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FOX Makes No Bones About An Eighth Season Renewal

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The last few years, the fate of whether Bones would get picked up for another season has been coming down to the wire. The last few renewals have come at or near the May deadline for network upfront presentations of their new fall lineups, but this year, fans of the saga of Boones, Booth, and the rest of the squints can breathe an early sigh of relief. EW.com reports that FOX has given the series an early pick up for an eighth round. This order will see the long-running procedural dramedy hit the 150 episode mark.

Kevin Reilly, President of FOX Entertainment, had this to say regarding the announcement: "Over the past seven seasons, Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan and the incredible Bones cast and crew have redefined the traditional crime procedural with an irreverent and adventurous sensibility and I’m really happy to have this distinctive, fan-favorite on our schedule for another season."

It's not hard to see why FOX jumped on these Bones faster than usual this year. The network has had an unusually unsuccessful lineup of new series this season, with Terra Nova, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, and Allen Gregory already canceled, House ending, Alcatraz, Breaking In, Napoleon Dynamite, and Bones spinoff The Finder all pretty clearly headed to the graveyard, and Fringe hanging on for dear life. The way things are looking, FOX is going to have a dearth of established returning programs next season, it's not surprising that they would be in a hurry to lock in one of their few scripted dramas that actually gets good ratings.

Are you pleased that Bones will return? Or should it have quit while it was ahead?


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- Bones

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Mar 29th, 2012, 6:17 am

Anonymous

Message Posted On Apr 7th, 2012, 3:38 am
Great news about Bones, but Fox needs to realize that they have a lot of fan favorites and start listening to it's viewers. There's no way Fringe should be "hanging on for dear life". It's clearly the best series of it's type on any network, period. Alcatraz and The Finder may have both started out soft but I think they could get better with another season and they both clearly have their own fan base.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Apr 1st, 2012, 7:23 am
I LOVE Bones as do my daughter and best friend so we are all thrilled to see it coming back...but I am not understanding why The Finder isn't doing well...we all like it..and having guest appearances by the Bones cast members makes it even better in regards of keeping the two shows linked..personally I feel they are doing a wonderful job on it and am anxiously waiting for another episode
Anonymous

Message Posted On Apr 1st, 2012, 12:25 am
If Bones gets renewed and Fringe or Alcatraz is cancelled, I think I will kill myself. Bones is one of the corniest, unrealistic shows on.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 30th, 2012, 12:10 pm
Bones could easily last a few more seasons. It is true that US shows are cancelled too early, and a real shame that the list is so long of good-programs-gone-south for the endless dross of comedy-crap and talent-less shows.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 30th, 2012, 11:23 am
I tend to find US schedulers are always too quick to cancel series or move them about so much that people can never find them. What's worse for those who live in the UK we can get into a series only to find it was aleady cancelled!
Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 30th, 2012, 11:22 am
I'm glad bones is staying but wtf is up, why would the finder be in jeopardy? Its clearly a fun show, I can't see why it wouldn't be giving more time.
shoemonkeyuk

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Since: 07/Jun/09
Message Posted On Mar 30th, 2012, 6:09 am

Alcatraz and The Finder, ow my god who have thay got over ther at fox making these desitions and you are jokeing if you think that fringe should go its one of the best sci-fi out there, we all know that a vast amount of us download via torrent sites maybe thay should look at how many pll are getting there shows that way. iv got at least 10 ppl to tune in to alcatraz that dont download torrents.

lordkinbote

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Since: 25/Feb/08
Message Posted On Mar 30th, 2012, 12:10 am

...and I really like "The Finder" also.  Don't want them to cancel that nor Alcatraz.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 29th, 2012, 1:42 pm
Great to gear about Bones but come on you can't cancell Alcatraz. NO ANOTHER GOOD SHOW BEING CANNED. Please FOX pull your heads out of your overpaid buts and stop canning the good shows. You have already taken Terra Nova. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
n8ph8ts

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Since: 15/May/08
Message Posted On Mar 29th, 2012, 10:20 am

Brillint news,Bones is one the realy good shows that is still running,keep on comeing.

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