Yes, Virginia, Bones Is Getting A 12th Season!
Holy metatarsals, Batman! I am stunned … literally stunned (and thrilled) … that Bones is getting a 12th season. After wishing and dreaming and hoping and praying for an 11th season, I thought it inconceivable that a 12th was even possible. I guess Christmas can come twice for those fans who are both loyal and grateful for everything those Bones Fairies have put into our favorite romance crimedy.
If you have any doubt that the final season, brief though it may be with only 12 episodes, isn’t a mushy gushy love letter to those millions of steadfast fans, read what Hart Hanson, David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Jonathan Collier, Michael Peterson, Dana Walden and Gary Newman had to say about this momentous decision. As for me, my heart is full today, fellow Boneheads.
Bones Producer, Director and Leading Man David Boreanaz says … “This is for the fans! Thank you to everyone at Fox and, of course, Dana and Gary – for all your support. Thank you to Hart, Stephen, Ian [Toynton], Michael and Jonathan. Also to the crew and cast for their countless support along the way! And I couldn’t have done it without you, Emily!” (Recaps of the first half of season 11 are below)
Bones Producer and Leading Lady Emily Deschanel says … “I am thrilled the show will have the ending it deserves for all of our amazing, loyal fans!”
Creator and Executive Producer Hart Hanson says … “In times like these, marked by instability and doubt, it’s comforting to know the world can count on at least one dependable beacon of stability. Apparently, that beacon is BONES. It just shows what you can do with an amalgam of genius cast, amazing crew, cunning writers, stalwart studio, sweat, a tough economy, a mercurial network, determination, luck, magic, miracles and the most loyal audience in the world.”
Executive Producers and Showrunners Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson say … “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have another season, so we can give the show, characters and fans the end they so richly deserve. Also knowing there is a Season 12, we can now write the most rewarding Season 11 finale possible – one we hope will leave our fans excited for what’s to come in this final season of BONES.”
FOX Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman say … “BONES has been part of the fabric of our network and studio for over a decade, and during that time it has attracted one of the most devoted fan bases we’ve ever seen. So it was extremely important to us and to Hart, the producers and the cast that we send the show off in a way that gives those loyal fans a meaningful and satisfying conclusion. We’d like to thank Emily and David for anchoring this extraordinary group of talented people, as well as Hart, Stephen Nathan, Barry Josephson and this season’s showrunners, Michael Peterson and Jonathan Collier, for delivering such an incredible series season after season.”
BuddyTV.com Contributing Bones Writer Catherine Cabanela says … “Suck on that, Cancellation Bear.” *Microphone drop*
(Images courtesy of FOX. Quotes courtesy of www.TheFutonCritic.com)
And now, a look back at the first half of season 11 …
Bones‘ Winter finale was a double-hitter, opening with undercover farce, “The Cowboy in the Contest,” (Episode 9) in which Brennan springs a little excitement on Booth while investigating a murder at the O.K Corral.
“The Doom in the Boom” (Episode 10) delivers a halting hour of blow-ups and throw-downs, upsets and stunners whose sting will be acutely felt and feared until Bones picks back up in April 2016.
Episode 8 “High Treason in the Holiday Season“
Episode 7 “The Promise in the Palace“
Episode 6 “The Senator in the Street Sweep”
Bones Recap: Who’s Fracking Now?
There is no better way to open a Bones episode than with B&B in the bedroom with Booth’s tape measure (literally, he’s holding a retractable tape measure) reaching for the sky. In “The Senator in the Street Sweeper,” Booth wants a big screen television in the bedroom, but Brennan doesn’t want his sports interfering with their sports. Ever clever Booth promises to make it worth her while. What, is it my birthday? Dang. Already I’m thinking this is the best episode of the season, which is a pretty tall order since the fivewe’ve already had have been nothing short of spectacular. (The rest of the review on BuddyTV.com)
Episode 5 “The Resurrection in the Remains” and “Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Bones Recap: Sleepy Hollow Comes to the Jeffersonian
The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived at long last. FOX’s longest running and most successful prime time “crimedy,” Bones, joins forces with Sleepy Hollow, FOX’s impressively popular, though much less tenured supernatural prime time drama. The big deal about this is that Bones is based upon serious science while Sleepy Hollow confronts campy outrageous supernatural demons. Though many had their doubts, this marriage works remarkably well. How? Through the focus on such commonalities as a commitment to fighting crime, a respect for each other’s greatness all around, and investment in the magic created by opposites attracting. (The rest of the recap here.)
Abbie and Crane learn about a devilish plot to resurrect Commander William Howe and his army of zombie soldiers to strike fear in the hearts of all of Sleepy Hollow in “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” Crane and Abbie enlist the help of recent colleagues, Bones’ Dr. Brennan and Agent Booth, to uncover the location of the only weapon that will work against these undead, or “Draugur.” The question is, can the two hyper-curious and reality-based characters of Brennan and Booth come into the Sleepy Hollow universe without coming into contact with all the crazy supernatural drama that occurs there every single day? (The rest of the recap here.)
Bones Spoiler: 7 Reasons Bones & Sleepy Hollow Crossover Makes Complete Sense
Bones Spoilers: 5 Things You Can Count On in the Bones and Sleepy Hollow Crossover
Sleepy Hollow Spoilers: 5 Reasons to Watch the Crossover with Bones
Episode 4 “The Carpals in the Coy-Wolves”
— Bones Recap: Does Brennan Really Kill Off Agent Andy?
— Bones Spoilers: 7 Reasons You’ll Laugh Yourself Silly When Betty White Visits
Episode 3 “The Donor in the Drink”
— Bones Recap: Who Stole Jared’s Cremains?
Episode 2 “The Brother in the Basement”
— Bones Recap: A Grieving and Ballsy Hero Comes Home
— Bones Teasers: 5 Things You Need While Watching ‘The Brother in the Basement’
Episode 1 “The Loyalty in the Lie”
— Bones Recap: What Fresh Hell Has Booth Gotten Himself Into?
— Bones Teasers: Season 11 Premiere – Is Booth Missing?
— Bones Season 11 Premiere Teasers: Is Booth Missing?
Preseason Interviews and Articles
— Bones Interview: Deschanel and EP Peterson Tease Best Undercover Ep Ever, Shake Ups & More
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BONES Season 10 ~ A Decade of Love and Loyalty
Episode 22 “The Next in the Last”
Editorial: Bones Season 10 Finale Conundrum: How Will Brennan and Booth Solve Crimes If They Leave the Jeffersonian?
Bones Finale Recap: Is a Pelant Copycat Brennan and Booth’s Final Case?
Episode 20 “The Woman in the Whirlpool”
Bones Recap: Booth Learns How the Cookie Crumbles
Bones Teasers: 7 Good Things to Watch for in ‘The Woman in the Whirlpool’