X-Files Casts Community's Joel McHale

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Fox's X-Files revival has added Community's Joel McHale to the cast as a guest star.

McHale will play Tad O'Malley, a conservative news anchor who becomes a surprising ally to Fox Mulder (David Duchovny).

McHale is the first new name added to the X-Files cast since the revival was announced. He'll be joining returning original series stars Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Mitch Pileggi.

Creator Chris Carter is writing the scripts for the 6-episode limited event.

The X-Files will begin airing on Fox on January 24, 2016.

(Source: THR)