Bones has been renewed.
But there's a catch. Bones Season 12 will be its last and will consist of only 12 episodes.
That's the deal that brought the leads, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, back to finish things off for what is promised to be a satisfying conclusion to Fox's long-running drama.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have another season, so we can give the show, characters and fans the end they so richly deserve,” said executive producers and showrunners Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson in a joint statement.
“Also knowing there is a Season 12, we can now write the most rewarding Season 11 finale possible – one we hope will leave our fans excited for what’s to come in this final season of Bones.”
“In times like these, marked by instability and doubt, it’s comforting to know the world can count on at least one dependable beacon of stability. Apparently, that beacon is Bones,” said creator and executive producer Hart Hanson.
“It just shows what you can do with an amalgam of genius cast, amazing crew, cunning writers, stalwart studio, sweat, a tough economy, a mercurial network, determination, luck, magic, miracles and the most loyal audience in the world.”
What do you think, Bones fans? Will 246 episodes of your favorite show be enough to get you through?
How would you like to see it all end?
If you have missed any of it you can watch Bones online to catch up well in advance of the return on April 24 when it picks up shortly after Hodgins was paralyzed!
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