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What to Watch on Wednesday: A chilling secret revealed on ‘The X-Files’

Gillian Anderson, left, and David Duchovny in the “This” episode of “The X-Files” airing Wednesday, Jan. 10 on Fox.
Gillian Anderson, left, and David Duchovny in the “This” episode of “The X-Files” airing Wednesday, Jan. 10 on Fox. Shane Harvey/FOX

X-Files (8 p.m., Fox) – An old friend reaches out to Mulder and Scully in a seemingly impossible way, revealing a chilling secret.

Howie Mandel’s Stand-Up Gala (8 p.m., The CW) – In this third annual special, performances by Cedric the Entertainer, Ron Funches, Cristela Alonzo and others.

Alone Together (8:30 p.m., Freeform) – In this new comedy, platonic best friends want to be accepted by the vain and status-obsessed culture of Los Angeles.

Modern Family (9 p.m., ABC) – Gloria rushes Phil to the hospital for emergency surgery, and rallies the family to be by his side.

9-1-1 (9 p.m., Fox) – A roller coaster malfunction leaves lives hanging in the balance.

NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – Astrophysicist Janna Levin explores black hole science.

The Magicians (9 p.m., Syfy) – Quentin and Julia attempt to bring magic back in the Season 3 premiere.

Rooster & Butch (10 p.m., A&E) – In this new series, self-made millionaires Mike "Rooster" McConaughey and Butch Gilliam, look for ambitious entrepreneurs so they can spread their wealth.

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