'Bones' Renewed by FOX for Season 9

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January 8th, 2013

FOX has renewed Bones for a ninth season.


Veteran Procedural Renewed for Ninth Season on FOX

FOX has renewed the hit series BONES for its upcoming ninth season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“After more than 150 episodes, BONES continues to be one of television’s most dynamic and consistent dramas,” said Reilly. “We at FOX, along with millions of zealous fans, look forward to seeing where the incredible creative team takes the series next season.”

BONES returns with all-new episodes, beginning with a special two-hour Winter Premiere Monday, Jan. 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In the episode, “The Diamond in the Rough/The Archeologist in the Cocoon,” the Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a professional ballroom dancer who was murdered three days before her audition on a popular dancing competition show. In order to solve the case, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) go undercover as dance competitors to see if they can find potential suspects. Then, the team investigates the murder of a well-known archeologist with a questionable reputation, who came upon a career-defining discovery right before his death.

BONES is a darkly amusing procedural centered on a highly skilled forensic anthropologist and an FBI agent. These unlikely partners take on homicide cases involving human remains that most forensic specialists can’t handle. The series stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, TJ Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor and John Francis Daley.

BONES is from Far Field Productions and Josephson Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Hart Hanson. Hanson, Stephen Nathan, Ian Toynton, Barry Josephson and Jonathan Collier are executive producers.

“Like” BONES on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bones. Follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BonesonFox and join the conversation at #bones.

  • madbengalsfan85

    Happy dance ensues

  • Ryan Schwartz

    Five years ago, would anyone have predicted this show running longer than HOUSE? Clearly, it’s held up much better in quality according to the fans. This is also a sign of the shape FOX is in though since the show has been in the low 2s all season. I’m assuming this and HIMYM will sign off next year, both Monday shows with ninth and final seasons.

  • Laura

    I’M SO HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • omabin

    It was obvious, but still very nice to have it confirmed!

  • John A

    Only reason its still on is Fox is doing horrible and Bones is doing ok.

  • JAA

    Ryan, it’s not about quality, it’s about the low 2s being the new 4s for FOX. Even their reality shows are underperforming

  • CrimTV


    How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, The X Factor and ANTM have all been renewed and they aren’t animated :)

  • s0303

    not surprising…it gets very stable ratings…and their new dramas for the last few years have pretty much failed…

  • s0303

    @crimtv…laura was referring to fox’s shows :)

  • hoki


    How I Met Your Mother was the first renewed show this season.

  • Mi

    Yay :)

  • Baaa!

    Hmmm my favorite shows getting renewed early so far I like the new year.

  • haha


    Only saved cause Fox needs it.

  • psychic

    Wow. I kind of forgot Bones was still around. Apparently it’s still going strong, so…congrats?

  • DenverDean

    There is a lot to be said about solid procedurals on a network’s schedule. Look at BONES performance in crappy slots. CBS clearly has this market cornered. NBC is discovering this again. ABC is way behind with its all serials. (Hence, why it has to come up with lots of alternative programming to cover gaps because they just don’t repeat well.) BOP was probably saved for that reason. ABC might give it another pass, just because they only have CASTLE.

  • Laura

    @Hoki and @CrimTV

    I meant it was the first Fox show to be renewed, again!

  • Ricky

    And the eight-season curse is broken – at least for now. Good for Fox! Hopefully this’ll lead to a bit of a ratings rise for Bones, and that would of course make it a better lead-in for The Following, and then Fox will finally have their first major hit drama in who knows how long…

  • Spike

    9 years, so crazy. i still remember watching the leaked pilot screener along with supernatural off of lime wire split into 15 video parts lol seems like yesterday

  • Baqinardo

    Xfactor was 1st.

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