ICYMI: The X-Files May Return; Ewan McGregor Joins Season 3 of Fargo; The Americans Sets End Date; and More TV News

May 27, 2016 by Sling Staff

After being resuscitated for a six-episode revival on FOX, the X-Files may find its way back to the small screen for more episodes: at last week’s FOX upfront presentation, creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson all indicated a that they’re on board to keep at it. (Deadline)

HISTORY has announced a slew of new shows coming to their line up, including The Rise and Fall of El Chapo, an in-depth look at drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman; Alexander Hamilton, centering on American political and financial institutions created by the founding father; DB Cooper, the story of the man who hijacked a commercial flight headed for Seattle in 1971 carrying a bomb and demanding $200,000 in cash along with four parachutes before he jumping into the night, never to be seen again; and Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour, which follows the father-son duo as they travel the world to places they’ve always wanted to see. (Deadline)

FOX announced that its revival of the real-time spy series 24, 24: Legacy is set to premiere after the Super Bowl on February 5. (Deadline)

After one less-than-stellar season, Freeform has pulled the plug on *Recovery Road*, a series about a teenager dealing with addiction. (Deadline)

Now that Togetherness has come to an end, Amanda Peet has found her way to IFC for a new called Brockmire, which will star Hank Azaria as the titular character. Peet will play Jules, the strong-willed owner of a struggling minor-league baseball team in a small town. (Deadline)

FOX has renewed Sleepy Hollow for a fourth season while canning the short-lived dramas Minority Report and Second Chance. (Deadline)

After one season that underperformed,A&E has sent Damien back to hell. (Deadline)

FX continues to draw in high-caliber talent to its content: Ewan McGregor has signed on to star in season 3 of the hit anthology series Fargo, which has drawn the likes of Kirsten Dunst, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, and Billy Bob Thornton in past seasons. McGregor will play two characters in the upcoming season, brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. (Deadline)

EPIX has given a series order to a small-screen adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s crime novel Get Shorty, which was previously a 1995 film starring John Travolta and his sunglasses. (Variety)

FX’s critical smash The Americans has an end date: the series about a pair of KGB spies embedded in a Washington, D.C. suburb has been renewed for seasons five and six to wrap up the story and call it quits. (Deadline)

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