Fox Renews ‘Bones’ For Season 7

Published 3 years ago by , Updated May 20th, 2011 at 1:46 pm,

bones cast renewed season 7 Fox Renews Bones For Season 7

Procedural fans rejoice! Fox’s crime drama Bones will continue sluething for another year. The network confirmed the news in a press release today.

As late as two weeks ago there was worry that negotiations between 20th Century Fox and the production companies that create Bones would fall through. But it seems they’ve got their ducks in a row, and the popular series will return for a seventh year.

May is a very late time to announce a renewal for a series as well-established and steady as Bones. Of course it’s hardly unprecedented, even within Bones’ own history: two years ago the show was renewed for seasons five and six around the same time.

Still unknown is the number of episodes for the new season. With star Emily Deschanel currently expecting a child around the predicted film time, Dr. ‘Bones’ Brennan may have her hands full, resulting in either a protracted season or a significant arc without the main character.

Still, it’s not impossible that the series could stick to its 22-24 episode norm. Catherine Zeta-Jones was pregnant during the filming of Traffic, and Jane Kaczmarek was likewise with child during a season of Malcolm in the Middle, among many others. Both women chose to incorporate their real-life pregnancies into their roles, but it’s hard so see how Deschanel could do the same without the writers bending over backwards.

Bones has been scoring a solid 9-10 million viewers for its sixth season, with 2-3 million in the prime demo. With numbers like that, it would have been notable if Bones hadn’t been renewed. A pair of serial killer episodes were a particular highlight. With such a late renewal, writers, producers and cast may have to work fast to make the standard September premiere date.

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Fans hoping for a Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior-style spinoff, enjoy the waiting game. We haven’t heard anything about whether or not The Finder will be picked up for a series.

There are still three episodes left in Bones‘ sixth season, including Thursday night’s “The Signs in the Silence.” The press release included a synopsis for fans:

…a 15-year-old Jane Doe, who is hearing impaired and unable to communicate, is found on the streets covered in blood and wielding a knife, leading the team to believe she is responsible for a recent murder. Meanwhile, Angela keeps Hodgins in the dark regarding the details of her pregnancy.

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Bones airs Thursday nights at 9PM on Fox. The season will conclude on May 19th.

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  1. Great news season 7 is a go … can’t wait , as for the Spin-off “The Finder” I hope that they decided NOT to pick it up, IMHO it sucked

  2. the finder would have been good if not for the worst english accent ever seen on tv

    • That wasn’t a fake accent…that’s her real voice. I’ve seen her in other things and that’s how she talks. Her name’s Saffron Burrows.

      • I have to agree she is English (IMDb), but to me it sounded like she was trying to do an Australian accent and very badly too.

        She was in Deep Blue Sea as the scientist who made the sharks more intelligent, and she didn’t sound anything like that.

        And personally hope it gets a go ahead and doesn’t get Fox’s usual 1 season and then cancelled!

        • I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!!!!

  3. I HATED that episode with the”Finder” I watch Bones to see the characters from BONES, Though seeing Micheal Clarke Duncan WAS cool. I’ll say that much.

  4. The Finder was a horror for me to watch. I will not watch this
    show The Locator if picked up by FOX.

    Also, I guess season 7 may be the last for Bones. Why, both lead
    actors are making movies and after 7 years.It is time to put Bones
    to bed. Take it anyway you want!!!!!

    • You don’t know what you are talking about!! Bones needs to stay on for at least another 2 years!! There is still so many things they can do with the show!! I love bones. And I really hope they get season 7 done with out to many problems I think they could work in Emily pregnancy. They made it seem like booth and bones slept together on tonights episode so why not use that for her pregnancy?? It would be perfect. Make the beginning of season seven be however many months after the end of season 6 (how far a long she is) yeah it wouldn’t be the greatest way to start it out but maybe put a twist in it like she told booth it was somebody else kid due to the fact that he still was really over Hannah when it happened?? or something to that effect or make the 1st episode like a flash back to where they find out they got pregnant then do however many months later?? or something to that effect. I’m just saying you don’t have to end bones just because one of the stars is going to have a kid.And so what if the stars are doing a movie. they could work on season 8 also and maybe take a year off and then go back to bones i know i would still watch it after a year of it being off the air. but thats just me.

      • nooo!! it has to be booth’s you cant do that, i will kill my self if there isn’t a seventh season :(

    • WHY IN GODS NAME WOULD U SAY THAT?!?! TRUE ITS STRECHING IT A BIT FAR BUT COME ON MAN! THIS IS WHAT I LIVE FOR! IM IN HIGH SCHOOL STUDYING TO BE IN THE FBI AND TO BE A FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGIST!! THIS IS MY LIFE NOW I MEAN I SEEM A LITTLE OVER EDGE BUT IM SORRY THIS IS HOW I AM!

  5. its great news the Bones will be back for a 7th season. i love this show. i got hooked when i began to watch the episodes on Netflx. its a funny, smart, and awesome show! This Finder show seems like a good show but not as great as Bones. I might watch it, I might not.

    • Seriously that is exactly what happened to me. Netflix has made me an addict as well. I seriously love the show, glad to hear there will be a season 7!!

    • Hahaha I legitemently watched the first five seasons of Bones in like three weeks! This show is amazing!!! I cant believe it starts in TWO days!!!

  6. Look forward to season 7 of Bones!

  7. please bring back dr. zack addy =)

  8. awesome. i love bones. saw the finale. they can swing a lot of ways with this. looking forward to season 7.

  9. I love Bones! And I’m so excited for season 7. It would be nice for it to just keep going and going. I just feel like it should never end!

    And I didn’t like The Finder episode, mostly because it was like I wasn’t even watching Bones. But it seems like it could be an okay show. Not sure I’d watch it or not though.

    September seems so far away to wait for new episodes. I can’t wait!

    • September is a long time to wait. I love, love, love Bones!!! I have waited for so long for Booth and Bones to get together and it finally happened. If they do not keep Bones going for at least 2 more seasons thans I will quit watching Fox shows. I need them to be together and I agree with Ashley, they could keep going and going forever!

  10. I’m waiting for the new ‘Bones’ series – and so… Bones is preggers!
    Wow – and Booth is the Dad. I love it. I very much look forward to a new season -
    this is my favorite show, has been since it came on. Please don’t take it off.

    • OH MY GOD I KNOW RIGHT!! I WAS IN SUCH A HUGE SHOCK WHEN SHE SAID SHE WAS PREGNET! I THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING TO SAY SHE WANTED TO HAVE A KID NOT THAT SHE ALREADY STARTED!!!!!!! 0.0 XD

  11. Oh, yes – forgot/ Please bring Zack back!!!!!

  12. i like bones im happy there making season 7. i wish they can make more bones i can watch i do not want them to end bones on season 7.

  13. Yesss, it would be a an amazing turn around if zak came back!
    Can’t believe vincent was killed off :/
    Loved vincent, did zak. Can’t wait for season 7!
    Oh one more thing, season 1, 2, 3, 4 at time of release was £25-£27
    why is season 5 £50 :O….. STILL!

  14. oh they need to make an episode where Sarah Michelle Gellar turns up and kills someone then David Boreanaz busts her!…

  15. Does anyone know when season is airing on t.v.????? :P :)

  16. One thing that might happen next season is that hannah cones back. I loooooove bones and i hope the show makes it to atleast 8 seasons. And bring zach back!!!!!

  17. omg bones is mijn liefelingsshow! Ik kan niet wachten tot seizoen 7…………. Maar waarom moest Vincent dood?!? Hij was mijn lievelings personage!!! Damn

  18. omg, my dear tion bones show! I can not wait for season 7 …………. But why did Vincent dead?!? He was my favorite character! Damn

    • Yes your so right I would watch it all the time 24/7

  19. This is not good

    • I love Bones and I look forward for season 7.But I am a really big fan of David Boreanaz

  20. I LOVEEEEE bones and I am looking forward to bones season 7 but it wont be good if Emily Deschanel isnt in it! It’ll be completely ruined so I hope they wont do such a thing!

  21. When will season 7 starts???????

    • November 3rd

      • ale to uz bylo ? ze jo

  22. Can the Bones Panel be in Boise or Idaho Falls please????? I reallly want to meet them!!!!

  23. Please have a murder in Dallas texas

  24. Please have a murder in sweden! :)

  25. i really hope that bones has the baby on the show and things get steamer with booth like moving in together, it would be nice to see something good happen between bones and booth. An idea like, maybe angela going to a few la ma’s classes with bones and there be a murder there like her la ma’s coach! and booth and bones at an ultrasound finding out that there having boy? or girl? can’t wait for new season but i hope her pregnancy is in the show.

  26. Is Zac Ady coming back to bones for season 7.

  27. When is season 7 starting????????????

  28. When is season 7 starting??????????? I really don’t want to miss it so let me know please.

  29. When will they show season 7 in the Netherlands??