With a Season 10 pickup firmly under Bones‘ belt, producers of the Fox procedural are moving forward with Plan A and ending Season 9 with a doozy of a cliffhanger.
“We’re ending the year in a very surprising way,” teases EP Stephen Nathan. “Two different stories converge and it throws Booth and Brennan’s work relationship into turmoil and causes big, big changes for our people.”
Per Nathan, one of those plots centers on “a promotion that seems to exist within the FBI and they have their eye on Booth to fill this position,” while the other storyline involves a certain invisible serial menace. “The Ghost Killer [arc] becomes far more complex and conspiratorial, and very well might lead back to the FBI.”
In the more immediate future — specifically, March 10 when Bones returns from its winter hiatus to reclaim its Monday-at-8/7c perch — Booth will be dealing with an unresolved CIA issue when Freddie Prinze Jr. reprises his role as super-spy Danny Beck.
“We wanted to do an episode where we really saw the friendship between Booth and Danny, and also touch on the things that kept them apart,” explains Nathan of the atypically “dark and action-filled” outing. “What kind of a friendship exists when one person’s life is all secrets? And Danny’s got a lot of secrets.”
The episode does have its lighter moments, courtesy of a B-story that finds Brennan buying a life insurance policy. “Her rates are far more than Booth’s, and she doesn’t understand why since both of them are essentially doing the same job,” Nathan previews. “She’s penalized for going into the field and Booth is not. It’s a way for us to explore the difference between their [professional] partnership and the marriage.”
Hey everybody! I just updated the gallery with 3 HQ episode stills of Emily from episode 16, “The Source in the Sludge.” Enjoy!
Bones > Season 9 > Episode Stills > 9×16 – The Source in the Sludge
Check out the promo for the next all new episode of “Bones”, which airs Monday, March 10th, 2014 on FOX.
Hey everybody! It has been a little while since I’ve updated the gallery with episode stills of “Bones.” Today is as perfect as any day to get caught up, isn’t it? You can now view 43 HQ episode stills of Emily from episodes 8 through 15 from this season of “Bones.” Enjoy and keep checking back for more updates!
Bones > Season 9 > Episode Stills > 9×08 – The Dude in the Dam
Bones > Season 9 > Episode Stills > 9×09 – The Fury in the Jury
Bones > Season 9 > Episode Stills > 9×10 – The Mystery in the Meat
Bones > Season 9 > Episode Stills > 9×11 – The Spark in the Park
Bones > Season 9 > Episode Stills > 9×12 – The Ghost in the Killer
Bones > Season 9 > Episode Stills > 9×13 – Big in the Philippines
Bones > Season 9 > Episode Stills > 9×14 – The Master in the Slop
Bones > Season 9 > Episode Stills > 9×15 – The Heiress in the Hill
Hello everybody! As you can tell, things have been semi-slow around here since “Bones” is on hiatus for another 2 weeks. Since things are slow, I figured it was about time to put up some new layouts on the site as the past ones have been up for quite some time. So now we have matching layouts for both the main site and photo gallery. What do you guys think? The photo used in the header is one of my all time favorite photos of Emily. It is part of the promotional photoshoot for the 5th season of “Bones.” Kind of an old photo, but I just had to use it. I want to thank Ray for theme base. Leave a comment and let us know what you think. Also, if you spot any errors, let me know.
P.S. I am working on the content for the website. So as of now, the only thing viewable is the photo gallery. However, the content section will be up in a few days once I get through re-vamping it.
Fox’s Bones was just renewed for its 10th — and possibly final — season, and executive producer Hart Hanson already knows how he wants to wrap up the forensics drama. (He’s had a plan since Season 4, he says, though he admits, “I haven’t told anyone.”) Leading up to the finale, Hanson is conceptualizing a special episode that would find Brennan and Booth (Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz) looking back on and evaluating their work together. “It would take place in a spooky world where all the victims they got justice for show up, perhaps as ghosts,” Hanson says. “And a few bad [guys], too.”
Topping the list, says Hanson, would be the show’s first victim, missing Senate intern Cleo Eller; Lionel Little, the young coin collector from the first Christmas episode, who died in the 1950s; and Chelsea, the sick girl whose mother had AIDS and killed her in Season 2. “But,” says Hanson, “I don’t know what we’d do about the [Season 8] Neanderthal.”
Watch the winner of the “Tie The Knot” contest surprise their significant other with a wedding proposal in front of David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel on the set of “Bones!”
Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz tell TV Fanatic about the on-set proposal with contest winners, their feelings about Season 10, and more! You can view the interview below:
Last week Fox renewed “Bones” for a 10th season, guaranteeing the quirky procedural starring Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz would live to see its 200th episode — and with no mention of No. 10 being its final go-round.
It’s an unlikely milestone for a show that has endured multiple moves around the schedule and speculation for the past few seasons about its probable end date.
“They always say every year that they expect it to be the last and then they look around and realize the ‘Bones’ audience is actually growing,” executive producer Stephen Nathan tells The Post. “We don’t quite understand it either. A decade seems like an awfully long time. We will be prepared for a series-ender but we will plan on a season-ender.”
On the air since 2005, “Bones” is Fox’s third most-watched drama, averaging 9.1 million viewers behind newer entries “The Following” (11.2 million viewers) and “Sleepy Hollow, ” (11 million viewers).
And it’s hardly the only graying drama refusing to quietly retire. For all the buzz that younger, sexier series like “Scandal” and “The Blacklist” (rightly) generate, an older class of drama veterans is quietly drawing an equal audience after a decade on the air.
CBS’ long-running “NCIS” is the poster child for a drama only growing stronger with age — the Mark Harmon headliner still draws an average of 21.8 million viewers a week in its 11th season and is prepping a possible New Orleans-set spinoff (it already has “NCIS: LA”).
“Criminal Minds,” which will air its 200th episode on Feb. 5, is averaging an impressive 13 million viewers in its ninth season while the network’s oldest series, “CSI” (14 seasons), still draws 12 million viewers a week.
“Grey’s Anatomy” stars Ellen Pompeo and Patrick Dempsey recently signed new two-year deals, increasing the likelihood that the ABC medical drama will reach a 12th season. And with good reason — though it’s no longer the network’s most-watched drama, at an average of 12.7 million viewers it’s just behind “Scandal” (13 million viewers) and “Castle” (12.9 million viewers — it’s getting up there itself at six seasons).
If there’s a secret to keeping a show alive for so many seasons, it seems to be create a family of characters that viewers want to have in their living room year after year, say producers.
“People have really connected with those characters,” says “Criminal Minds” showrunner/executive producer Erica Messer. “And then on top of that, I think that fans tune in every week because of the battle between good and evil — it’s almost that simple. Out of 200 episodes, about 195 of them we’ve stopped the bad guy and there’s been a satisfying end to that week’s journey.”
That ability to neatly tie up each episode with a bow plays into the reason that the longest-running dramas tend to be procedurals, with seemingly limitless cases to help drive stories in the absence of character-based drama.
“The construct that we get to hang all the great character stuff that they give us on a murder every week also gives us that longevity, because this is a procedural,” Nathan says.
“In this weird way it feels endless because the cases every week really are driven by human behavior and there’s a huge spectrum of what that is,” Messer adds. “So I do feel there’s a version of that where this show can just keep on going.”
And while buzz will certainly die down with age, there is a wisdom of experience that can come in handy for the grueling task of churning out 22 episodes season after season.
“One of the advantages about a show that goes for this long is that our crew . . . they work together very well,” says “Bones” creator/executive producer Hart Hanson. “We’re not constantly putting out production fires. The show looks and sounds more expensive than it is because of how good that crew is. It lets us tell more stories.”
Hey everybody! I just updated the gallery with 447 HD screen captures of Emily from last nights all new episode of “Bones.” What did you guys think of the episode? Leave a comment or tweet us to share your thoughts. “Bones” unfortunately does not air a new episode next week. We have to wait all the way until March 10th for episode 16. So it’s going to be quite a break before we get a new episode. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the captures.
Bones > Season 9 > Screen Captures > 9×15 – The Heiress in the Hill
No one can accuse David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel of being anything but 100 percent game.
The longtime Bones co-stars — without any prompting from Fox — went way off script while shooting a recent scene and crafted a promo that not only touts this Sunday’s Super Bowl, but also the Bruno Mars-headlined halftime show, and the special post-Bowl installment of New Girl featuring Prince, and this Friday’s all-new Bones, and their underdog lead-out Enlisted.
They did the whole thing sans a script and in under 40 seconds.
The results are below.
It’s official everybody, “Bones” has been renewed for a 10th season! Exciting, right?! That is not the only news of the day, though. It has also been announced that the show will be moving back to it’s Monday timeslot starting March 10th. Read more below:
It’s a double-dose of good news for Bones fans.
Not only has the durable drama been renewed for a 10th season, but the show is moving back to its old Monday-at-8 pm timeslot beginning March 10.
“Over the course of nine seasons, Bones has grown from a hit crime procedural into a beloved pillar of our lineup that resonates with fans in a way that only the best of shows can,” said Fox Chairman Kevin Reilly in a statement. “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!”
Kitchen Nightmares will take over Bones‘ Friday-at-8 perch on Friday, Feb. 28. Almost Human wraps its rookie season on Monday, March 3.