“Bones” returns to Fox for its ninth season this fall, and star Emily Deschanel reflected on the big TV milestone.
“I never even comprehended that nine was a possibility in any realm whatsoever,” Emily, who plays Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan on the show, told Access Hollywood at Fox’s TCA bash in Los Angeles last week.
When Emily’s show premiered back in 2005, she said she couldn’t have imagined that it would have such a lengthy lifespan, outlasting several other shows on the network.
“When I started the show, I thought, ‘This show could go for three years!’ but that was the longest I could possibly conceive of and then, as the show went on, it’s just like — it just keeps going and it blows your mind that it just continues,” she added. “But now, we’re longer than ‘House’ and longer than ’24,’ which were hugely successful shows on Fox. I just feel so blessed that we are continuing and in our ninth season, so we’ll see how far we go.”
The Season 9 premiere of “Bones” kicks off at 8/7c on Monday, September 16 and Emily’s Brennan character, and David Boreanaz’s Special Agent Seeley Booth have hit a very rocky romantic road.
“When we come back this season, we’re not in a good place,” she said.
Especially thanks to the serial killer – Pelant – blackmailing Booth into not accepting Brennan’s proposal.
“There’s that serial killer stopping us from getting married and Booth has rejected Brennan’s proposal and she doesn’t know why and so they’re really unhappy at the beginning of the season,” she said. “We just filmed the first episode back, so it’s unusual to see these characters in that way. Especially Brennan — I don’t understand why our relationship’s not working, it’s just sad.”
Brennan doesn’t know that Booth is being blackmailed and Emily said it will be interesting to see if Brennan can follow her heart instead of her head.
“There’ s a secret and he has a perfectly good reason [not to marry her], but we’ll see if Brennan is able to kind of have faith in something and she’s such a person who goes for empirical data, who goes for patterns and sequences, and we’ll see if she’s able to have faith, without having proof,” Emily said. “And it may require her… to have faith for them to be OK and we’ll see if that’s possible.”
A blast from the past could play a role in saving Booth and Brennan’s future when Bones Season 9 gets underway.
In the second episode of the Fox fave’s new season (which opens Monday, Sept. 16), B&B go undercover at a couples retreat — but as “Tony and Roxy,” the personae they first created in Season 2′s “The Woman in the Sand.”
And one way or another, things are gonna get hot for the duo.
As Tony and Roxy, “We get to do sweat lodges, which I have personal experience with,” Emily Deschanel reports. (“I went to Crossroads School, and that was part of the curriculum!” she explains with a laugh.)
Alas, before any sweating commences, things are still chilly for Brennan and Booth in the wake of him bailing on their brand-new engagement, at Pelant’s bidding.
“There’s some tension there still,” Deschanel previews. “But as I’ve been saying, we start out in a bad place this season and it’s a slow journey to getting back together. [Entering Episode 2] we’re in a place that’s not great, but it’s better than where we started — so at least there’s hope there.”
Maybe Booth can restore their romance wholesale with one grand, romantic gesture? “Yeah…. Yeah…,” Deschanel agrees with a grin. “And that’s all I’m going to say!”
Emily attended the Fox-All Star Party for the 2013 Television Critics’ Association Summer Press Tour today. You can view 51 stunning MQ photos of Emily arriving at the event. You can catch some solo shots, as well as some shots of Emily with her sister Zooey Deschanel. Enjoy!
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The first images from the promotional photoshoot for the 9th season of “Bones” were just released. You can check out 3 HQ photos of Emily from the photoshoot. There is 2 group photos and 1 solo shot. I’m sure more will be popping up here soon. In the meantime, enjoy!
Hi everybody! I have finally gotten my hands on photos of Emily at the 2013 Comic-Con Convention a few weeks ago! You can now check out 37 HQ photos of Emily at the convention, which include autograph signings, the press line, and the “Bones” panel. Enjoy!
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Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > 2013 Comic-Con – “Bones” Panel
This is another interview from the 2013 Comic-Con “Bones” panel. This is the first time I’m seeing the interview and even though the panel was days and days ago, I figured I’d go ahead and post for others who haven’t seen it. Enjoy!
It took Temperance Brennan a long time to get there.
For a duration of Bones, this character was opposed to marriage, relying more on her head than her heart and refusing to commit to such a step with Booth.
But something changes on Bones Season 8, just in time for Brennan to have her heart broken. In this exclusive interview with Emily Deschanel from Comic-Con, we ask the actress about Brennan’s decision and get an update on her mental state heading into Season 9.
Actress Emily Deschanel recently dished about how much she loves being vegan and speaking up for animals. The “Bones” star has called for people to ditch dairy for its cruelty, and said she always pushes for “Bones” to shine a light on animal and environmental topics.
Deschanel is now calling for support of a fundraising campaign for a vegan shoe line. Beyond Skin Vegan Shoes recently launched the campaign on Kickstarter.com, aiming to raise funds for their new line of “affordable, wearable yet stylish” cruelty-free shoes. “Are you a woman who like shoes? Help out this great (cruelty free vegan) company and get shoes in return!” Deschanel tweeted yesterday. Yup, there are some pretty cool perks when you donate to the Kickstarter – ranging from a shoutout on the Beyond Skin Facebook page all the way up to a chance to design your very own pair of vegan shoes which you’ll own in five different colors (and you get to order more!).
Beyond Skin writes, “We are a 10 year old, self-funded, indie, UK vegan footwear label dedicated to designing cruelty-free, luxury shoes for stylish, discerning ladies. We have created this Kickstarter project as we hope to be able to put into production an exciting new diffusion line of comfy, wearable yet stylish ladies vegan shoes to sit alongside our current luxury ’boutique’ collection. This exciting new range will launch with 10 styles, which have been designed for everyday wear at a more affordable price-point without sacrificing our signature, vintage inspired aesthetic and will with your help be exclusively available at our online store www.beyondskin.co.uk.”
Currently, the company launches one collection each season, available in small, independently-owned boutiques as well as the Beyond Skin website. “We are now at a crucial point within our business that in order for us to move forward and flourish, we need to reach a much wider audience and cast our vegan net further afield,” they add.
Ten different pairs, already designed, will be included in the new line that Beyond Skin says is crafted with “high-quality Italian leather alternatives.”
Check out Beyond Skin’s fundraising campaign video below!
Warning: The post below contains spoilers! If you wish to remain spoiler free, do NOT read below this line.
I’m so excited for a Bones wedding! Got any other scoop about the new season? — Melanie
ADAM: When the new season begins, Brennan is still noticeably devastated that Booth, under the duress of Pelant, called off the engagement. “Booth is not someone who sits well with unhappiness,” creator Hart Hanson says. “He wants to fix things and that’s what he’s trying to do. His desire [is] to kill Pelant.” So will he? “He’s not usually like that; he’s not a killer. But… Caroline and Sweets are very concerned,” he teases.
Question: So, the Bones crew made a really big announcement at their Comic-Con panel: Booth and Brennan are getting married! Do you have any idea when the wedding will be taking place during Season 9? —Maria
Ausiello: I tried mightily to get an answer out of Hanson, but he wouldn’t budge. “I’m not telling you when,” he protested, before adding with a laugh, “That’s my one shred of self dignity.” I did succeed in getting HH to cough up an
extremely vaguedetail about the type of wedding they will have, as well as an update on the possibility of a 10th season. Oh, and the show’s dreaded move to Friday night? Not necessarily happening! Press PLAY below for the complete Q&A.
Emily interviews David a little bit and is revealed David’s strangest fan request, as well as their favorite highlights from the 2012 Comic-Con “Bones” panel.
Emily and David sit down with GiveMeMyRemote.com to talk about the upcoming season of “Bones” and the tension that occurs between the couple.