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Bones (2005– )

TV Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama
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A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.


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Series cast summary:
 Special Agent Seeley Booth (221 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Angela Montenegro (221 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Dr. Jack Hodgins (221 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Dr. Temperance 'Bones' Brennan / ... (220 episodes, 2005-2015)
 Dr. Camille Saroyan (199 episodes, 2006-2015)
 Dr. Lance Sweets (140 episodes, 2007-2014)


Brilliant, but socially inept, forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperence Brennan works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington DC. After consulting for him on a FBI case, she is approached by cocky yet charming ex-Army Ranger turned Special Agent, Seeley Booth to help the Bureau solve crimes by identifying human remains that are too far gone for standard FBI forensic investigations. Brennan's empirical, literal view of the world causes friction with Booths emotive, instinctive attitude creating a volatile relationship. However as their case load increases the symbiotic partnership produces results and with the support of Brennan's Squint Squad, murderers, past and present should be on the look out. Written by h_berry

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To Unravel A Murder, You Have To Strip It To The Bone. See more »


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Release Date:

13 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Emily Deschanel's sister, Zooey Deschanel (Elf) has appeared on the episode The Goop on the Girl in season 5. She appeared as Temperance Brennan's second cousin Margaret from Wisconsin. See more »


Several times Booth is shown at the firing range without hearing protection, eye protection, or both. See more »


[repeated line]
Dr. Temperance Brennan: I don't know what that means.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.18 (2011) See more »


Bones Theme (Squints Mix By DJ Corporate)
Written by The Crystal Method
Performed by The Crystal Method
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This show is brilliant
9 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am a massive fan of David Boreanaz so obviously i started watching this show for him alone, but to my delight this is turning out to be one of the most well-rounded show there has been on television in years. Despite what people might have thought of David Boreanaz's acting abilities, by starring in Bones he has proved that he is a well rounded actor whom can take any role and make it his own. The rest of the cast has been perfectly selected to bounce of David and make the show the best there can be. Also i am impressed with how Emily has turned out as an actor, in the first few episodes i thought she was a bit of a hollow actress, kind of carboardy, but i have since been proved very wrong and feel bad for terrible of how quick i judged her. I can only hope than this show continues to be made for a least another couple of years so we fans can find out as much as there is to know about our beloved characters. P.S To Fox Please please do not be as cruel as the bigwigs at the WB and cancel this show at the prime of it's run as it would be a dying shame and also doing this would grossly reduce your viewers. Thanks Danielle

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