Booth and Brennan are coming back for more! After a series of 11th hour negotiations, Fox’s fan-favorite drama Bones has been renewed for a seventh season.
Though the network officially confirmed the news Tuesday, series star David Boreanaz jumped the gun and tweeted his excitement over the renewal. “Season 7 is GO for Bones,” the actor, 41, blogged Monday night.
“Bones is creatively fresh, it’s a rock-solid player every time it airs and this season it has helped us win on Thursday nights for the first time in our history,” Fox’s President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly tells Us Weekly in a statement. “Hart Hanson and the fantastic cast and crew, as well as the millions of loyal Bones fans, make this show really special, and I’m excited to have it on our air for another stellar season.”
While season 7 is a lock, how and if star Emily Deschanel’s real-life pregnancy will impact the series remains to be seen.
“I’m ready to pitch a bunch of alternatives,” Hanson told reporters in April, one month after Deschanel, 34, and her writer-actor hubby David Hornsby, announced they were expecting.
David Boreanaz confirmed on Twitter that Fox has renewed the hit show, Bones for another season. The news comes at what could be a critical turning point in the show’s history. After six years of will-they-or-won’t-they anticipation, Booth and Brennan may head into the seventh season as a fully-fledged couple.
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As Bones season 6 comes to an end May 19 with the ambiguously-titled The Change in the Game — but before a potential Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) hook-up (or just a cruel bowling joke), there will be one more visit from recurring nemesis Jacob Broadsky (Arnold Vosloo) on the May 12 episode.
The serial sniper claims another victim in The Hole in the Heart, forcing Booth to increase his focus on the manhunt. This includes working with a young agent named Genny Shaw (guest star Tina Majorino), whose lack of experience puts them both in danger.
This being his last appearance of the season, it also stands to be Broadsky’s last trip to “Bones” ever. Producers have been coy about whether the arc would tie up this season or carry over into the fall.
And since this is the final sniper episode of the season, now would be the time to knock off a recurring character, as producers have hinted since last summer. An episode description says a bullet meant for Booth takes out someone else instead, and the episode’s title (“The Hole in the Heart”) certainly sounds a bit foreboding. At least in the confines of the Jeffersonian, it looks to be business as usual, with Mr. Nigel-Murray (Ryan Cartwright) assisting for the week. (Source)
Last Thursday’s episode of Bones introduced The Finder Walter Sherman (Geoff Stults), a former military policeman who did two tours in Iraq and returned with brain damage that made him suspicious of everything and everyone — but also able to find anything and anyone because of it (or so he believes). The character could front a new Fox show this fall, alongside his legal adviser/bodyguard Leo (Michael Clarke Duncan) and bartender/pilot/systems analyst Ike (Saffron Burrows). Are you rooting for him?
The concept borrows heavily from other shows, but it definitely has its own spin on things: As with Burn Notice, you’ve got a loyal trio in Florida with a badass chick and they’re not affiliated with the cops. But Ike wears more clothes than Fiona, presumably hasn’t slept with Walter, and needs to tone down her accent; Leo is there to tell Walter what charges he could face before doing whatever he’s about to do and to rescue him when someone comes after him (unless it’s Walter’s fault); and the only weapon we saw any of them wield in this hour was Leo’s book of poetry.
Like Psych‘s Shawn Spencer, Walter is incredibly observant and his gift his often doubted, but Walter isn’t actually hiding anything from anyone, nor does he make pop culture references or say something to a large tattooed biker like, “Hey, are you in charge of meth distribution in all of southern Florida or just this county?” just to be a smartass. He has no filter, so Walter asks whatever question he wants answered. Similar to Adrian on Monk, Walter could receive help for the issue that keeps him from enjoying life the way others do, but he runs the risk of losing the trait that may be the reason he’s so good at his job. In Walter’s case, it’s the ability to see connections that make him ask those questions that sound crazy/rude, but are actually little epiphanies. And just like Patrick Jane on The Mentalist, Walter has traditional leading man looks, but even though I don’t watch that show, something tells me Simon Baker has never stripped down to his briefs in a victim’s home to profile him and ended up on the toilet. Watch the scene below.
I also like the wide range of cases “The Finder” could take. It doesn’t have to be a part of a murder investigation, like the stolen treasure map with ink that was only visible when it came in contact with blood, semen, or breast milk was. (How did Booth find that factoid boring?) It could be something personal: To prove himself to Brennan, Walter found the medal she won for winning her 7th grade science fair. It was nice to see Brennan get that emotional again over her mother, who was pictured with 11-year-old Tempe in the accompanying newspaper clipping, wasn’t it?
Your turn. What are your thoughts on “The Finder” as a potential series? Are you glad the show would be set in Florida so Stults may have to do a lot of his profiling in boxers? And who’s hoping Walter has to go scuba-diving a lot so we see Hart Hanson’s face on his tank again? (Source)
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Kevin Alejandro has signed up for a guest role in the season finale of Bones. TV Guide reports that the True Blood star will play a murder suspect named Hercules ‘The Tornado’ Maldanado.
“[Hercules is] a flashy, arrogant man obsessed with bowling, but his skills don’t match up,” he explained. “He’s sort of his team’s dead weight.”
When a player’s remains are discovered inside a pin resetting machine, Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) will go undercover on the bowling team and cross paths with Maldanado.
“Everyone in the bowling alley is a suspect,” Alejandro explained. “Anyone could have done it. We’re some pretty extreme players.”
The actor currently plays Jesus Velasquez on HBO’s True Blood and previously starred in TNT cop drama Southland, until his character was killed off.
Bones producer Stephen Nathan previously claimed that the show’s season finale was still “up in the air” and suggested that the writing team were considering “every conceivable permutation” in the relationship between Booth and Brennan.
The series continues on Thursdays at 9/8c on Fox. The sixth season finale, titled ‘The Change in the Game’, will air on May 19. (Source)
In a conference call with reporters this week, Bones creator Hart Hanson discussed the “game changer” at end of this season, tomorrow’s “crossover” and more. Hanson also talked at length about a couple of pregnancies – Angela’s on Bones and Emily Deschanel’s in real life – and the implications of each on the Fox hit.
TV Fanatic was fortunate enough to listen in. Some excerpts appear below …
On what the season finale title, “The Change in the Game,” means:
“The last two episodes of this season I think are going to run the whole gamut of tone that Bones does from, I’m going to say A to Zed, but I better say A to Z.”
“A lot happens in those last two episodes, and I think the title of the season finale, ‘The Change in the Game,’ is about as much as I want to say about it in any kind of detail. I just think it’s going to be one of those shows that the Bones audience will talk about and enjoy hugely. If anyone feels there’s an anticlimax to it, then I totally failed in my job.”
On Booth’s emotional journey in season six:
“I’ll tell you this – we’ve been building all year to something. I would hate to say what it was, but we’ve been building all year and I’d hate to cheat the audience in any way out of the experience that we’ve worked really hard to get them to. That is in there.”
On how Thursday’s spinoff episode, “The Finder,” came to be:
“There’s a line that I put in the Finder crossover/pilot episode where Walter says to Brennan, ‘It’s amazing how many times people ask me to find something and the real treasure is something else altogether.’”
“Good stories are generated by people after a tangible thing or outcome, and then if what they really want or their desires are at odds with that then you get a good story. It seemed to me that doing a series based on a guy who could find things, both tangible and intangible, for people would be a really good idea for a series. It just generates so many stories.”
“The idea that being a crossover really appealed to me because last year when I went to do a pilot I was away from Bones for weeks and weeks and this being a Bones episode meant I didn’t have to leave home. That I could keep an eye on getting through the end of the season on Bones while doing this spin-off at the same time, so it just all came together.”
On the unlikely two leads:
“Casting the Finder was hilarious. I mean the part played by Michael Clarke Duncan was originally written for an old, skinny white man, and instead we got Michael Clarke Duncan who is none of those things, and Geoff Stults – the role of Walter Sherman was a bit darker. He had some brain damage in Iraq and had a darker side, and then this man came in – Geoff Stults came in to talk to us and read the part and he was just really funny. He feels to me like some – if we don’t make him a star on Finder somebody else is going to grab this guy and make him a star.”
On Emily Deschanel’s pregnancy:
“Season Seven [may] be a curtailed season in some respects. We don’t know how much yet. We have a lot of things to figure out about how to deal with Emily’s pregnancy, never mind anything we decide to do with Brennan and there are an infinite number of ways we could deal with the pregnancy. We can hide it. We can not hide it.”
“We have a plan right now. I’m going to be stubborn about saying what our plan is going into Season Seven. We’re shooting the final episode of Season Six right now and we’ve had no cause to show or hide much of Emily. She’s not showing all that much yet. That will happen soon but if I told you how we were going to proceed into Season Seven, it would give you too much information on how we intend to get out of Season Six.”
“Do we do shows without Emily? Do we simply shutdown when Emily’s not available and thus do 16 or 18 episodes or do we do a few episodes without her? These are all choices that we have to make.”
On whether Angela and Hodgins’ pregnancy problems were planned from the onset:
“I always think of Angela and Hodgins as just the greatest couple in the world. They don’t have very many internal problems so they have to go through obstacles that come at them from the outside and watch them deal with it. As things stand now in our Bones show, the baby has a 75% chance of being born fine – with the sight absolutely fine – and a 25% chance of being born blind. We just want to see how that looks to Hodgins and Angela, and I think it’s alright to say that the season ender has a lot to do with the birth of Angela and Hodgins’ baby. We’ll find out then how they are going to proceed in their lives as a family.”
Ask Ausiello has posted some Bones spoilers regarding what fans can expect the last two episodes of the season … and more! Take a look below:
Question: Any new Bones scoop by chance? Hart Hanson can be tricky and makes me a little nervous. Anything to set my mind at ease? —Talitha
Ausiello: Funny you should ask. TVLine’s Matt Mitovich lightly grilled Teasy McCrypticson about the meaning behind the finale’s title, “The Change in the Game,” during a conference call with reporters. “The last two episodes of this season are going to run the gamut of tones that Bones does, from A to Z,” Hanson shared. “A lot happens in those last two episodes, and I think the title of the season finale, ‘The Change In the Game,’ is about as much as I want to say about it. I think it’s going to be one of those shows that the Bones audience will talk about and enjoy hugely. If anyone feels there’s an anti-climax to it, then I have totally failed at my job.”
Question: Throw me some Bones, would ya? —Cara
Ausiello: I see what you did there and I’m not amused. Please don’t do it again. Now for the scoop. Makes no Bones about it, Cara — Angela and Hodgins baby is gonna to be delivered by 90210‘s Mrs. Teasley! Actress Denise Dowse — best known as the stern but fair Vice Principal of the original West Bev High — will guest star in the season-ender as Angela’s unflappable baby doc. Speaking of the Bones finale, David Boreanaz confirmed on Twitter that Ryan O’Neal is back for the episode — although he didn’t say why. That’s where exec producer Stephen Nathan comes in. “He is on a bowling team that’s in the same league as our victim,” Nathan explains. “Because Max has had a bedroom-related accident, a space has opened up on the team that Booth fills.” Cue Boreanaz in acid-washed jeans.
As creator and exec producer of ABC’s Castle, Andrew W. Marlowe has spent a whole lot of the last three years keeping his title character and Beckett apart, and wondering how long that can go on. One thing he does know: He’d be getting pretty anxious right about now if he were Bones‘ Hart Hanson and the couple in question was Booth and Brennan.
“Bones is heading into its seventh year,” Marlowe observes to TVLine, “and there comes a point where you put up or shut up. Otherwise, the characters become brother and sister. You can’t extend that tension that long without your fans breaking. And I know that people still watch the show and it’s still popular… I just think it [starts to] morph into something else.”
Mind you, Marlowe can certainly empathize with the position Hanson and his fellow Bones scribes are in. “Part of my challenge [with Castle and Beckett] is to figure out a way in which to do it when the time is right so it feels like a great moment in the series and a great next step in this love story that we’re telling,” he says. “But [we] also [have to] figure out how there’s storytelling beyond that.
“I’m on record in a number of places saying that there’s plenty of storytelling left after these guys get together, because there are complications in those relationships,” he continues. “Once you’re in a relationship, it doesn’t necessarily become easier. So I feel like I can afford to get to the point where these two actually sleep together and have a relationship, I just don’t feel instinctively that we’re there yet at the end of season 3.”
If Bones does end up going there with its central duo in next month’s finale — and all signs seem to point in that direction — you can be sure Marlowe will be monitoring the on- and off-screen fallout next season. “Hopefully, Hart will find a way to do it where he can extend the storytelling,” says his Castle counterpart. “And if [he's successful], it will certainly give some relief to the folks over at Fox that there can be storytelling beyond that.”
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