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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 »
MTV is expanding Finding Carter's sophomore season. The Viacom-owned cable network has picked up the drama for 12 additional episodes, bringing its second-season order to 24 total episodes. The second batch of episodes will debut later this year. Starring Kathryn Prescott, the drama about a teenager who learns that her mother abducted her as a child was renewed for a 12-episodes second season in August. Bones' Emily Silver created the series, which is exec produced by Emily Whitesell. Terri Minsky developed the series, which is also exec produced by Alexander Motlagh. The news comes as Carter, a standout performer on
- Lesley Goldberg
Wow. In answer to the headline's nasty question: Yes, Booth and Brennan still love each other just as much as they always have and that is why the events of "Murder in the Middle East" are so devastating. From start to finish, Bones' 19th episode was cinematographically wonderfully done. The episode's script, written by Co-executive Producer Michael Peterson, is concise, weaving together two splendidly crafted storylines.
While we have known that the gambling arc is a long-running one, this episode was a particularly thorny proposition which has been handled incredibly well by Peterson, Boreanaz, Deschanel, Taylor, and guest star Pej Vahdat. Peterson's success with "Murder in the Middle East" bodes well for the future of the Bones franchise as Peterson has recently been crowned co-showrunner with fellow Executive Producer Jonathan Collier.
Recently, Fox delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Bones" episode 20 of season 10. The episode is entitled,"The Woman in the Whirlpool," and it turns out that we'll see some pretty interesting stuff as a dead cookie jar collector is the focus of the team's latest investigation, and more. In the new, 20th episode press release: The Team Investigates The Remains Of A Cookie Jar Collector. Press release number 2: When the body of a well-known cookie jar collector is found in a riverbank, the Jeffersonian team will have to submerge themselves into the victim's collector community in order to catch the murderer. In the meantime, Booth is going to struggle to come to terms with Brennan's decision that he move out of their house due to his gambling addiction and Aubrey is going to have his eye on one of the "squinterns." Guest stars feature: Laura Spencer »
It’s already time to start looking at what’s hitting in fall, and as the network upfronts wrap up, we can try to figure out what to watch, what to DVR, and what to avoid.
New shows abound, but the schedule has some new efforts looking to grab attention as well.
First we’ll run through the schedule, and on following pages we’ll take a closer look at each network’s new show, with trailers for those that have them available.
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Monday kicks off with Dancing, The Voice, and Gotham. You pretty well know where you are there. We aren’t into new things, and you either want to watch “talent” or gritty comic action, »
- Marc Eastman
Fox came into its upfront presentation with a bit of swagger, having introduced “Empire” and “Gotham” during the 2014-15 season. Yet the network followed up that first breakthrough by saying the right things, but with what at first blush looked like an assortment of, pardon the expression, cookie-cutter shows — hewing closely to an established formula as opposed to the “bold programming” that its executive team, Gary Newman and Dana Walden, promised. In addition, announcing the end of “American Idol” after 2016 left a big unspoken question — namely, do you have the goods to fill those three hours?
The network is making several wise scheduling moves, from promising bifurcated seasons of its series — in much the way AMC presents “The Walking Dead” — to pairing programs that have obvious compatibility, like the new sitcoms “Grandfathered” and “The Grinder,” starring John Stamos and Rob Lowe, respectively.
Almost all of the network’s comedies, however, »
- Brian Lowry
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today unveiled the Fox primetime slate for the 2015-2016 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. Here's what the CEO's had to say in a joint statement.
"Building on the phenomenal momentum created by Gotham, The Last Man on Earth and, of course, Empire, we're infusing next season's schedule with new ambitious dramas, smart comedies, aspirational unscripted series and big live events and specials - all from the best creators in the business. And our strategy with these bold creative swings is simple: schedule them strategically, market them relentlessly and create events that break through and captivate viewers across every platform."
Tuesdays are all-new this fall on Fox, with new comedies Grandfathered and The Grinder, followed by killer comedy-horror series Scream Queens. The new comedies kicking off an all-new Tuesday are Grandfathered and The Grinder. »
Fox has announced their schedule for the upcoming Fall 2015 schedule, as well as some of the details for the rest of the 2015-16 season. Returning shows include American Idol (final season), Bob's Burgers, Bones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Empire, Family Guy, Gotham, Hell's Kitchen, The Last Man on Earth, MasterChef, New Girl, The Simpsons, Sleepy Hollow, and World's Funniest Fails.
Fox Announces New Primetime Series For 2015-2016 Season
One New Comedy-horror Anthology, Four New Comedies, Four New Dramas And One New Event Series Join Schedule
We now know when Fox is planning to bring FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully back to the small screen, as the network revealed that part one of The X-Files six-episode event series premiere will air on Sunday, January 24th.
In their 2015 - 2016 fall TV schedule announcement (which also includes information on Ryan Murphy's Scream Queens, slated to begin airing on Tuesdays this fall), Fox revealed that the return of The X-Files will take place on Sunday, January 24th, between 10:00pm - 11:00pm Est after the Nfc Championship game.
The second half of the two-part premiere will air at 8:00pm Est the following night on Monday, January 25th, with subsequent episodes also airing on Monday nights. Filming on the event series begins this June. For more information, see the official press release below (The X-Files details are highlighted in bold text). Also included in »
- Derek Anderson
Fox is the latest broadcaster to unveil its schedule for the 2015-16 TV season, and herewith are the major headlines: Ryan Murphy’s comedic horror anthology Scream Queens will anchor an all-new Tuesday lineup, Sleepy Hollow is on the move to Thursdays at 9/8c after Bones, and the new Morris Chestnut procedural Rosewood will lead into Empire on Wednesdays.
Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
Also of note: The six-episode X-Files revival will bow Sunday, Jan. 24 following the Nfc Championship Game, before settling into its regular Mondays-at-8 perch the following night. »
Fox is counting on “Empire” to ignite its 2015-16 season launch of a fall slate that includes a revamped Tuesday comedy lineup and the return of midseason sleeper “The Last Man on Earth” on Sunday. And for the first time since 2002, Fox is also preparing for life after “American Idol” as the venerable talent competition series mounts what the network is billing as its “final season celebration” in January.
The Tuesday shakeup will see three new shows on the night: “Grandfathered,” starring John Stamos, and “The Grinder,” toplining Rob Lowe, paired in the 8 p.m. hour, followed by “Scream Queens,” the comedy-horror romp from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk that features Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele and Keke Palmer. Tuesday staple “New Girl” will sit out the fall launch in its fifth season in favor of a midseason return with fewer interruptions.
“Empire” returns to the Wednesday 9 p. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Fox announced the first part of its 2015-16 schedule on Monday (May 11) morning and even though the network has abandoned its annual tradition of revealing two separate schedules, what we already know is full of interesting tidbits. A few highlights before we get down to the night-by-night breakdown: *** "The X-Files" will return with a two night premiere starting after the Nfc Championship on Sunday, January 24. *** "New Girl" is being held for midseason and will air [virtually] uninterrupted in the spring. *** "Empire" will continue to air at 9 p.m., meaning this season's biggest ratings sensation won't be able to serve as a lead-in for anything new, though Fox hopes a halo effect will benefit "Rosewood." *** A Tuesday comedy block featuring Rob Lowe and John Stamos suggests a bit of a demographic shift for Fox. *** Oh and this next season of "American Idol" will be its last. But that's important enough for its own story. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Ahead of network upfronts next week, a number of channels put in notices for pickups and cancellations over the week. Fox’s Backstrom, CBS’ Battle Creek, The McCarthys, and Stalker, NBC’s Marry Me, One Big Happy, State of Affairs, and Constantine all became one-season shows. NBC’s About a Boy also got a cancellation notice this week, as did Fox’s The Mindy Project and The Following.
Fox has also given series orders to Minority Report and Lucifer, while CBS has picked up Supergirl. Among returning shows, The Simpsons got a two-season renewal, while IFC renewed Comedy Bang! Bang!, and The Playstation Network gave its original series Powers a second season. NBC also renewed The Mysteries of Laura and The Night Shift, as well as the sitcom Undateable, whose entire third season will consist of live episodes.
- Deepayan Sengupta
Bones revolves around a married couple who use their skills as an FBI agent (David Boreanaz) and a forensic anthropologist (Emily Deschanel) to solve difficult cases. The show's cast also includes Michaela Conlin, Tj Thyne, Tamara Taylor, and John Francis Daley.
The House-esque Rainn Wilson crime procedural Backstrom has been axed by Fox. Created by Bones creator/executive producer Hart Hanson based on the Swedish book series by Leif G.W. Persson, Backstrom centered on Everett Backstrom (Wilson), an overweight, offensive, irascible detective engaged in a constant struggle with his self-destructive tendencies. Hanson tweeted the bad news earlier. Sometimes you're the windshield and sometimes you're the bug. https://t.co/UKKiNeZ8… »
Fox has canceled Rainn Wilson comedy, “Backstrom.” The Hart Hanson comedy-drama premiered in January but was pulled by the network on Friday. Centering around an “overweight, offensive, irascible” Portland Police Bureau detective lieutenant (played by Wilson) surrounded by a team of eccentric criminologists, the series consistently struggled in the ratings. Hanson’s other Fox series, “Bones,” was renewed for Season 11, and he will retain executive producer status. Earlier on Friday, the network canceled Kevin Bacon-led serial killer drama “The Following” after three seasons. Also Read: 'Bones' Renewed by Fox for Season 11 The show follows Bacon as Ryan Hardy, »
- Debbie Emery
Backstrom won’t be back.
Related Renewal Scorecard 2015: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
Sometimes you're the windshield and sometimes you're the bug. https://t.co/UKKiNeZ85E
— Hart Hanson (@HartHanson) May 8, 2015
The short-lived series was based on a series of Swedish novels about a cranky, eccentric detective who notices details others don’t.
Backstrom‘s season finale, which has become its series finale, aired on April 30. The episode had 2.8 million viewers and a 0.7 demo rating, down significantly from »
“The Following” brought Bacon to network TV in a gory thriller that had a strong first season that was limited to 15 episodes by design, per Bacon’s wishes.
The show about a serial killer who taunts an FBI detective faded in its second season and struggled even more this season, averaging a 1.9 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers overall this season, according to Nielsen’s “most current” estimates.
“Backstrom,” starring “The Office” alum, premiered in January this year and spanned 13 episodes. “Bones” showrunner Hart Hanson developed the show, based off a Swedish book series. (Fox renewed “Bones” for Season 11 earlier today.)
“Backstrom” never did much in the ratings on Thursday in a tough hour opposite “Scandal” and “The Blacklist.” It has averaged a 1.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.5 million viewers overall, »
- Cynthia Littleton
Not only is Bones getting renewed for an 11th season on Fox, but the crime procedural is getting new showrunners. Executive producers John Collier and Michael Peterson will step in for Stephan Nathan, who is taking time off but "hopes to rejoin the series later in season 11." ABC also renewed a bunch of shows this week, and we're in mourning for the few that have been canceled so far this season - Rip The Mindy Project. Take a look at our TV scorecard to find out the fates of all your favorite shows, and rejoice that Bones will be around for another season! »
Fox has renewed its durable forensic drama “Bones” for an 11th season. The pickup was expected as the show is a steady player for Fox at a time when the network’s schedule is in flux.
“Bones” will return with stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel on board. There’s been speculation on and off that one or both was ready to move on after a decade with the 20th Century Fox TV show. Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson are showrunner-exec producers for season 11. Longtime exec producer Stephen Nathan is taking a temporary step back to work on other projects for Fox but expects to rejoin “Bones” later in the season.
Elsewhere on the schedule, Fox has cancelled “The Following” and “Backstrom,” the latter of which hailed from “Bones” creator Hart Hanson. Comedy “The Mindy Project” has also been axed, but could find a home on Hulu.
Ahead of upfronts, »
- Cynthia Littleton
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