Although it seems like roughly forever since we last saw a new episode of Bones, it's only been a few weeks. There will -- alas! -- be many more weeks until Bones season 7 begins airing again. But now, at least, there is a date set for Bones to return to FOX. When? Keep reading to find out.
According to a report from TVLine
season 7 will resume new episodes on Thursday, April 5 at 9pm on FOX. Bones
will take the place of its spinoff, The Finder
, which is expected to conclude its first season at some point in March.
We can expect at least seven more episodes from Bones
this spring. With the six episodes that aired this fall and winter, that brings the total for Bones
season 7 to 13 episodes. There are also likely to be four bonus episodes airing at some point later in 2012, according to news given by FOX president Kevin Reilly at January's Television Critics Association winter press tour
And for once, we can't just blame the network for this shortened season. The main reason for the lack of new Bones
episodes is instead mainly due to star Emily Deschanel's real-life pregnancy. The already-aired episodes were all filmed before the actress gave birth in September 2011, and new episodes had to wait until after Deschanel's maternity leave.
While we obviously have no clue of the specifics we can expect from Bones
season 7 when it returns, there have been some rumors. The child of Booth and Brennan will be born -- apparently in a high-tension, possibly spectacular way -- early in the spring run of episodes. Christopher Pellant, the super-creepy hacker/murderer introduced in the last Bones
episode, "The Crack in the Code," will return at some point (hopefully to be caught or killed).Want more Bones news and spoilers? Click here for a roundup of current Bones news
Whatever happens when Bones
returns, at least it will be back.
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