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Bones: FOX Series Renewed for Seasons Five and Six

BonesFans of the Emily Deschanel/David Boreanaz series, Bones, won’t have to worry about their show being cancelled for awhile. FOX has just given the series a two year renewal.

Bones is centered on an unlikely alliance between an FBI agent (Boreanaz) and a forensics anthropologist (Deschanel) and her team. The rest of the cast includes Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Eric Millegan, Tamara Taylor, Michaela Conlin, John Francis Daley, Patricia Belcher, and David Greenman.

Considering that Bones’ ratings are strong, its seemed odd that the show hadn’t been renewed until now. According to Variety, the holdup was over a common topic these days, license fees.

To no surprise, the FOX network and the show’s studio, 20th Century Fox TV, are owned by the same company. While you might expect that that would make things easier, it actually made for longer negotiations. There are other profit participants involved so there was extra due diligence to make sure a renewal deal reflected the show’s true market value.

When the negotiations were finished, Bones executive producer Hart Hanson confirmed the news to fans via his Twitter account. He later wrote, “Thank you BONES fans for your response to our pick-up. Thank you so much. We are all so gratified. We love working on our show. Thanks.”

The show is expected to return in the Fall and FOX will announce its 2009 – 2010 schedule on Monday.


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