Fox comedy-drama Bones is about to join a very elite club – TV shows that made it to ten seasons. Speaking to reporters, Chairman of Entertainment for Fox said:
“Over the course of nine seasons, Bones has grown from a hit crime procedural into a beloved pillar of our line-up that resonates with fans in a way that only the best of shows can. Our viewers have embraced Emily, David and the entire cast and characters of Bones as their very own, and I think they are going to love what Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan have planned for Season 10!”
Bones first premiered on Fox in September 2005 and is essentially an investigation-based show about forensic anthropology and archaeology. Each episode explores an FBI case based on human remains presented to Dr Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). The premise is loosely based on the life and writings of anthropologist Kathy Reichs, who also serves as a producer on the show. A main feature of each episode is the juxtaposition of Brennan’s science-based worldview against Booth’s more faith-led approach.
In an attempt to build on the popularity of the show, a spin-off series was developed for the 2011 – 2012 season. The Finder starred Geoff Stults (October Road) and the late Michael Clarke Duncan, but was cancelled after just 13 episodes, having failed to replicate the success of the parent show.
While Fox has previously suggested that season 10 would be the last for Bones, this has yet to be confirmed. Until it is, fans can relax, enjoy the show and celebrate the achievement of such an elusive milestone – an entire decade on the air.
Source: Entertainment Weekly