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Bones Renewed For Season 9

Bones will return! Fans of Fox's crime procedural Bones will be very happy to learn that Fox has renewed the show for a ninth season. The drama has already passed the 150-episode mark, which is an impressive feat for any show these days. And though Bones' ratings have slipped a bit in recent years, the drama still has a loyal fan base.

Fox didn't specify how many episodes we'll see for Season 9 when they announced the show's renewal, nor did they mention whether or not Season 9 would be the last, but given its age, that's always a possibility. Still, the early renewal is likely to be great news for fans of the show.

“After more than 150 episodes, BONES continues to be one of television’s most dynamic and consistent dramas,” said Fox's Kevin Reilly. “We at FOX, along with millions of zealous fans, look forward to seeing where the incredible creative team takes the series next season.”

Bones stars Emily Deschanel as Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who works alongside David Boreanaz's FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth to solve crimes that often involve human remains. Bones' expertise in the subject of the human skeleton allows her to see things in bones that others might not notice or connect with the cause of death (or clues in the investigation). Bones' team of scientists also bring their own expertise to the table. With humor and drama worked into this suspenseful investigation series, Bones really isn't like anything else on television, which is likely how it's managed to maintain much (if not all) of its audience over the years.

Bones returns with a new episode next week. Here's the information Fox shared about "The Diamond in the Rough," which airs Monday, January 14.

BONES returns with all-new episodes, beginning with a special two-hour Winter Premiere Monday, Jan. 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. In the episode, “The Diamond in the Rough/The Archeologist in the Cocoon,” the Jeffersonian team investigates the death of a professional ballroom dancer who was murdered three days before her audition on a popular dancing competition show. In order to solve the case, Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and Booth (David Boreanaz) go undercover as dance competitors to see if they can find potential suspects. Then, the team investigates the murder of a well-known archeologist with a questionable reputation, who came upon a career-defining discovery right before his death.

Kelly West
Kelly West

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