Bones: Season Eight Renewal for FOX TV Series

Bones renewal season 8As expected, FOX has renewed Bones for an eighth season and the 2012-13 season. There had been some talk about possibly giving the Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz series a two season renewal but it didn’t work out that way. As part of season eight, the cast and crew of Bones will film their 150th episode. FOX has ordered 22 installments but that number could be increased to 24, depending on the network’s needs.

The announcement comes just a few days before the April 2nd return of Bones, as it moves to Monday nights at 8pm. NBC, ABC, and CBS all have very strong programming on Monday nights now so it’ll be interesting to see how the venerable cop series holds up.

FOX has aired six episodes so far this season. They filmed only 17 installments because of Deschanel’s real-life pregnancy. At a recent Paley event, it was mentioned that four “extra” episodes are standalone installments but take place before the events in the seventh season finale. Based on the press release, it doesn’t seem like they’ll air before the end of this season so they may show up over the summer or be shelved until 2012-13.

Here’s the renewal press release from FOX:



It’s a Girl! BONES Returns with a New Arrival on the First of Seven All-New Episodes Monday, April 2, on FOX

FOX has renewed the hit series BONES for its upcoming eighth season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“Over the past seven seasons, Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan and the incredible BONES cast and crew have redefined the traditional crime procedural with an irreverent and adventurous sensibility and I’m really happy to have this distinctive, fan-favorite on our schedule for another season,” Reilly said.

BONES returns with seven in a row, all-new episodes on a new night and at a new time beginning Monday, April 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). In the first of these episodes, “The Prisoner in the Pipe,” the remains of an escaped convict are found in a residential sewer, but an examination of the sewer pipes indicates that the murder occurred within prison walls. When Brennan (Emily Deschanel) insists on solving the crime – despite Booth’s (David Boreanaz) pleas for her not to overexert herself – the expectant couple experience a very untraditional arrival of their baby daughter.

During the upcoming eighth season, BONES will celebrate its 150th milestone episode.

BONES is a darkly amusing procedural centered on a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who can read clues left behind in victims’ bones and an FBI agent. These unlikely partners take on homicide cases involving human remains that most forensic specialists can’t handle. The series stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, TJ Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor and John Francis Daley.

BONES is from Far Field Productions and Josephson Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Hart Hanson. Hanson, Stephen Nathan, Ian Toynton, Barry Josephson and Carla Kettner are executive producers. “Like” BONES on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter at and join the conversation at #Bones.

What do you think? Are you glad that Bones has been renewed? How do you think the series will do on Monday nights?

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  1. Holly says

    Im really happy that they will continue to have Bones , its a great show. I am disappointed that they have cancelled House and had started to enjoy the Finder. I cant believe they would only go one season on the Finder it was a great show.

  2. Jeff says

    I love this show and am thrilled it has been renewed. I admit that it has gotten a little bit stale, but the actors and plot twists have managed to still keep in very entertaining. Unfortunately (as we knew all along) the moment Booth and Bones became more than just partners that the series had peaked and after that it would only be a matter of time before cancellation. Alas, it happens to the best of shows; only The Simpsons will go on forever. I just pray they finally cancel American Idol and make room for actual shows! I’m sure Bones will have a fairly good 8th season, but after that that may be it for our beloved Jeffersonian. Keep your fingers crossed.

  3. Peyton says

    The show is very tired now and having the pregnancy-baby event thrown in shows just how tired out it is. Both “Bones” and “Booth” are getting a little long in the tooth after so many seasons. I still like the show but don’t LOVE it any longer. It’s time for the show to be cancelled; it’s no longer new and fresh.

  4. Mich says

    Been watching reruns over and over on TNT,BUT missed the very first showing of the new series that began April 2. Hope you will air It again .

  5. says

    I love the show and have never been disappointed . Happy that they
    renewed it – every member of the cast is great. Keep it going!

  6. JBG says

    Sounds about right… a show has a dedicated fan base, it has been on the same night for years… what a good time to move it to a new night, up against shows that we have NEVER been able to beat, because they have their own fan base, many of whom are also our fans on the other night! And then, when the ratings drop on the new night, it must the show’s fault, not the fault of the half-wit executives who dreamed up the idea!
    There are only so many viewers to go around. If Tuesday at 8:00 has one show with a huge audience, why do they think they can poach viewers from it by moving a successful show opposite it! Put on some smaller shows, which are cheaper to make, that will appeal to a different group of people (ie. don’t put to cop dramas on at the same time!) and advertise them! Maybe they will pick up their OWN audience!

  7. ali says

    hi really fab news to here bones is returning, but what channel will it be on in england, and when will it start. ???

  8. Norine says

    I am very excited that the network is bringing Bones back. This is one of the best shows ever. Thank you!!! Monday nite is a good time for this show.

  9. ben says

    I’ve enjoyed the show, for the most part, but the scheduling has kind of put me off. I’m just not as excited to see it come back as i thought i’d be.

    I guess i’m happy to see it back, but the scheduling business is just super annoying. I kinda thought it was fox killing off another show and had pretty much moved on.

  10. suki says

    I love this show. Always have. It’s time for David and Emily to move to newer pastures.
    After this season, every single corner of mystery and defense has been used up.
    I’d love to see David and Emily do movie work.

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