The X-Files has been re-opened. We’re less than two weeks away from Fox’s highly anticipated revival, and the magic is already back. Last night, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the series, and as expected, they were totally game for a little comedy.
The two reprised their roles as Special Agent Fox Mulder and Special Agent Dana Scully, and were tasked in exploring an abandoned government lab somewhere in New Mexico. Things take a left turn when Kimmel appears as their new schlubby partner, Agent Keith, who offers some sage-like advice.
There are lot of things to love about this clip, from Anderson’s tousled red wig to Duchovny’s tongue-in-cheek conviction, but everyone can agree that watching the two hook up to Hootie’s “Only Wanna Be With You” now ranks up there with “Small Potatoes” or “Bad Blood”. #nerdalert
Watch the clip below, followed by the actual interview shortly after.
In related news, Fox has offered up the first minute of the show’s season premiere, which you can watch here. The rest of the episode premieres on Sunday, January 24th. Excited? Stay tuned for our complete X-Files coverage over the next week.