Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company has just announced that Bones has been renewed for season 7.
“Bones is creatively fresh, it’s a rock-solid player every time it airs and this season it has helped us win on Thursday nights for the first time in our history,” said Reilly. “Hart Hanson and the fantastic cast and crew, as well as the millions of loyal Bones fans, make this show really special, and I’m excited to have it on our air for another stellar season.”
Bones star David Boreanaz jumped the gun late last night and tweeted the happy news to the twitterverse.
“Oh, Season 7 is GO for Bones.”
Even though the new deal is only for a year, it’s not uncommon given the the shows age and Fox’s limited line-up space. Everyone involved, including executives from the studio and network, have been confident for weeks that Bones would be renewed. Creator Hart Hanson has already broached the subject of star Emily Deschanel’s pregnancy and how it will affect Season 7.
“Season 7 would probably be a curtailed season in some respects; we don’t know how much yet. I’m ready to pitch a bunch of alternatives to the network, but we haven’t had those conversations yet” due to renewal talks, Hanson says. “We’ve had creative conversations about how to get out of Season 6, but we haven’t had any… about how to get into Season 7. For example, if we were to do four episodes without her, is the network interested? Or does their testing show that that would hurt the show?” Hanson poses. “I need to be ready for any one of those contingencies.”
This is great news, especially at this point in the series. Booth and Brennan may be headed into season 7 as a couple ;)!
What will Season 7 bring for Booth and Brennan. Will they write Deschanel’s pregnancy in so that Baby Hogela can have a playmate? Comments are yours!