FOX Gives 'Bones' Eighth-Season Green Light
"Bones" had a somewhat topsy-turvy year schedule-wise, but it remained a hit and FOX rewarded it in kind.
The science-meets-law-enforcement procedural starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel has been given FOX's first drama renewal of the year, guaranteeing an eighth season this coming fall, Entertainment Weekly reports.
"Over the past seven seasons, Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan and the incredible 'Bones' cast and crew have redefined the traditional crime procedural with an irreverent and adventurous sensibility and I'm really happy to have this distinctive, fan-favorite on our schedule for another season," said proud FOX entertainment president Kevin Reilly.
This season required some adjustment, but it paid off with once-more stellar ratings. FOX gave the show a Nov. 3 season premiere slot, both to save it from possible preemption by the 2011 World Series and to accommodate Deschanel's pregnancy. She gave birth to her and husband David Hornsby's first son this past September.
Meanwhile, the seventh season included her Dr. Temperance Brennan and Boreanaz's FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth coping with Brennan expecting the couple's first child - the big twist that ended the season-six finale, "The Change In The Game".
As it stands now, there are still seven episodes remaining this season. The first of those premieres April 2, with the season wrapping this May. The eighth season, meanwhile, will include the show's milestone 150th episode.