Fox Renews 'Bones' for Season 7
Fox Renews 'Bones' for Season 7
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV

After rather lengthy negotiations, Fox has renewed Bones for its seventh season. While not much of a surprise (the show has been doing rather well in the ratings department), it's still a welcome relief to the many, many Bones fans out there.

The official Fox press release included the following statement from Kevin Reilly, the President of Entertainment at Fox:

Bones is creatively fresh, it's a rock-solid player every time it airs and this season it has helped us win on Thursday nights for the first time in our history. Hart Hanson and the fantastic cast and crew, as well as the millions of loyal Bones fans, make this show really special, and I'm excited to have it on our air for another stellar season.

There had been speculation about whether Bones, which was dealing with licensing issues during negotiations, would receive any sort of early renewal. Apparently the issues have been resolved.

Bones creator Hart Hanson commented on the renewal via Twitter, saying: "Hey! It's official. Bones is picked up for season 7! Thanks fans, Fox, 20th, cast and our awesome crew! Gonna be a fun one."

The press release does not give any indication as to the specifics of the seventh season. With star Emily Deschanel's pregnancy an issue for timing, there has been speculation about either a shortened or late-starting season. During a conference call with reporters a couple of weeks ago, Hart Hanson addressed the issue and the continuing questions around it:

Season 7 would probably be a curtailed season in some respects. We don't know how much yet. We have a lot of things to figure out about how to deal with Emily's pregnancy, never mind anything we decide to do with Brennan, and there are an infinite number of ways we could deal with the pregnancy. We can hide it. We can not hide it.

We have a plan right now. I'm going to be stubborn about saying what our plan is going into season 7.

But whatever the plan is, season 7 of Bones will happen!

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