We still have to pinch ourselves to believe that this is actually happening, but we WANT TO BELIEVE. No matter what we think though, The X Files is returning and we now know when.

Fox has announced that the first episode in the six-part-series will be broadcast on Sunday, January 24th 2016, although we still don't know when exactly it will be available this side of the pond, but hopefully Sky or the like will pick it up.

The second episode is then set to air the following night before it settles into a five-week-run on Monday's at 8pm.

Both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will return to their roles as Scully and Mulder, while series creator Chris Carter is also on board.

Let the countdown begin!