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‘Bones’ Series Finale Postmortem: Showrunner Michael Peterson on How This May Not Be the End (Spoilers)

‘Bones’ Series Finale Postmortem: Showrunner Michael Peterson on How This May Not Be the End (Spoilers)
Read no further if you haven’t seen the series finale (for now) of “Bones.” Spoilers ahead!

There are any number of ways to end a series. There’s the flat cut to black; the reveal that this has all been a dream. Most of them involve some level of controversy after the fact. But when it came time to end “Bones” after 12 seasons on Fox, showrunners Michael Peterson and Jonathan Collier wanted to send their characters riding off into the sunset fully intact. And so we ended not with a bang or a whimper, but with Booth and Brennan bantering into the black. Peterson called up Variety to discuss the very last episode of “Bones” — and why it may not be the very last episode of “Bones.”

Unlike some finales, we don’t get a special last line of dialogue — it’s more akin to the end of a regular episode. When
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'Bones' Says Goodbye After 12 Seasons: How the 'Squint Squad' Passed Every Test (Especially the Bechdel)

'Bones' Says Goodbye After 12 Seasons: How the 'Squint Squad' Passed Every Test (Especially the Bechdel)
When Bones signs off on Tuesday night, after 12 seasons on Fox, it will do so as the network’s longest-running scripted drama, having solved -- according to finale promos -- 275 cases in 246 episodes. And that prolific conviction rate may not even be the most impressive thing that the series accomplished.

Because Bones -- which was based on the life and works of real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs -- did more than just stay on the air, leapfrogging more than 20 different time slots in its 12-year run. In a television landscape populated with morose antiheroes and sarcastic protagonists that often poke fun at the earnestness of cops-and-science procedurals like Bones, sometimes directly by name (see: American Dad, Bojack Horseman, Bob’s Burgers and more), the show was a champion of justice and evidence, science and guts, “brains and heart.” It told new stories every week, while at the same time unfolding its central characters little by little, making
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Bones: Fox Releases Series Retrospective Online

We're going back to the lab. In advance of the Bones season 12 and TV series finale, Fox has released a new video, "Back to the Lab: A Bones Retrospective." Check it out, as well as the episode descriptions for Bones 12.11, "The Final Chapter: The Day in the Life," and the Bones series finale, episode 12.12 "The Final Chapter: The End in The End."The Bones TV show retrospective includes some never before seen footage and explores the Fox series from beginning. It also includes new interviews with Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T. J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan, Kathy Reichs, Barry Josephson, Michael Peterson, Jonathan Collier, and Karine Rosenthal. Read More…
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Bones Stars and EPs Reminisce, Thank Fans in Series-Spanning Video

Bones Stars and EPs Reminisce, Thank Fans in Series-Spanning Video
If you’ve been jonesing for some Bones reminiscing in advance of the long-running drama’s upcoming finale, your prayers have been answered.

On Thursday, Fox released the video above, featuring members of the cast and production staff talking about the show’s 12-season evolution. Leads David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel are there, as well as stars Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor and John Boyd and EPs Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan, Michael Peterson, Jonathan Collier and Barry Josephson.

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Shot in December 2016, the video
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Bones Creator Reveals He Would Not Have Killed Sweets If He Had Been in Charge

Bones Creator Reveals He Would Not Have Killed Sweets If He Had Been in Charge
In an alternate universe, Bones could have been very different. Series creator Hart Hanson joined the cast and current executive producers of the series on a panel in front of the TV Critics' Association on Wednesday and revealed that had he not stepped down as showrunner in 2013, a few things on the show would be very different. First of all, one beloved character would still be alive. "When I first stopped running the show so that Stephen Nathan was running it, one of the first things he did was completely and utterly defy me and killed Sweets," Hanson said. "I would never have killed Sweets, but Stephen was running the show, and it obviously was a good idea." For those who...
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Flash, NCIS, Bones, Htgawm, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Tvd, Jane, S.H.I.E.L.D. and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Flash, NCIS, Bones, Htgawm, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Tvd, Jane, S.H.I.E.L.D. and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: Any word on what Laurel made Oliver promise her right before she died on Arrow? Was it something for him to do or not do? —Kia

Ausiello: Look at Kia kicking off the first new AA in more than a month with a sensational Q! Here’s your answer, straight from showrunner Wendy Mericle. “It is both actually, and you’ll find out what it was in [the Oct. 5 premiere],” teases the Ep, who adds that the reveal will “inform
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Ben Rappaport Cast In Fox Drama Pilot ‘Zoobiquity’

Ben Rappaport (Mr. Robot) has been cast as a series regular in Zoobiquity, Fox's light medical procedural pilot written by Bones executive producers Stephen Nathan and Jon Collier and directed by Kevin Bray. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, Zoobiquity follows the unlikely pairing of Dr. Kara Martins (Marsha Thomason), a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with Dr. Lucas Cort (Peter…
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‘Awkward’ Star Cast in Fox Medical Drama Pilot ‘Zoobiquity’

‘Awkward’ Star Cast in Fox Medical Drama Pilot ‘Zoobiquity’
Awkward” star Wesam Keesh has been cast as a series regular in Fox’s “Zoobiquity” pilot, Variety has learned exclusively.

He joins a cast that includes Peter Facinelli, Kim Raver, Marsha Thomason and Antonia Bernath.

Zoobiquity” is a light medical procedural that follows the unlikely pairing of a successful, driven cardiologist (Raver) as she risks career suicide by teaming with a socially challenged veterinarian (Facinelli) in an effort to tackle the most challenging cases with an untested brand of cross-species medicine.

Keesh — best known for playing Kyle on the MTV series “Awkward” — will play Zahid, Facinelli’s assistant at his veterinarian practice. The character is described as kind, strong-willed and a computer whiz.

Zoobiquity” hails from “Bones” alums Jon Collier and Stephen Nathan, who wrote the TV adaptation, based on the best-selling “Zoobiquity” book, which examines the links between animals and humans when it comes to treating physical and behavioral ailments.
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TV News Roundup: Sarah Hyland Joins ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing,’ More Pilot Casting

TV News Roundup: Sarah Hyland Joins ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing,’ More Pilot Casting
In today’s news roundup, “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland is ready for some “Dirty Dancing,” while pilot season is ramping up with much more casting.

Casting News:

Sarah Hyland has been cast in the ABC musical event “Dirty Dancing,” Variety has learned. The “Modern Family” star will play Lisa Houseman, the older sister to Abigail Breslin’s Baby. While spending summer vacation in the Catskill Mountains, Lisa falls for the womanizing waiter Robbie.

Peter Facinelli and Kim Raver have joined Fox’s unconventional medical drama pilot “Zoobiquity.” The project will draw from the book of the same name, following Dr. Kara Martins (Marsha Thomason), a cardiologist who partners with a socially challenged veterinarian to pioneer cross-species medicine. Facinelli, who is currently appearing in CBS’ “Supergirl,” will play vet Dr. Lucas Court. Raver will play the hospital’s chief of medicine, Dr. Julia Fowler. The pilot will be directed by
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Peter Facinelli, Kim Raver Join Zoobiquity Drama Pilot at Fox

Peter Facinelli, Kim Raver Join Zoobiquity Drama Pilot at Fox
Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie) and Kim Raver (24) have joined Zoobiquity, Fox’s unconventional medical procedural pilot, TVLine has learned.

The potential series, based on the book of the same name, follows Dr. Kara Martins (played by White Collar‘s Marsha Thomason), a successful cardiologist at a Boston hospital who decides to partner with a socially challenged veterinarian to pioneer cross-species medicine.

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Facinelli, who is currently recurring on CBS’ Supergirl, will play the vet, Dr. Lucas Court, whose bond with his animal patients verges on the uncanny.
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Peter Facinelli & Kim Raver To Star In Fox Drama Pilot ‘Zoobiquity’

Peter Facinelli has been tapped as the male lead opposite Marsha Thomason in Zoobiquity, Fox's light medical procedural pilot written by Bones executive producers Stephen Nathan and Jon Collier and directed by Kevin Bray. Also set for a lead role in the project is 24 alumna Kim Raver, who has just signed with Gersh. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, Zoobiquity follows the unlikely pairing of Dr. Kara Martins (Thomason), a…
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'Bones' Renewed for 12th and Final Season, Cast Responds

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'Bones' Renewed for 12th and Final Season, Cast Responds
Bones, the long-running comedic procedural beloved by millions of fans around the world, will return for a final farewell Season 12 on Fox, it was announced today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-fbi team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters. When Bones ends its run, the series will have completed 246 original episodes, making it one of the longest running Fox series ever. Here's what series creator Hart Hanson had to say about his show's final season.

"In times like these, marked by instability and doubt, it's comforting to know the world can count on at least one dependable beacon of stability. Apparently, that beacon is Bones. It just shows what you can do with an amalgam of genius cast,
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‘Bones’ Renewed for Final Season at Fox

‘Bones’ Renewed for Final Season at Fox
Fox has renewed “Bones” for a 12th and final season, which will consist of an abbreviated 12 episodes instead of its usual 22.

The long-running procedural stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. The show was created by Hart Hanson, who serves as executive producer alongside Barry Josephson, Stephen Nathan, Randy Zisk, Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson.

“‘Bones’ has been part of the fabric of our network and studio for over a decade, and during that time it has attracted one of the most devoted fan bases we’ve ever seen,” said Fox Co-Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “So it was extremely important to us and to Hart, the producers and the cast that we send the show off in a way that gives those loyal fans a meaningful and satisfying conclusion.”

“In times like these, marked by instability and doubt, it’s comforting to know the world can count on at
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White Collar's Marsha Thomason to Star in Fox's Zoobiquity Pilot

White Collar's Marsha Thomason to Star in Fox's Zoobiquity Pilot
Marsha Thomason is ignoring half of showbiz’s conventional “never work with children or animals” wisdom.

The White Collar alum has been cast as the female lead in Zoobiquity, an unconventional medical procedural pilot at Fox, our sister site Deadline reports.

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The potential series, based on the book of the same name, follows Thomason’s Dr. Kara Martins, a successful cardiologist at a Boston hospital who decides to partner with a socially challenged veterinarian to pioneer cross-species medicine.

The project is written and executive-produced by BonesStephen Nathan and Jonathan Collier.
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‘Zoobiquity’: Marsha Thomason Set as Female Lead, Antonia Bernath Co-Stars

White Collar alumna Marsha Thomason will play the female lead in Zoobiquity, Fox’s light medical procedural pilot based on the best-selling book of the same name by Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers. Also cast in the project is Antonia Bernath (Downton Abbey, The Astronaut Wives Club). Written by Bones executive producers Stephen Nathan and Jon Collier, the project follows the unlikely pairing of Dr. Kara Martins (Thomason), a successful, driven…
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Zoobiquity: Fox Orders Pilot from Bones EPs

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Fox has ordered a TV show pilot for Zoobiquity, from Bones showrunners past and present, Stephen Nathan and Jon Collier. A medical procedural, Zoobiquity is an adaptation of the Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers book of the same name.

Previously, we reported Fox was retooling this animal and human health drama. Looks like they selected the sharpest tools in the shed. Writers Collier and Nathan will executive produce, with Spencer Medof. Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers are producing.

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Fox Retools And Orders "Zoobiquity" Pilot

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Fox has handed out a pilot order for a series adaptation of Barbara Natterson-Horowitz's best-selling book "Zoobiquity," just days after rival CBS greenlit the similar sounding medical drama "Bunker Hill".

"Zoobiquity" is an unconventional medical procedural follows the pairing of a successful cardiologist risking career suicide teaming with a socially challenged veterinarian who relates better to animals than people. Putting aside their competitive natures, the pair try to cure the incurable using a unique blend of cross-species medicine that's never been tried before.

This marks the third attempt at developing the project following Jon Collier and Stephen Nathan ("Bones") coming up with the first take, being replaced by "Satisfaction" creator Sean Jablonski for the second, and then Collier and Nathan returning for this third version which they will pen the script for and will executive produce alongside Spencer Medof.

Fox has numerous procedurals in the works for next season including "Recon,
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Fox Orders ‘Zoobiquity’ Medical Procedural Drama Pilot

Updated: Fox has given a pilot order to Zoobiquity, a light medical procedural based on the best-selling book of the same name by Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers. Written by Bones executive producers Stephen Nathan and Jon Collier, the project follows the unlikely pairing of a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with a socially-challenged veterinarian who relates better to animals than people. They try to put aside…
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Zoobiquity Drama Pilot From Bones Showrunners Ordered at Fox

Zoobiquity Drama Pilot From Bones Showrunners Ordered at Fox
If Bones returns for a 12th season next fall, it may be down a showrunner.

Fox has placed a pilot order for Zoobiquity, a “light and unconventional” one-hour medical procedural written and and Ep’d by Bones showrunners past (Stephen Nathan) and present (Jonathan Collier).

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Based on the book of the same name, Zoobiquity follows the unlikely pairing of a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with a socially-challenged veterinarian who relates better to animals than people. They try to put
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Medical Procedural ‘Zoobiquity’ Lands Pilot Order From Fox

Medical Procedural ‘Zoobiquity’ Lands Pilot Order From Fox
Fox has given a pilot order to a medical procedural based on the best-selling book “Zoobiquity,” which examines the links between animals and humans when it comes to treating physical and behavioral ailments.

Bones” alums Jon Collier and Stephen Nathan wrote the TV adaptation and exec produce with Spencer Medof for 20th Century Fox TV. “Zoobiquity” co-authors Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers are on board as producers.

The project is billed as a light medical procedural follows the unlikely pairing of a successful, driven cardiologist as she risks career suicide by teaming with a socially-challenged veterinarian in an effort to tackle the most challenging cases with an untested brand of cross-species medicine.

Zoobiquity” made a splash in its initial release in 2012. Cardiologist Natterson-Horowitz teamed with science writer Bowers on the book after she experienced what has been described as an “eye-opening” consultation on animals at the Los Angeles Zoo.

The
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