There are some good and bad news for Brennan-Booth tandem fans. Fox’s “Bones” has been renewed for a 12th season, but it is also the show’s final chapter.
Instead of the usual 22 episodes, the 12th season will run shorter. The final season will only consist of 12 episodes, The Hollywood Reporter noted.
Showrunners Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson said in a statement: “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.”
The duo came on board at the start of season 11 after the departure of showrunner Stephen Nathan, who remains as an executive producer along with series creator Hart Hanson.
“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,” Collier and Peterson added.
The long-running Fox crime procedural drama starred Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperature Brennan and David Boreanaz as FBI Agent Silly Booth.
Boreanaz thanked the fans, Fox, all the cast and crew, and most especially his on-screen partner Deschanel. Entertainment Weekly quoted him saying: “I couldn’t have done it without you, Emily!”
Deschanel, on her part, also thanked their avid fans. She told Entertainment Weekly, “I am thrilled the show will have the ending it deserves for all of our amazing, loyal fans!”
The actress also shared her thoughts on Twitter. Deschanel posted the following tweets:
“Bones” returns for its spring premiere on April on Fox. It will pick up after the fall finale where Dr Hodgins finds himself eight weeks into his rehabilitation and was forced to adapt to a life in a wheelchair, Coming Soon wrote.
Meanwhile, Brennan and Booth will try to solve the death of a public defender who had multiple defendants from previous cases and all of them have motives to kill him.