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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’ Showrunner Teases Character Deaths in Final Season

‘Bones’ Showrunner Teases Character Deaths in Final Season
The next season of “Bones” will be its last on Fox. When it does, fans should be ready to say goodbye to a few recurring characters.

“No one at this table, we will say that, but there are two other people from past seasons who will die in this season,” executive producer Michael Peterson said Friday during a panel at Comic-Con. Peterson was joined onstage by stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor and John Francis Daley.

Peterson and fellow executive producer Jonathan Collier teased some upcoming plot details for the new season. Regarding the number 447, which has recurred throughout the series, Peterson said, “Episode 11 of next season you will find out what 447 means,” Peterson said.

Peterson also said that former squint Zack, who returned in the season 11 finale, will have a multi-episode story arc in the coming season. “We will try to bring him back for three to four more episodes,” Peterson
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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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Bones: Fox Wants Boreanaz, Deschanel and Ep Lawsuits Moved to Arbitration

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In late November, the Bones TV series executive producer, Barry Josephson, sued the Fox network and the 20th Century Fox Television studio’s parent company, over alleged profit participation hi-jinx. Stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, and producer Kathy Reichs, followed suit, in less than a week.

Among the allegations: Fox brass threatened Bones would be cancelled, if Josephson refused a lower license fee. Now, Deadline reports Fox has filed to move the issue out of the courts and into arbitration.

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Could a Big Lawsuit End Bones? Not So Fast...

Could a Big Lawsuit End Bones? Not So Fast...
Could the end of Bones be near? Yes, we've heard this once or twice before, but this time, a big new lawsuit brought by producers—including stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz and author Kathy Reichs—could actually signal the end of the long-running Fox show. The trio (via their respective production companies) have sued studio Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Broadcasting company for breach of contract and fraud, alleging that they have been cheated out of more than $100 million of gross revenues by underreporting earnings and making backhanded deals. In their lawsuit, Boreanaz, Deschanel and Reichs allege that an audit of the accounting revealed "more than a dozen accounting errors, tricks and deceitful...
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'Bones' Cast Sues Fox in Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit

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'Bones' Cast Sues Fox in Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit
The cast of Bones is suing Fox for tens of millions of dollars. Last Wednesday, producer Barry Josephson filed a lawsuit against the network. And this week, actors Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, along with executive producer Kathy Reichs, have followed suit. All parties claim they have been shortchanged when it comes to profits made by producers 20th Century Fox Television, the Fox network and affiliated companies. The long-running procedural has been on the air for 11 Seasons and counting.

The trio's new lawsuit claims that they have not seen any profits from the show for a number of years, despite the fact that it is one of the longest running dramas currently still on the air, and has been extremely successful. The lawsuit filed on November 25 by Barry Josephson holds similar claims. All four individuals say that Fox has underpaid them through accounting tricks. Vertical Intergartion is also sighted as
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After That ‘Chicanery’ Business at Fox, Bones Stars Have Joined the Fight for Proper Profits

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After That ‘Chicanery’ Business at Fox, Bones Stars Have Joined the Fight for Proper Profits
Remember when the phrase "accounting chicanery" was fabulously used last week in a Bones-related lawsuit against Fox? Well, there's more to that story now, as THR reports that another of the show's EPs (Kathy Reichs), along with its stars (Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz), have shot off a similar suit seeking to expose more than a dozen of the network's allegedly sketchy accounting tricks, as well as "tens of millions of dollars" in cheated profits. Bones is Fox's longest-running drama and one of its most successful, but "as the series became more profitable for Fox over the years, [periodic] accounting statements issued by 20th TV counter-intuitively showed plaintiffs falling farther and farther away from achieving profits," reads a portion of the complaint, which was filed Monday in L.A. Superior Court and is available in full, here. This latest suit calls for "causes of action for breach of contract, breach
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‘Bones’ Stars Sue Fox, Claim They Were Cheated Out of $100 Million

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‘Bones’ Stars Sue Fox, Claim They Were Cheated Out of $100 Million
Bones” stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz are joining executive producer Barry Josephson in suing Fox for unpaid profits. The actors filed a complaint Monday in the Los Angeles Superior Court alongside author and executive producer Kathy Reichs, claiming that 20th Century Fox cheated them out of “tens of millions of dollars” in profits by withholding documents and using fraudulent accounting. The lawsuit alleges that auditing has uncovered that the stars and Reichs, whose books served as the inspiration for the series, “were being cheated out of more than $100 million in gross revenues and being overcharged many additional millions of dollars.
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'Bones' Stars File New Lawsuit for 'Tens of Millions of Dollars' in Fox Profits (Exclusive)

'Bones' Stars File New Lawsuit for 'Tens of Millions of Dollars' in Fox Profits (Exclusive)
The litigation over Bones profits is getting some star power. Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz, stars of the longest-running drama series in Fox history, along with author and executive producer Kathy Reichs, have filed their own lawsuit claiming they have been shortchanged "tens of millions of dollars" in profits by producer 20th Century Fox Television, the Fox network and affiliated companies. The trio's lawsuit claims they saw zero profits for years despite the success of the show. The suit follows a similar case filed Wednesday by Barry Josephson, one of the show’s executive producers, who also cried foul over

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'Bones' Exclusive Interview: The Most Difficult and Amazing Things About Forensic Anthropology

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'Bones' Exclusive Interview: The Most Difficult and Amazing Things About Forensic Anthropology
I recently had the pleasure of talking with Kathy Reichs, the creator of Bones character, forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan. Joining us was her daughter, Kerry, who co-wrote this season's "The Woman in the Whirlpool" episode. Though Kathy reviews every single Bones episode for scientific accuracy, this is only the third episode the mother-daughter team has envisioned from concept to completed script, the first two being season 5's "The Witch in the Wardrobe," and season 9's "The Dude in the Dam." A novelist and forensic anthropologist herself, Kathy uses her own life experiences as the inspiration for the character of Temperance Brennan in her crime series from which the Bones television series concept sprang. 

Before we delved into details (and some juicy episode news) about how the mother-daughter team developed the concept for "The Woman in the Whirlpool," I wanted to know more about the real Kathy 'Temperance Brennan' Reichs
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Bones Picked Up For 10th Season

Fox comedy-drama Bones is about to join a very elite club – TV shows that made it to ten seasons. Speaking to reporters, Chairman of Entertainment for Fox said:

“Over the course of nine seasons, Bones has grown from a hit crime procedural into a beloved pillar of our line-up that resonates with fans in a way that only the best of shows can. Our viewers have embraced Emily, David and the entire cast and characters of Bones as their very own, and I think they are going to love what Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan have planned for Season 10!”

Bones first premiered on Fox in September 2005 and is essentially an investigation-based show about forensic anthropology and archaeology. Each episode explores an FBI case based on human remains presented to Dr Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz). The premise is loosely based on the
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Win Bones Season 8 on Blu-ray

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To mark the release of Bones Season 8 on DVD and Blu-ray, we’ve got three copies to give away on Blu-ray.

Relive all 24 killer episodes that follow Dr Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan (Emily Deschanel:Cold Mountain, Spiderman 2l), a highly skilled forensic anthropologist and her quest to discover the mystery and truth behind the human remains brought to her by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel). Still providing twists, turns and shocks in its eighth Season, Bones is a thrilling mystery with darkly comic undertones, based on the life and writings of forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs.

Finally cleared of an unjust murder accusation, Season 8 sees ‘Bones’ reunite with Booth and the squints. Although the team crack some of their most challenging cases yet, dangerous madman Christopher Pelant (Andrew Lees: Grey’s Anatomy, House) persists with his murderous rampage. But with
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's, Glee, Walking Dead, Scandal, Office, Arrow, Tvd and More!

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Grey's, Glee, Walking Dead, Scandal, Office, Arrow, Tvd 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 chance of a Jackson/April reunion before or during the Grey’s Anatomy finale (airing May 16)? – Emma

Ausiello: Can’t confirm a reunion, but I can confirm — via Shonda Rhimes — that in this Thursday’s episode, “Something happens for April that is fairly life-changing. And then in the finale, all of that is brought into question in a huge way.” Theories?! Hit the comments!

Related | Season Finale Scoopapalooza: More Than 100 Spoilers on Your Fave Series’ Endgames,
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First Look: Bones Loves a Man in Uniform

Fox's Bones gets serious with a somber, respectful 9/11-themed episode airing Nov. 12, appropriately, the day after Veterans Day.

"We've been trying to figure out a way to do an episode that focused on 9/11 for a long time, and it was either too soon or [risked being] exploitative," explains executive producer Stephen Nathan. "But it was important for us to do because Kathy Reichs [author of the books on which the series is based] was very involved in identifying the remains at Ground Zero."

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‘Bones’ Author Kathy Reichs Makes Bantam Deal For Next Three Novels

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Exclusive: Ballantine Bantam Dell has acquired North American rights for three new novels from Kathy Reichs, who aside from being a bestselling suspense novelist is also a forensic anthropologist whose novels inspired the Fox TV series Bones. The deal was negotiated by Gina Centrello, President and Publisher of The Random House Publishing Group, with Wme’s Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. The novels will be published under the Bantam label, according to Libby McGuire, Evp, Publisher of Ballantine Bantam Dell. The first comes out in 2014, and Jennifer Hershey will edit them. Her last novel, Bones Are Forever, was published by Scribner. Reichs will continue the forensic exploits of Temperance Brennan, who has been the centerpiece of 15 bestsellers. As for her day job, Dr. Reichs has been Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and still serves on the Canadian National Police Services Advisory
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‘Bones’ Author Kathy Reichs Makes Bantam Deal For Next Three Novels

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Exclusive: Ballantine Bantam Dell has acquired North American rights for three new novels from Kathy Reichs, who aside from being a bestselling suspense novelist is also a forensic anthropologist whose novels inspired the Fox TV series Bones. The deal was negotiated by Gina Centrello, president and publisher of the Random House Publishing Group, with Wme’s Jennifer Rudolph Walsh. The novels will be published under the Bantam label, according to Libby McGuire, Evp, Publisher of Ballantine Bantam Dell. The first comes out in 2014, and Jennifer Hershey will edit them. Reichs’ last novel, Bones Are Forever, was published by Scribner. Reichs will continue the forensic exploits of Temperance Brennan, who has been the centerpiece of 15 bestsellers. As for her day job, Dr. Reichs has been Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and still serves on the Canadian National Police Services Advisory
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HeyUGuys UK DVD/Blu-ray Round-Up – 1st October

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Last week brought with it Drew Goddard’s directorial debut, The Cabin in the Woods, to our shelves, penned by Goddard and the ever-brilliant Joss Whedon.

And this week, we’ve got a huge selection of films and TV shows coming to our shelves, so without further ado…

My picks of the week:

Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom & Rupert SandersSnow White and the Huntsman.

Modern Family – Season 3.

And James Cameron’s The Terminator Blu-ray release.

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Breaking records upon release with the highest ever per-theatre-average in its opening weekend (which Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master broke again last month), Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom is something of a masterpiece.

His first live-action film since 2007’s The Darjeeling Limited, Anderson takes us back to childhood with two young secret romantics running away together, on the fictional island of New Penzance.

The
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Five Preview Videos for the Bones Season Eight Premiere, 'The Future in the Past'

Inspired by the real-life forensic anthropologist and best-selling novelist Kathy Reichs, Bones is a darkly amusing investigative drama starring Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz. The series' season eight premiere is scheduled to air Monday, September 17th, only on Fox. Dr. Temperance Brennan is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and writes novels on the side. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless (when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed), law enforcement calls on Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim's bones. While most people can't handle Brennan's intelligence, her drive for the truth or the way she flings herself headlong into every...
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