'The Mob Doctor' returns tonight, writes prescription for 'Bones' fans

The Mob Doctor

Attention, fans of FOX's Bones: The Mob Doctor would like to make a special appointment with you on New Year's Eve.

BonesAlthough the network has yet to confirm the show's cancellation, The Mob Doctor will be airing its final four episodes as it finishes up its first (and only) thirteen-episode season, beginning tonight at 9:00 PM and continuing on Monday in the same timeslot with Episode 11. Entitled "Sibling Rivalry", Monday's offering will be a Bones-themed edition featuring a number of esoteric "Easter eggs" for observant viewers to discover. Josh Berman, cocreator of the freshman drama, served as a writer/producer on Bones from 2007 until 2011 and remains close friends with executive producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan.

"I miss working on the show," Berman said. "So I thought it would be nice to reward Bones fans with secret clues in the episode." Noting that Bones diehards should not miss the episode, Berman explains that the references to his previous series will be hidden throughout the show, such as the name of a guard dog or a patient. "But some are trickier and require a bit of thought," he warns. "It should be a fun treat for Bones fans." Adding to the intrigue, Berman stated that the first person on the East and West Coast to message him on Twitter with all of the hidden Bones Easter eggs will receive a prize.

In addition to the embedded Bones bits, the New Year's Eve episode will also advance the story as the show winds down its run. The penultimate episode will air on Saturday, January 5, while Berman promises a "shocking finale" with a true sense of closure on Monday, January 7. "Secrets will be revealed. Alliances will be tested. And the last five minutes are unbelievable," he teases. "I'm excited for the fans to see it."

The Mob Doctor was seemingly dead on arrival, but the series definitely has its fans. Are you one of them?

- Hart Hanson
- Josh Berman
- Stephen Nathan
- Bones
- The Mob Doctor

Written by: Chrononaut
Dec 29th, 2012, 5:59 pm

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Message Posted On Jan 22nd, 2013, 7:24 am
Wow what an ending, went out with a unexpected twist. The Mob Doctor was a great show and it will be missed. As they say leaving wanting more.

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Message Posted On Dec 30th, 2012, 4:20 pm

Anonymous: It's not a *crossover* episode with Bones, it's merely going to have a number of references *to* Bones.  Much like Castle frequently has Firefly references, since Nathan Fillion is the star of both series.



Message Posted On Dec 30th, 2012, 10:04 am
I love Bones and I’m surprised there would be a crossover episode with Mob Doctor. I am still surprised FOX didn’t cancel Mob Doctor. My coworker at DISH thinks it’s simply because FOX didn’t have anything to replace the show with. I’ve been catching Bones and Mob Doctor on my DISH Hopper, thanks to PrimeTime Anytime. It can record up to six channels at once, including the four major networks automatically, during primetime. I can watch Bones on my schedule, and I’ll have to check out this episode of Mob Doctor; it sounds like I might have to re-watch it a couple times to catch all the Easter eggs.
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