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Bones: 2009 Fall TV Preview

This Thursday night, Fox is set to premiere the fifth season of the underappreciated forensic-drama, Bones. While I don’t watch the series regularly, I do plan on checking out this season’s premiere, as it features the great Cyndi Lauper (Love her!!!). We have some video clips from the premiere along with a series and season synopsis.

Bones is one of those shows I only get around to watching once in a while but whenever I do, I always enjoy it. There’s a sort of dry humor to it and the chemistry between Bones and Booth (Deschanel and Boreanaz) is excellent. Thursday night’s a tough night for TV as there are so many great shows on. Still, Bones is worth squeezing into the schedule.

Here’s Fox’s series and season description for Bones. Further down are some video clips, one of which includes Lauper.

“From executive producers Hart Hanson, Barry Josephson and Stephen Nathan comes the fifth exciting season of BONES, a darkly amusing procedural with humor, heart and character, inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs.DR. TEMPERANCE BRENNAN (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, DC, and writes novels on the side. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless (when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed), law enforcement calls in Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones.Most law enforcement can’t handle Brennan’s intelligence, her drive for the truth or the way she flings herself headlong into every investigation. SPECIAL AGENT SEELEY BOOTH (David Boreanaz) of the FBI’s Homicide Investigations Unit is the exception. A former Army sniper, Booth mistrusts science and scientists – the “squints,” as he calls them – who pore over the physical evidence of a crime. But even he cannot deny that the combination of his people-smarts and Brennan’s scientific acumen makes them a formidable team.Aside from Booth, Brennan is most comfortable with her equally brilliant colleagues at the Jeffersonian’s Medico-Legal Lab. ANGELA MONTENEGRO (Michaela Conlin), an artist who specializes in reconstructing facial features and crime scenes, is Brennan’s earthy and bawdy best friend; “the slime and bug guy,” conspiracy theorist DR. JACK HODGINS (TJ Thyne), is an expert on insects, spores and minerals; and DR. CAMILLE “CAM” SAROYAN (Tamara Taylor), the street-smart and centered coroner, must wrangle all the geniuses under her purview. Lending his professional expertise to Brennan and Booth is DR. LANCE SWEETS (John Francis Daley), a brilliant young FBI psychologist who is equally adept at profiling murderers and providing “couples therapy” to Booth and Brennan.As Season Five of BONES begins, Booth and Brennan contend with the emotional fallout resulting from the sea-change in their relationship brought about by events at the end of last season: Brennan’s request to have Booth father her child, as well as the strange, profound – almost psychic – link they shared during Booth’s coma, which left both of them wondering what thoughts and emotions the other is experiencing. While Booth endeavors to come to grips with these unleashed emotions, Brennan insists the two of them focus their attention and energy on their main job: catching murderers that no one else can catch.BONES is from Far Field Productions and Josephson Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan, Ian Toynton and Barry Josephson are executive producers. Ian Toynton directed the season premiere episode.”

Bones Season 5 premieres Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox.

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Kelly West
Kelly West

Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site.