'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.

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  • poweranimals

    The existence of this show still makes me bitter of Angel’s cancelation.

  • Ultima

    Can we conclusively rule Fox’s two hour comedy block dead now? If you assume two hour comedy block, Bones, Glee, and The Following, that leaves zero slots on the schedule to launch a new drama

    You’re making poor assumptions.

    The Following will not be doing full seasons, which frees up a Monday timeslot in the fall. Fridays are also open.

  • Ultima

    But there’s no way they are putting it on Fridays.

    If FOX’s new fall drama hits and they give it a full season, there’s a very reasonable chance that Bones would move to Fridays come January 2014.

  • Nick

    Bones will get a 10th season as well if it does as good next season. Bones will be around a while.

  • rob60990

    FOX probably only did this to get some positive attention at their TCA today.

  • Ron

    oh yeah! Very happy!

  • RyanCanada


  • Laura

    Bones might go to Friday on a 10th season.

    But next season? I doubt it.

  • AddictedToStories

    Any word on if they’re going to include an episode to wrap-up the cliff-hangers from The Finder? I know they wanted to…

  • thesnowleopard

    Awww, good for them.

  • David Howell

    The two-hour sitcom block should be safe.

    Ratings dictate that New Girl survives. The syndication gods demand that Raising Hope survives. Even if you cancel Mindy Project as well as Ben & Kate, the only way you go to a one-hour sitcom block is zero new sitcoms. Which is a great idea, as long as you have a sitcom pilot season as bad as CBS did last year.

    But Fox have done that badly with dramas for some time. If I’ve counted correctly Fox are 0/7 this decade for converting new dramas into full second seasons (Touch got a half-season). As long as Fox keep striking out on new dramas, they’ll need Bones. At this point, I predict the show ends (like House) by ways other than network cancellation.

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