An actor known for his work on the comedy series “Community” has joined the cast of Fox’s reboot of “The X-Files.”
Deadline.com reports that Joel McHale, who plays Jeff Winger on the NBC/Yahoo series, will play a guest role on “X-Files.”
McHale is also known as the host of E!’s “The Soup.”
The new “X-Files” is scheduled to roll out for its six-episode season on Sunday, Jan. 24, following Fox’s coverage of the NFC Championship Game. Original “X-Files” stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are set to return to their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
“McHale will play Tad O’Malley, the anchor of a popular conservative Internet news network who becomes an unlikely ally for [Mulder],” Deadline reports.