A few weeks ago Fox made a lot of people very happy when they announced that they are bringing back The X-Files. Last week, when David Duchovny was talking about his new NBC show Aquarius, that debuts on May 28th, at the NBC Summer Press Day, we wanted to know more about the show that made him a household name.
When he was asked, why now? He said, “We always wanted to keep it going, you know? We envisioned a movie franchise when we stopped the TV show and we did two. The second one did well, but, I guess, not well enough to do a third. We’re all kind of disappointed that that didn’t happen that way.” Then he added, “Then when television started to change, in that now there are limited runs. I would never have gone and done another 22 episodes of X-Files, but I’m going to do six. So it became like oh, well that’s like doing a movie, that’s like continuing the show in a way that we all can do at this point in our lives. So that’s how that all came about.”
Would he do more than the six episodes that were ordered if the fans still wanted to know more about that truth that is out there. He said, “I mean, six to me sounds very doable at any walk of my life, you know? It’s not a great hardship in terms of time. So I would hope it would be successful, I would hope we could continue, but right now we’re just looking at it as these six and then we’ll see what happens.”
He couldn’t tell us what’s coming up for the revival because he was honest and said that he doesn’t really know. In fact, he also took back what he said on The Late Show with David Letterman last week; he explained that he might’ve jumped the gun when he announced that Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) and The Smoking Man (William B. Davis) would be back. He’s sure they will be, but as of last week they had not signed on.
The X-Files is a still a whiles away, and he has two things coming up next month. As I mentioned he will be starring in the late ’60s police procedural with a Charles Manson twist, Aquarius, at the end of the month, but in the middle of the month he has something big going. He is going to release his debut album Hell or Highwater on May 12th. Wait, what? He shared his experience on how it happened. He said, “It’s just something that came about in the last few years. Just started playing guitar and singing and writing songs, and got somebody foolish enough to allow me to make an album. There it is. I would hope you would like it, all of you.”
The title track is available on iTunes now and you can pre-order the album when you buy the first single from it. When he was asked, what type of music it is, he suddenly became very humble. He said, “I’ve been told, and this is more a production than my own music, but REM or Wilco or even Lou Reed or Tom Petty.” I am not sure, why he was so humbled because the first track is extremely impressive. It’s the type of music you can relax to after a long stressful day and be sent to a much a calmer place after listening to it.
So what does he do to relax to, as in what TV shows does he watch? Are you sitting down? He said Dancing with the Stars. As much as he enjoys watching it, he does not intend to be on it as competitor. When someone asked him if he considered it a guilty pleasure, he responded with “I don’t feel guilt at all,” adding, “It’s just my pleasure.”
And it’s just a pleasure to watch him on TV, in movies, read his book, Holy Cow, and soon listen to his debut album. Is there anything he can’t do?
David Duchovny was on The Late Show tonight and David Letterman asked him about The X-Files coming back to TV. Mulder confirmed that not only are Gillian Anderson and him are returning, so are Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) and The Smoking Man (William B. Davis).
There will also be a new character on the show, and he won’t be seen. When the CBS late host asked him if he thought this was going to happen, Duchovny told him “You know, when they developed Spanx, I knew I had a shot of coming back.” For those of us who followed him to Californication, we know he doesn’t need the tight underwear.
Then he got serious and said that he is grateful that people still want to see the character he made famous over 20 years ago. We are grateful, they still want to play those roles after all of these years.
Fox announced today that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their X-Files roles of Mulder and Scully for a 6 episode mini-series event. Chris Carter is back running the show that has been on hiatus from television for the last 13 years.
Production begins this summer and all other details are being held hostage by the FBI for the time being.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for The X-Files to come back to TV. Hopefully, if it does well enough, Fox will make it regular series again. There is always something out there for Mulder and Scully.
David Duchovny is living in the age of Aquarius, so I guess he decided to go all Californication with his co-star of the day, Bob’s Big Boy.
Just when you think you can’t love Agent Mulder anymore than you already do, he does something the Joneses would never do like this.
David Duchovny was on Late Night yesterday and he played Egg Russian Roulette with Jimmy Fallon and it was eggciting. Basically there was a carton full of a dozen eggs, 8 were hard boiled and 4 were raw. Each man would have to pick an egg and smash it against his head. The man who got egg on his face twice lost.
The game would’ve been more eggciting if the other man has smashed the egg against the other one’s head, so I guess as a consolation to us we got to see both men look like penis heads with those pink bathing caps. I think Duchovny’s was bigger than Fallon’s!
David Duchovny was on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday and he told the ABC late night host how his kids got him a Carvel cake for his 52nd (yes he is that old) birthday. Then the two of them went into a 5 minute discussion about how the yummy ice cream cakes are and the wacky television ads they had for the place back in the ’80s. Finally he told a joke he used to tell when he was a kid and he wound up rotating his hips in such a way that I so wanted him as much as I wanted a Carvel ice cream cake right then and there.
It also didn’t help that before I went to sleep last night I was reading Fifty Shades of Darker and just finished the part where Christian Grey spreads ice cream all over Anastasia Steele. So when I woke up this morning and watched JKL, I was picturing The X-File man as Grey rubbing his Fudgie the Whale down to my Cookie Puss and I was, well you have read the books, I was as happy as Ana Steele would be!
OK, I am off to buy a Carvel cake so that I can cool down. Then I will eat it while watching Californication and The Rapture. Rapture how appropriate, Mr Duchovny, how appropriate you Red Shoe Diary teaser.
On a serious note if Christian Grey wasn’t 27 years old, couldn’t you see him in the lead role. He has that kind of appeal of a man who could get any woman to do what he wants,
Goats has David Duchovny and Alan Ruck in it; so I should want to run out and see it but wild goats couldn’t drag me to see this movie when it comes out on August 10th. Why would anyone pay to see Duchovny looking like that? I know I won’t.
When it comes to the story, I know this movie will find an audience. It just won’t be me.
Two and a half years after David Duchovny and Tea Leoni split and then got back together after he went to sex rehab, they have split again. According to TMZ the two separated again yesterday after 14 years of marriage, but have no plans to file for divorce just yet.
Hopefully the two of them will get back together again because they really seemed to make it work after the last time.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were reunited at the opening of his Broadway show The Break Of Noon and Scully and Mulder look like they are ready to investigate The X-Files all over again. There has been talk that they might be suiting up again for the roles that made them famous once again and I hope it is true.
UPDATE: Here is the awesome trailer for season 4 of the always moody Californication that is back on Showtime January 9th!