The Untitled X-Files Revival (2016) should be amalgamated into The X-Files (1993) page based on this:

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Hello, I wanted to see if you would be willing to move the new "Untitled X-Files Revival (2016) page back into the main "The X-Files (1993) page as Season 10. As you can see from Chris Carter's (the show's creator) own Instagram the episode number for the first episode is 1001. Meaning Season 10 ep 01. Since the show's creator is considering this new Mini Series to be the show's tenth season I thinkit's only fitting that the IMDB pages do the same. I know many fans would be happy with this change as the separation of TV episodes just doesn't make sense. Here is a link to Chris's Instagram showing the episode number https://instagram.com/p/3j6JOiRC_i/?taken-by=chriscarter1013. Thank you for your consideration to this matter. I'm looking forward to seeing Season 10 (aka Untitled X-Files Revival (2016)) back with the first 9 seasons where it belongs. - Brian
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Hi Brian -

Thanks for reporting this, our title editors will take a look as soon as they can.
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Thank you Michelle, I appreciate you looking into this. I know fans will always differ on the placement of things like this but to have one place for all TV X-Files is something I know many fans are interested in. The dual posts on the different pages message boards just doesn't make any sense when we can call chat and follow up on show fact and actors etc from one consolidated IMDB page for the show itself. 

Now how this revival been a reboot then a separate page would of course make sense but as it is for all intents and purposes the same show, combining them makes sense. After all, the show's creator is looking at it that way.
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Off-topic note:
Before "24: Live Another Day"  premiered, a director tweeted an image of a script title page referring to the series as "Day 9".  Some fans wanted IMDb to merge the "24: Live Another Day"  series page into the original 24  series page, as "Season 9".  That wasn't done, and up to now the "24: Live Another Day"  page remains separate.

I personally didn't care, and I don't mind if such revival or event-series pages are kept separate.
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24: Live Another Day was actually released under that name though and just like the tv-movie that goes with it, it gets it's own page and not a season/episode under the original. If the X-Files is released under its original name and broadcast as an additional season, then it would be fitting to keep them merged.

Until the show is actually released though it's just a logical guess which way it should be displayed. If there is reason to separate them I'm sure IMDB can just separate them again as needed.
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(Note: The Twin Peaks  revival also has a separate page.)

Question:
If IMDb were to merge any revival's page with the original show's page, would the separate page's message board content be deleted  (not merged into the original page's board)?

Suggestion:
As a courtesy to message board users, it would be helpful to provide some advance notice (by posting an announcement on the affected boards) a few days prior to a merge.
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Hi there -

I just wanted to post an update as our title editors have confirmed that revivals should currently be listed as a separate series.

(such as the examples being 24 and Twin Peaks).


Therefore, for the sake of consistency, we will keep the "Untitled X-Files Revival (2016)" as a separate series listing on the site..
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Is there a reason this gets a new page but other season of shows that took long gaps but returned with new seasons - like Arrested Development or The Comeback - were simply listed as the next season? While 24: LAD was a separate mini-series with a new title, The X-Files production codes are just listed as Season 10. It doesn't matter either way, I'm just trying to be consistent. AD season 4 and The Comeback season 2 are just listed on the original series as the next season. 

So which is it? Since the production codes are season 10 it would make sense to me that this was an "Arrested Development" situation, but please let us know which way it should be and why.
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This is pretty sad news. As Alex stated this Mini Series isn't given an overarching title so it seems more like a continuation of the original. And as I even understand it the page it self was added by fans, not the production company or IMDB itself, so it seems open to change really. I get that the editors have looked into it so I guess there is not much more that can be done but in light of this information hopefully it can be looked into again. 
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In a recent interview Chris Carter was talking about the Cigarette Smoking Man and he talked about his death in the Series finale from Season 9. He had this to say: "But obviously that was not the Series Finale and obviously he is not dead."

Now the key thing here is "Obviously that was not the Series Finale". Just more facts to support that this mini series should be moved to the main X-Files page as Season 10. 

Here is a link to the interview where Carter said that. http://www.cloneweb.net/actualite/chris-carter-parle-du-futur-de-x-files/

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This is extremely stupid.  We X-Files fans do not want to separate our discussions onto two different message boards.  Please have your title editors reconsider their senseless decision and make the right choice.  IT'S THE SAME SHOW!!!  Then, for the sake of consistency, put 24 and Twin Peaks on their original pages as well.  Don't let 24's silly "Live Another Day" fool you.
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To keep the consistency of series like Arrested Development and The Comeback, where there has been huge gaps (like from 2006 to 2013) with no seasons, this X-Files revival should likewise be listed as Season 10 of the X-Files tv-series. Firstly, the director has tweeted that they were currently filming Season 10, Ep. 1 of The X-Files and all production codes of the series are 10xx. For the sake of consistency, let us keep it that way and combine message boards, etc. They use the same lead actors anyway, the same storyline, the same headquarters, and a new cast for a new season.

And as for 24, Twin Peaks and such — it actually does not help the average user (me). I just recently tried to edit titles for the first time, and I was only now going to merge the two X-Files titles, because it has annoyed me for a very long time now and it is very confusing. However, the edit was rejected as the years differed and consequently I was unable to submit the change in the first place. Afterwards I found this thread.

I can see the problem, though, if new viewers try and find the new 2016 X-Files series and find one from 1993. They would probably think that something is wrong and just give up. But to my knowledge it did not bar me from finding the new seasons of e.g. Sherlock, where there are 2 years between every season.
Here's for consistency. The below titles are all listed as one even though there are years between them:

[Not listed] - Animé named "Mushishi". 9 ys. between S01 and S02. Are you going to tell me that the new season (2014-15), which is not even on IMDb yet will be listed as a separate tv-series?

1. 1,172 days - Family Guy (3-4). THAT IS (3 years between S02 and S03) — but still listed as one entity
2. 749 days - Odyssey 5 (1.1-1.2)
3. 665 days - Tough Enough (3-4)*
4. 637 days - The Sopranos (5-6)*
5. 569 days - Project Greenlight (2-3)
6. 560 days - Temptation Island (2-3)
7. 548 days - The Chris Isaak Show (2.2-3)
8. 539 days - Curb Your Enthusiasm (4-5)*
9. 506 days - The Lot (1-2)
10. 497 days - Project Greenlight (1-2)
11. 483 days - The Sopranos (3-4)
12. 478 days - Da Ali G Show (1-2)
13. 456 days - Lexx (1-2)
14. 455 days - The Sopranos (4-5)

Read more at http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2005/06/02/report-the-long-wait-between-seasons-18506/6919/#I8Yct...

Sorry IMDb Editors, but it does not make any sense to have different entities because of a substantial time lapse. Perhaps just take the time to review your policies on this topic (because they do not make any sense), and merge and have the "old" tv-series changed to an ongoing tv-series instead, like this: (1993– ). Please do so on other titles as well because as of now it seems clumsy, and unprofessional, and confusing to the average IMDb user.
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The Fox.com website calls  The X-Files  revival  an "event series".
Up to now, I have not found any Fox.com page calling it the 10th season.
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An event series is in this case due to the NCF CG (the event). Perhaps this event series should be merged as a "tv special", like some series often have "Christmas Specials" (Christmas being the "event"). Specials are often completely unrelated to the main course of the season and have many guest stars, like this one.

Fox does state:
"Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES [...]" - See more at: http://www.fox.com/the-x-files#sthash.7jFFrX2E.dpuf

I think that is official as it will get before the series has actually undergone a wider release.

"The upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology." - See more at: http://www.fox.com/the-x-files#sthash.7jFFrX2E.dpuf
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On a different note, however, The Independent hints at the series is based on the 2008 movie and should therefore be seen of as a spin-off series (although it is a revival??). Spin-off series are always listed independently on IMDb. Perhaps we should wait until January 24th 2016 and see for ourselves whether the series is really a continuation of spin-off.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/x-files-season-10-trailer-new-series-teaser-hints-at...
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This morning, IMDb merged the new season onto the original series page.  Thank you, IMDb.  This makes the most sense.