‘Bones’ Season 7 Looks Promising; Deschanel’s Pregnancy May Shorten Season

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 12th, 2011 at 3:26 am,

bones cast season 7 Bones Season 7 Looks Promising; Deschanels Pregnancy May Shorten Season

Fox’s investigation drama Bones is in uncertain territory as its season draws to a close. While a renewal agreement has not yet been reached, showrunner Hart Hanson says that he’s “confident” that the seventh season will happen.

Hanson spoke with reporters in a conference call and addressed the long wait for a Bones renewal announcement from Fox. “I’m very confident we will come to a deal.” He elaborated on the negotiation timeline, and guessed that a final decision would be made between now and May 15th.

Early summer is a very late time for a major show renewal, but Bones is no stranger to such woes. In 2009, the show was renewed for seasons 5 and 6, and the deal was likewise struck in mid-May.With the show consistently scoring 10 million viewers an episode, Hanson’s confidence seems well-founded.

In related news, star Emily Deschanel’s pregnancy may throw a kink into the potential seventh season. Deschanel is married to writer/actor David Horsby, who’s currently working on the How To Be A Gentleman pilot for NBC. They’re expecting their first child later this year.

With Deschanel’s schedule understandably inflexible, the number of episodes for the 2011-2012 season could be curtailed, or she may simply not appear in several. Hanson kept his options open, stating he wasn’t sure whether a shortened season or an arc without Deschanel’s central character would be preferable.

emily deschanel bones pregnant Bones Season 7 Looks Promising; Deschanels Pregnancy May Shorten Season

It’s hard to imagine Bones without, well, Bones (the nickname of Deschanel’s character Dr. Temperance Brennan). It’s likely that the uncertain situation surrounding Deschanel’s availability for filming season 7 is lengthening the negotiation process as haggling over a shorter season intensifies.

Bones has done extremely well for Fox, steadily climbing through the ratings in the last six years. Essentially a CSI-style investigation procedural, the show has proven popular due to its impressive character development, in particular for leads Dr. Brennan and FBI agent Booth (David Boreanaz). A possible Bones spinoff series has been in development for over six months.


Bones airs Thursday nights a 9PM. The sixth season finale is currently scheduled for May 19th.

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  1. Congrats with soon to be motherhood, hope it all gods well, ant that zoey becomed a great aunt(when i see a reason to throw zoey deschannel in i just do so i can say this, she is reallly really pretty)

    Bones is a good show, atleast i think so, i got a bit of an bones overdose watching two seasons back to back…. …but the worst of this has been laid to rest, so maybe its time to ripp the shrinkwrap of season three and continue to see bones crushing the case while having no clues of how to interact with the living:)

    Jupp i guess tonights the night.

  2. Congrats Emily , I love bones it’s an amazing show I hope you return for season seven

  3. That’s awesome congrats Emily bones rules I hope there’s a season seven

  4. HI
    First things first
    Congratulation,Emily,fore the soon to be motherhood, you will be one awesome moom,just as awesome as you are an actress
    Hope you will be abele to do “BONES” 7th seasone and hopefully many more
    best wiches I.A

  5. i love Bones very much and i think the next season is not complete without Tempe and Seely. Their appearances and outstanding lines captured my heart :) as i really love their tandem. Congratulations to Emily and hopefully they can work something out for the series and for Emily’s health during her pregnancy. More power to BONES Family!

  6. I love Bones, congrats to Emily for having a baby, the greatest thing.
    Hope to see more of Ryan O’Neal.

  7. i loveeee the season finale! but in which episode they made a baby??? i guess i missed that episode :(

    • It was the second to last episode. episode 22 I believe is called “the hole in the heart”.

  8. Can’t wait for season 7! Wow! Congratulations to Emily on her pregnancy!and really hope there are able to work something out.
    Best of wishes on your pregnancy, Emily! Looking forward to see you in season 7 and many more to come. Your fans can’t have enough of “BONES”.
    Thank you!

  9. congrats on the baby! i love the show. you and you family will be in my prayers.

  10. Listen season 7 is more than welcome to be short because of the pregnancy!! But please please please dont make this the last season!!! This is one show that I always look forward to watching!!!!

  11. I can’t wait 4 BONES SEASON 7! PLEASE HURRY to screening bones season 7!!!

  12. Was the last episode that was on the last one of the season or are there more cause I didn’t see there was one on tonight (Jan. 19, 2012) cause if it was then I am sort of mad

    • The next episodes of season 7 will air from April 5 on (they had a break shooting due to Emily Deschanel’s maternity leave back in October/November).

  13. Holy Moley! They have to have another season! Especially after seeing last nights episode! They have to get her off and catch that psychopath!!! I am glad she just didn’t give in and go to jail!

    This show is a blast!

  14. love the show. I think Zack needs to be released so he can help the team in the lab work on the clues, while booth and max get in a car and look for Tempe. i think max and booth fussing and fighting over bones would be a hoot and Zack being slightly off would make a great foil for our loonie computer stalker guy hunting bones.

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