Now a couple of episodes into its twelfth and final season, Bones is drawing inspiration from the many years that Brennan and Booth have been working together in order to tell its last story. The words "last story" are a bit of a misnomer when it comes to some TV shows, what with all the revivals and reboots happening, but we probably shouldn't expect Bones to make any comebacks, at least not if David Boreanaz is supposed to show up. Here were his blunt thoughts about a potential reunion down the road.
Everything is possible in life, but I tend to like to go forward. In general, I don't like reunions, and I don't like to go backwards. It's hard for me to answer that question.
One's initial reaction might be to scoff at David Boreanaz for having this opinion, as it doesn't make him sound like the most grateful person. Almost every other actor in Hollywood, when asked about returning to a beloved series, tends to gush and talk about how great it would be, and it's pretty striking to hear Boreanaz sound so uninterested in the concept.
But then, most actors aren't asked about doing reunions when they're still actually part of the show that would be at the center of all that reuniting. The actor is currently still bones-deep in promoting the long-running drama's final season, so it's definitely forgivable if David Boreanaz isn't into waxing nostalgic about solving murders just yet.
Of anyone on Bones, David Boreanaz is actually the cast member fans might guess would be a holdout for a future season (or whatever). Whenever Season 11 debuted with Booth's disappearance, the actor's comments in interviews made it seems like he was either leaving the show after that year, or that the show was going to be ending anyway. And when Bones did get renewed for Season 12, its last year, it didn't seem like Boreanaz was going to be fighting for anything more, especially after he, co-star Emily Deschanel and others dropped a lawsuit on Bones over financial disputes.
For her part, Emily Deschanel told the press at the winter TCA tour (via TVLine) that she would need a window of time to pass before she could consider playing Brennan again, considering the current season's emotional conclusion. So, not quite as negative as her onscreen hubby, but not exactly signing the dotted line yet, either.
For now, you can definitely see both Brennan and Booth in Season 12 of Bones, which airs Thursday nights on Fox at 9:00 p.m. ET. To see when the rest of the small screen's biggest and brightest shows are back on the air, head to our midseason premiere schedule. Doing anything for 12 years in a row has to take some kind of a toll, regardless of how varied the job is on the whole.