Fans of cult sci-fi series the X-Files will have to wait an extra six days following its premier in the US before it is broadcast in Australia.
Network Ten has announced that the show will return to air in Australia at 8.30pm on January 31, as part of the broadcaster’s pre-ratings season push. The official return to the ratings season kicks off a week later, from Sunday February 7.
In the US, the show will premiere next Sunday January 24 (Monday January 25, Australian time).
The X-Files is part of a Ten Sunday lineup which also includes the second series launch of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here at 6.30pm, which will then be stripped on weekdays at 7.30pm.
And Ten will air the seventh season of Modern Family – which launched in the US four months ago – at 8pm on Sundays.
The X-Files originally ran from 1993 to 2002. There were also two X-Files moves and spin-off series the Lone Gunmen.
However, after the delayed first episode,the next day Australian fans will see the second episode virtually simultaneously with viewers in the US, with it airing in Australia on Monday February 1 at 8.30pm.
The X-Files mini series runs for just six episodes.