer, a mystical "Chosen One" living in Sunnydale, Calif., an idyllic small town situated atop the mouth to hell. Buffy (Sarah...

The 10 Television Characters I Still Miss

3/28/2012 8:00am EDT
Line of Fire
There are lots of TV shows I miss. But then there are the characters: individual performances so good they came alive, and I still wonder about them. It's one thing to mourn a show for awhile, another to ask yourself years later, "Whatever happened to...?" as if that person was real.

Here are ten TV characters that I still think about, in (almost) chronological order of their departures.

1. Jennifer Sampson in Line of Fire, as played by Julie Ann Emery (2003)

I'm putting this one first because this is the character that gave me the idea for this piece. Sometimes I feel like I was the o...

Gillian Anderson Says She Was Offered 'Downton Abbey' Role

3/16/2012 1:24pm EDT
Gillian Anderson
Gillian Anderson missed out on the chance to star in Downton Abbey after she was offered a leading role in the popular British period drama.

The X Files star has revealed she was approached by TV bosses to play American aristocrat Lady Cora Crawley in the Emmy-winning TV series, which has become a hit on both sides of the Atlantic.

However, the part eventually went to Elizabeth McGovern.

Anderson tells TV Guide Magazine, "I was actually offered a part in Downton."

Nevertheless, she hopes her role in a TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations will be just as popular: "Hop...

David Duchovny Involved In Legal Dispute With Psychologist Over Sex Addiction Book

3/9/2012 8:15am EST
David Duchovny
David Duchovny's lawyer has ordered a psychologist to stop using the actor's name in association with a new book on sex addiction.

The X-Files star has talked candidly about his sex addiction issues in the past after he split from his wife Tea Leoni in 2008 and enrolled in a rehab program to treat his personal problems.

Clinical psychologist David J. Ley has written a new book on the subject, titled The Myth of Sex Addiction, and he used Duchovny as an example in an article published in the New York Post over the weekend.

The actor's attorney, Stanton L. Stein, subsequently sent a let...

TV Book Club Q&A: Howard Gordon's 'Hard Target'

2/1/2012 12:20pm EST
Howard Gordon
Howard Gordon, the TV writer-producer who's been a part of so many fabulous shows, has hit the bulls-eye again with his second novel, Hard Target.

There's no doubt that Gordon is in the top class of TV scribes. His credits include sci-fi staple The X-Files, the underappreciated The Inside, the phenomenon that was 24, and last TV season's clear number one drama Homeland - plus, I give him bonus points for trying to bring my favorite British series Ultraviolet to American television. But being a great TV writer doesn't necessarily make a great novelist: while it's the same general trade, it'...

Michael Buble Once Starred On 'The X-Files'

12/7/2011 12:30am EST
Michael Buble
Singer Michael Buble has a secret acting past - he once appeared on an episode of The X-Files.

The Canadian crooner admits he jumped at the chance to earn a little cash when he was asked to play a sea-faring extra.

He tells Parade magazine, "It was a very small part. I was a sailor. I just needed the money. My singing career was non-existent at that point."

And he didn't have to dig too deep to find his sea legs - before his music career took off, Buble used to take to the sea with his fisherman father off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Fall Preview: 'Homeland'

10/2/2011 1:32pm EDT
For those of you who want really smart TV: watch Showtime's Homeland tonight. You'll thank me later.

Homeland features the underrated Damian Lewis - proving his stellar work in NBC's Life was the rule and not the exception - as Marine Sgt. Nicholas Brody, rescued from Iraq after eight years missing. I always felt like I couldn't say enough about Lewis when Life was on, and I feel that way about his performance here. There's something in his eyes that allows you to read remarkable depth of character, yet looking into them you really can't tell if he's good, evil or if he even knows. ...

Interview: '24's' Howard Gordon Turns Novelist

1/10/2011 9:15pm EST
Howard Gordon
Howard Gordon has perhaps one of the most impressive resumes for a TV producer working today. His credits include Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, The X-Files, The Inside and 24. With 24 ending, you'd think he might finally take a vacation - but you'd be wrong. In addition to developing two new series, he also found the time to write his first novel. Howard reunited with me on Monday evening to talk about Gideon's War and what it's like to switch from TV boss to novelist.

What made you decide to write a novel?

It was actually a longtime ambition. In college, I was a creative writing m...

Former TV Stars We'd Like To See Back On The Boob Tube

8/31/2010 8:06am EDT
JENNIFER ANISTON: Once the sole reason many viewers tuned into "Friends" during the show's heyday in the 90s, Jen made boys swoon and girls run to the salons to get the most sought-after do of the decade, The Rachel. While Aniston has enjoyed some success with movies such as “The Good Girl” and “Along Came Polly”, we like her best on the tube portraying a ditzy, spontaneous character with a rosy romantic outlook.


Oh, George. Why did you go ahead and become such a movie star? Never mind Dr. Dreamy and McSteamy. You will always be our favorite TV doc. Who can forget “ER”? ...

Syfy's Hit Duo: 'Warehouse 13' and 'Eureka'

8/9/2010 9:28pm EDT
Warehouse 13: In the fist season, the show about two Secret Service agents hunting down artifacts capable of everything from passing through solid objects to seeing the future, really overdid the "will they/ won’t they" relationship between business-like Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) and free-spirited Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock). And yeah, some of you out there are saying "Hey, they stole that from Castle, and Castle stole it from Bones," ignoring that X-Files did the exact same type of relationship and did it much better over a decade before any of them. But, I digress.

My point is that...