‘The X-Files’ Revival will Have to Compete as a Regular Series at the Emmys

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The X-Files revival will have to compete as a regular series at the Emmys

The TV Academy addressed revivals and reboots today, clarifying that The X-Files revival can’t be considered a limited series, despite only lasting six episodes. Says the Academy: “Once a show is established as a series, if additional shortened seasons are added… it would still be considered a series, unless it was limited to one or two episodes (which would categorize it as a movie and a limited series respectively).”

Starz casts Ian McShane on American Gods

The Deadwood alum will play the pivital Mr. Wednesday role on the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s hit fantasy novel.

Nickelodeon announces new shows with NFL stars Cam Newton and Rob Gronkowski

Nick’s new programming includes Crashletes, a viral clip show hosted by Patriots tight end Gronk and All In With Cam Newton.

Mistresses brings on Tia Mowry

The Instant Mom and The Game alum will recur on the ABC drama as Yunjin Kim’s literary agent.

Chris Christie gets the Veep treatment

Forget Trump: New Jersey governor is now looking at the back of Selina Meyer’s head. PLUS: Curb Your Enthusiasm meets Christie.

Parents TV Council is warning its members about ABC Biblical drama Of Kings and Prophets

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The Jinx filmmaker had a “terrible feeling” about Making a Murderer

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Kim Raver and Peter Facinelli join Fox’s Zoobiquity pilot

She’ll play the chief of medicine and he’ll play a veterinarian in the Fox medical procedural drama. PLUS: Piper Perabo to star on ABC’s Notorious, Manhattan’s Ashley Zukerman joins CBS’ Four Stars, The Exorcist casts two roles, and Penelope Ann Miller joins T.R. Knight’s ABC pilot.

Deadliest Catch’s Sig Hansen is okay after he was airlifted to hospital

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Triumph the Insult Comic Dog weighs in on the Chris Christie-Donald Trump bromance

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Jonah Hill gets his shoes shined with Kate McKinnon for his SNL promos

Saturday will be Hill’s fourth time hosting.

PBS looks back at astronaut Scott Kelly’s A Year in Space

The first part of a two-part special airs tonight in wake of Kelly’s re-entry back to Earth.

Louis CK had an awkward Portlandia dinner

Watch the Louie star play himself on Thursday’s episode.

ABC’s The Real O’Neals is mostly funny, but it lacks a bit of zing

The gay Catholic sitcom that premieres tonight has great characters even if the writing isn’t always perfect. “What’s great about the O’Neals is that they’re all worth spending time with,” says Brian Moylan. PLUS: Martha Plimpton makes it all work, and this is the Irish-Catholic version of The Goldbergs.

How Southern noir Hap and Leonard went from book to TV

SundanceTV brings Michael K. Williams, James Purefoy and Christina Hendricks together tonight for a pulp-fiction buddy comedy. PLUS: Christina Hendricks on going from Mad Men to Hap and Leonard.