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What to Watch on Sunday: ‘The X-Files’ returns on Fox

David Duchovny (left) and Gillian Anderson in “The X-Files.”
David Duchovny (left) and Gillian Anderson in “The X-Files.”

X-Files (10 p.m., Fox) – This huge hit from the ’90s (it ran 1993-2002) returns for a limited run miniseries, reuniting Mulder (David Duchovney) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) after a TV personality (Joel McHale) enlists them to help with a possible government conspiracy. In the first episode, a possible alien abductee shares information that challenges Mulder’s beliefs on the existence of aliens. It airs right after the Panthers beat the Cardinals (fingers crossed!) and part two airs Monday night at 8. Is it any good? Well... Yes and no. Or rather, no, then yes. Read Thad Ogburn’s very good review of “X-Files” so you’ll be able to manage your expections.

Also on . . .

N.C. Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV) – Ron Rash talks about his book, “Above the Waterfall.”

Galavant (8 p.m., ABC) – Richard, Roberta and Sid rush Galavant to a healer in hopes of saving his life. Also, Madalena shares her true feelings with Gareth.

Downton Abbey (9 p.m., UNC-TV) – Anna and Mary head to London and a former maid comes for lunch.

Mercy Street (10 p.m., UNC-TV) – Emma nurses her wounded friend, while Samuel helps Mary as she attempts to improve the lives of her patients.

Billions (10 p.m., Showtime) – Chuck’s probe is temporarily derailed, and Axe makes an aggressive move.

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