This has to be news that “Bones” fans have been preparing themselves to read for quite some time: The future of “Bones” is looking kind of bleak.
While the show is far from canceled, Fox co-programming head Dana Walden at the TCA Winter Press Tour hardly gave the show a ringing endorsement for a renewal, saying that she was “not sure” about a renewal and said that some discussions with the producers were forthcoming. She also said per TVLine that all parties involved “will be given plenty of time to start writing a meaningful ending to the show. They have such a loyal fanbase, and those fans deserve a satisfying ending.”
Ultimately, we do feel like we’d be hearing more positive words in the event that the show had a 12th season renewal coming in the weeks ahead, and while a part of us wants to hold out for a miracle, we’re also coming to terms with the idea that the show is probably ending. Eleven seasons is a heck of a run for any show, especially one that has been shuffled around to almost everywhere on the schedule as humanly possibly since it premiered. It’s never been a runaway smash hit, but it has been the steady engine for Fox as they’ve underwent so many different changes. “Bones” is one of the few procedural shows that played the “Will they/Won’t they” romance of their leading characters right into a marriage and proved that just because your main characters are happily together, doesn’t mean that they become boring – Booth and Brennan are anything but boring.
One important thing to note from Walden is that the lawsuit currently taking place, which involves stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz along with 20th Century Fox, is not going to have any impact on what the network decides to do with the show. We agree with that, mostly because the ratings have not been great and that could be reason enough for the show to end.
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