FOX has officially confirmed the anticipated reboot of The X-Files will air in 2016. Now for the bad news. It will only be 6 hours in length. That could translate to 6 episodes or it could air as a miniseries over three nights. If that does't bum you then this news should. There are currently no scripts and Chris Carter has admitted he doesn't know what he's going to do, nor who is going to be involved. Shooting starts this summer.