Community star Joel McHale has landed a guest starring role in Fox’s new six-episode installment of The X-Files, reports Deadline. McHale will play Tad O’Malley, the anchor of a popular conservative Internet news network who becomes an unlikely ally for Fox Mulder.
Along with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who are reprising their signature roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, McHale also joins original cast member Mitch Pileggi, returning as Walter Skinner. Plot details are still being kept under wraps, but Duchovny's reaction to the script was a good one to say the least.
The X-Files, steered by series’ creator Chris Carter, will launch behind Fox’s coverage of the NFC championship game in January. 20th Century Fox TV and Ten Thirteen Productions are producing.