Bones is bringing in Greg Rikaart to guest star in episode 2 of the FOX hit's ninth season. Rikaart, best known for his work on Young and the Restless, will be dealing with relationship woes as a couples counselor early in season 9. Rikaart spoiled the casting news himself on the Bones set.
"I'm having a blast working on 'Bones,'" Rickaart said in an interview. "Such a welcoming, talented group of people here, and this story is amazing. It's a fun character too, who is so different from Kevin."
Also guest starring in the September 23rd episode of season 9 is, Cheers alum John Ratzenberger. He has been cast to play Bill Schumacher, the counseling-seeking husband of Ethel. However, Bill and Ethel Schumacher may not be quite what they appear, seemingly trying to hide a double life.
In addition to solving a murder and dealing with the Schumachers, the setting of the couples' retreat will force Booth and Brennan to confront their own relationship demons. Being a few months after Booth un-proposed to his true love, this could prove to be tricky.
Bones Season 9 premieres Monday, September 16th, @10:00 with, "The Secret in the Proposal".