[B] Sweets Rocks

FOX Orders Eighth Season of "Bones"

The series returns with the first of seven all-new episodes on Monday, April 2.



It's a Girl! BONES Returns with a New Arrival on the First of Seven All-New Episodes Monday, April 2, on FOX

FOX has renewed the hit series BONES for its upcoming eighth season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

"Over the past seven seasons, Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan and the incredible BONES cast and crew have redefined the traditional crime procedural with an irreverent and adventurous sensibility and I'm really happy to have this distinctive, fan-favorite on our schedule for another season," Reilly said.

BONES returns with seven in a row, all-new episodes on a new night and at a new time beginning Monday, April 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). In the first of these episodes, "The Prisoner in the Pipe," the remains of an escaped convict are found in a residential sewer, but an examination of the sewer pipes indicates that the murder occurred within prison walls. When Brennan (Emily Deschanel) insists on solving the crime - despite Booth's (David Boreanaz) pleas for her not to overexert herself - the expectant couple experience a very untraditional arrival of their baby daughter.

During the upcoming eighth season, BONES will celebrate its 150th milestone episode.

BONES is a darkly amusing procedural centered on a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who can read clues left behind in victims' bones and an FBI agent. These unlikely partners take on homicide cases involving human remains that most forensic specialists can't handle. The series stars Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, TJ Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor and John Francis Daley.

BONES is from Far Field Productions and Josephson Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Hart Hanson. Hanson, Stephen Nathan, Ian Toynton, Barry Josephson and Carla Kettner are executive producers. "Like" BONES on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bones. Follow the series on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BonesonFox and join the conversation at #Bones.

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Ausiello: Finale Name Change

Question: Desperate for any good Bones scoop on the season finale. —Katia
Remember me telling you last week that the title of the season finale was “The Bite in the Beast?” You don’t? Good, ’cause it’s now sometime entirely different! Sources confirm to me exclusively that the title of Bones‘ Season 7 capper has been changed to the far more intriguing, “The Past in the Present.” No clue what it means but I gotta be honest: It scares me a little.

Question: Can you assure me that Booth will not die in the season finale of Bones? —Sarah
OK, I’m not that scared. Yes, Sarah, I can assure you that Booth will not die in the season finale of Bones.