At last night’s PaleyFest panel for FOX’s Bones, creator and executive producer Hart Hanson and executive producer Stephen Nathan talked about the future of the TV show.
While Bones hasn’t actually been renewed for season eight, Hanson is confident that the series will be back next year and likely for season nine after that. He said, “There’s always the business side between the studio and the network, and they have to figure our license fees and things… But, I hate to say this, in many ways, Bones is FOX’s most successful hour-long scripted drama. I’m pretty confident that we’ll be back for seasons eight and nine.”
Hanson told THR, “There are rumors that they’d like to pick us up for two seasons, we’ll see… But I feel very, very confident about season eight. If I think about season nine, my head starts to hurt.”
The show creator also noted he’d like Bones to run even longer than that, saying, “I’d like season 10… After that, there would have to be another huge change in the series. But I can see through to season 10. Who knows if they want us that long or not.”
As fans know, FOX ordered a shorter-than-usual sixth season of Bones this year because of Emily Deschanel’s real-life pregnancy. Four additional episodes were later ordered and produced. Last night, it was shared that they were created as stand-alone episodes, aren’t part of this season’s arc, and it’s unclear when they’ll be scheduled.
When asked how they felt about being moved to Monday nights, Hanson said, “Good. I know we’re supposed to be upset… Monday nights are very, very good for us. We’ve always wanted to be with House. It’s a good match for us so we’re fine with it.”
What do you think? How long do you think Bones should run? Do you think Monday is a good move?
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Bones is an awesome show!! The characters fit perfectly together, the writing is captivating and the comedy is well placed as well as balanced!! After watching tonight’s finale, I can’t imagine the “powers to be” would leave their dedicated fan base in the dark!!
I know so many people who really enjoy BONES,friends,relatives, and even strangers that I meet when I am out. Everyone is so sick of the singing shows and reality shows. There are only a very few shows worth watching. BONES is one that people hate to miss. They record them , watch them on NetFlex, or any way they can . Too many good shows are cancelled before they should be and too many are kept when they shouldn’t be. All some shows need is recasting. Bones is the one and only show I really care about. I love every… Read more »
Bones is a Great Show. I hope the rating’s go higher so it will be renewed for 2 or more years. I just wish it would get the credit it deserves from the Emmy’s and be recognized.
We have People Choice Awards. So lets work it and see that Bones gets one.
Please keep the show on. It is one of the more refreshing shows. I am so tired of the “reality” shows and the shows with idiotic rich housewives and singing contest!! Why can’t the network stick with some of the good shows like Bones, Blue Bloods, Harry’s Law that bring some real entertainment
If it were up to me Bones would never go off the air.
Agreed. They should continue until Christine is out of college, Bones and Booth are on walkers. Then they can start showing reruns.
[…] 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 […]
yes yes yes
It would be nice if they somehow had a case that inadvertedly revealed to the team that Zach didn’t kill anyone. He’s too willing to fall on his sword since he was manipulated by the killer to ever admit it to the team as a whole. I’d definitely like to see him come back.
Agree. Bring Zach back, did leave his character open ended! Would be great to see him back(as a reg, not a special Guest Appearance), it’s been long time, & he didn’t kill ANYONE, so shouldn’t have been conflicted!
Like the show but even I have to admit it has gotten stale. Freshen it up and keep it going. Bring Zach back.
10 seasons?!?! Heck yeah!!!! I’m cool with that. But as long as they keep B&B together. Otherwise, they better get ready for fans to take off. But in all honesty, I can see Bones on for 2 more seasons and that’s it. But that’s still an impressive run. Right now it is also. A lot of shows don’t last 7 seasons, just those rare gems like Buffy, SVU, House, Grey’s, etc.
I’d actually be able to watch it if it were on Mondays. The time it is on now is too competitive.
You see, this is what they should have done, find some way to get house renewed and putthose shows together now that terra nova is history, but nope, access denied.