X Files new series casts Community actor – we approve

Find out who will be starring alongside Mulder and Scully in the new X Files

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Community star Joel McHale has been cast in The X Files

The X Files has made its first new addition to the cast, with the news that Community and Deliver Us From Evil star Joel McHale will feature in the upcoming Season 10, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor will play Ted O’Malley, the anchor of a popular right-wing internet talk show, who  somewhere along the way becomes an ally of David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder. He joins returning cast members Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi, with Chris Carter back on board writing and executive producing.

Those who have seen Community will be fully aware of McHale’s many funny bones, although equally he can mix it up, having played more serious roles in the likes of Deliver Us From Evil and The Informant!. Either way, it’s a great piece of news that we’re very excited about.

The X Files: Season 10 will air in January 2010. For more on the biggest TV news, pick up the latest issue of SciFiNow.