Bones: Renewed for a 12th and Final Season on Fox

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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.

Bones Renewed

“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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Bones Quotes

When Hodgins and I were buried alive, we each wrote a message to someone we loved in case our bodies were ever found. Hodgins wrote to Angela. I wrote to you. 'Dear Agent Booth, you are a confusing man. You are irrational and impulsive, superstitious and exasperating. You believe in ghosts and angels and maybe even Santa Claus. And because of you, I've started to see the universe differently. How is it possible that simply looking into your fine face gives me so much joy? Why does it make me so happy that every time I try to sneak a peek at you you are already looking at me? Like you, it makes no sense. And like you, it feels right. If I ever get out of here, I will find a time and a place to tell you that you make my life messy and confusing and unfocused and irrational and wonderful.' This is that time. This is that place.

Brennan

Cam: She stole my identity, she doesn't get my soul, too.
Arastoo: Wonderful.

Bones Music

  Song Artist
Fearless Fearless Cyndi Lauper iTunes
The world is The World Is... Matthew Ryan iTunes
Song Rain Or Shine Matthew Perryman Jones