While there may not be a “Bones” season 10 just yet, we have to give the folks behind the scenes at the Fox series a little bit of credit here for trying to ensure through any means necessary that it happens … even if this includes putting the pressure on Fox with a cliffhanger ending that would anger fans in the event that it is canceled.
Speaking to TVLine, executive producer Steven Nathan opened up briefly on just what they are currently plotting for the show, as well as just what sort of cliffhanger that we really can expect to see that impacts the lives of Booth, Brennan, and possibly some of the other folks working at the Jeffersonian:
“We’re going out on a pretty big cliffhanger at the end of this [ninth] season. It will change, at least temporarily, the landscape of the show. It really will be a very big shift in how Booth and Brennan will be dealing with crimes in the future.”
Sound exciting to you? Meanwhile, Nathan also expressed confidence in the show’s ratings on Friday (which have improved both of the last two airings), and added that if for whatever reason the show does get canceled, they are going to come up with something in the 11th hour that could be satisfying so long as they have enough notice.
But in the end, we wouldn’t worry too much if you are a “Bones” fan. Unless there is a major disaster that happens, this show has improved Fox’s ratings by a substantial margin in the new timeslot, to the point even where they are really not that much lower than Monday nights. Of course, given the recent failure of “Almost Human” to draw a big audience, it is also possible that “Bones” could end up switching back there by the end of the season. While we’re personally not sure that we really need a season 11 or 12, it would be a shame to not at least get one more year to push it to that big milestone.