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The X-Files reunionIt’s been nearly 20 years since The X-Files debuted on FOX. In honor of the anniversary, a special reunion panel is being held at San Diego Comic-Con later this month.

The panel will feature stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, creator Chris Carter, and other writers/producers like Vince Gilligan, David Amann, Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban and Jim Wong.

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June 3, 2013
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November 22, 2011
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<em>Supernatural:</em> Upcoming Episode Pays Homage to <em>The X-Files</em>

Supernatural: Upcoming Episode Pays Homage to The X-Files

November 18, 2010
If you’re a fan of The X-Files, be sure to tune in to watch Supernatural tomorrow night. The episode’s entitled “Clap Your Hands If Read more . . .
The Story Behind the “22 TV Show Themes in Six Minutes” Medley Video

The Story Behind the “22 TV Show Themes in Six Minutes” Medley Video

March 22, 2010
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<em>The X-Files:</em> FOX’s <em>Fringe</em> Pays Homage to Its Sci-Fi Predecessor

The X-Files: FOX’s Fringe Pays Homage to Its Sci-Fi Predecessor

September 18, 2009
More than a few people have compared the popular Fringe series to The X-Files. Both shows focus on the paranormal and overarching conspiracies. Last Read more . . .
Veterans of Cancelled TV Shows That We Lost in June 2009

Veterans of Cancelled TV Shows That We Lost in June 2009

July 6, 2009
Last month was particularly hard on television lovers. We lost a lot of indelible talent during June. Like their shows, there are a lot of talented people that won't be back in the Fall. They include David Carradine (The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Virginian, Wagon Train, Kung Fu, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Charmed, Medium, Alias, and Jackie Chan Adventures), Ward Costello (The Edge of Night, The Streets of San Francisco, Little House on the Prairie, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Newhart, and General Hospital), Johnny Palermo (Passions, Campus Ladies, Just for Kicks, Everybody Hates Chris, and ER), Michael Roof (Hype and Raising the Roofs), Hal Riddle (Green Acres, The FBI, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Eight is Enough, The Waltons, and Dallas), Ken Roberts (Candid Camera, Love of Life, The Secret Storm, and The Electric Company), Anne Roberts Nelson (I Love Lucy, All in the Family, Gunsmoke, and The Young and The Restless), Lorena Gale (The X-Files, Smallville, Reunion, Bionic Woman (2007), The 4400, Battlestar Galactica, and Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins), Ed McMahon (Who Do You Trust?, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Star Search, TV Bloopers and Practical Jokes, and ALF's Hit Talk Show), Michael Jackson (Jackson 5ive, The Simpsons), Farrah Fawcett (I Dream of Jeannie, The Six Million Dollar Man, Charlie's Angels, Ally McBeal, The Guardian, Spin City, and Chasing Farrah), Gail Storm (My Little Margie, The Gale Storm Show, The Love Boat, and Murder, She Wrote), Billy Mays (Pitchmen), and Harve Presnell (The Pretender, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Dawson's Creek, and Andy Barker, PI). Here are the details... David Carradine, 72, was found dead in his hotel room in Central Thailand. He was there shooting a movie and his June 3rd death is still under investigation. Carradine was born in Hollywood, the son of actor John Carradine, and he is related to several other performers that share his last name. His early roles include those on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Virginian, and Wagon Train. In the 1970s, he starred in the series Kung Fu as "Grasshopper" Kwai Chang Caine and it would become his most-successful television role. He was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for the show. Carradine returned to the role in a TV movie in 1986, with Brandon Lee playing his son. Then, in the 1990s, he came back to series television in Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and played the grandson of his original character. He appeared in many movies over the years (most notably the Kill Bill movies) and guested on shows like Charmed, Medium, Alias, and Jackie Chan Adventures.
Veterans of Cancelled TV Shows That We Lost in January 2009

Veterans of Cancelled TV Shows That We Lost in January 2009

February 2, 2009
Several very notable veterans of television history left us in January. They include Bernie Hamilton (Starsky and Hutch), Steven Gilborn (Ellen, The Wonder Years, Damages, The Bernie Mac Show, NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The West Wing, The Practice, L.A. Law, Columbo and Law & Order), Pat Hingle (Hail to the Chief, Hawaii Five-0, M*A*S*H, and Gunsmoke), Cheryl Holdridge (The Mickey Mouse Club, My Three Sons, Bewitched, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Leave It to Beaver), Don Galloway (Ironside, General Hospital), John Hager (Hee-Haw), Harry Endo (Hawaii Five-0, Magnum, PI), Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner), Ricardo Montalban (Star Trek, Dynasty, The Colbys, Here's Lucy, and Murder, She Wrote), Gordon Mitchell (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple, and Mork and Mindy), Bob May (Lost in Space), and Kim Manners (Charlie's Angels, Star Trek: The Next Generation, 21 Jump Street, Baywatch, The X-Files, and Supernatural).
<em>Arrested Development:</em> Movie Plans Official; New Hope for Other Cancelled TV Shows?

Arrested Development: Movie Plans Official; New Hope for Other Cancelled TV Shows?

November 24, 2008
Though the Arrested Development TV show was cancelled after three seasons, the Bluths are going to the big screen. Is this good news for other cult-favorites like Pushing Daisies and Veronica Mars? Arrested Development centers around the wealthy Bluth family. At the center is widower Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), who becomes the family business' CEO when his father, George Sr. (Jeffrey Tambor), is jailed. Michael tries to raise his son, George Michael (Michael Cera), while dealing with his eccentric clan's antics. The family includes manipulative mother Lucille (Jessica Walter), socially inept Byron "Buster" (Tony Hale), delusional George Oscar "Gob" (Will Arnett), adopted sister Lindsay (Portia de Rossi), her husband Tobias (David Cross), and their attention-starved daughter, Mae "Maeby" (Alia Shawkat). The series' narrated by Ron Howard and also features actors like Henry Winkler, John F. Beard, Mae Whitman, B.W. Gonzalez, Justin Lee, Liza Minnelli, Judy Greer, and Justin Grant Wade. Created by Mitchell Hurwitz, the TV show debuted on FOX on November 2, 2003. Though the series was a hit with critics, it never achieved ratings success. The network stuck with it for three seasons but ultimately pulled the plug after 53 episodes. The last original installment aired on February 10, 2006. Showtime reportedly wanted to pick up Arrested for another season but Hurwitz declined to be involved. He believed he'd taken the show as far as he could as a weekly series and that the cast was ready to move one. Showtime's interest dissolved.
Where Are They Now? Some Greenroom Chatter for November 19, 2008

Where Are They Now? Some Greenroom Chatter for November 19, 2008

November 19, 2008
Some of our best TV shows may be dead and gone but the actors who played the great characters are still around. They're popping up in feature films as well as TV shows like Medium, Burn Notice, Valentine, Grey's Anatomy, and Desperate Housewives. We're keeping tabs on talented TV show veterans like Julie Benz (Hi Honey, I'm Home!, Dexter), Sean Patrick Flanery (The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles), Billy Connolly (Head of the Class), Judd Nelson (Suddenly Susan), Lauren Hutton (Falcon Crest), Glenne Headly (Monk), Gary Cole (The West Wing, Family Affair), David Duchovny (The X-Files), Tracy Pollan (Family Ties), Joshua Malina (Big Shots), Kevin McKidd (Journeyman), Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under), Amanda Seyfried (Veronica Mars), Leslea Fisher (Surface), Todd Grinnell (Four Kings), J.D. Walsh (Dharma & Greg), Vince Vieluf (Love, Inc.), Laura Allen (Dirt), Dean Cain (Clubhouse), James Tupper (Men in Trees), and Allison Hossack (Falcon Beach). To start, Julie Benz (Hi Honey, I'm Home!, currently Dexter) has booked a lead role as a special agent in Boondock Saints II: All Saint's Day. Like the original, this one will star TV show veterans like Sean Patrick Flanery (The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles), Billy Connolly (Head of the Class), and Judd Nelson (Suddenly Susan). In the more immediate future, watch for Benz in Saw V and Punisher: War Zone.

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