Bones creator Hart Hanson went on a Twitter hiatus after the show’s May finale, but he says “about 400 e-mails” alerted him to comments star David Boreanaz made on Twitter Wednesday night about next month’s San Diego Comic-Con appearance “quite possibly” being the show’s last. Boreanaz also included comments about being “a free agent” come next spring, noting “you must always keep your options open.” Are the show’s producers, who returned to the writers’ room on Monday, plotting season 8 as though it’s the series’ last? No, Hanson tells EW exclusively. “We are in no way planning for it to be the last season. I mean anything can happen in a complicated world,” he says, “but we’re very, very confident in having at least a season 9, and I can see as far as season 10 before my eyes get misty.” READ FULL STORY
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Will the eighth season of Bones be its last? That’s what star David Boreanaz was implying on Twitter late Wednesday. The actor who plays Special Agent Seeley Booth posted a series of tweets teasing a possible end to the FOX cult fave, including how he’ll become a “free agent” after next spring so “the Bones fair (sic) well tour is in full-swing.”
He goes on to say next month’s Comic-Con in San Diego “should be a blast and quite possibly the last for Bones Farewell tour? Look forward to seeing everyone there” before adding “you must always keep your options open and ready for new challenges. The fear is the unknown and that’s exciting.”
Needless to say, he panicked more than a few fans.
Is it really time to sound the death knell on the aging drama? One key insider told EW that it’s not dead, while another said Bones’ studio, 20th Century Fox TV, hasn’t even had discussions about what will happen beyond season 8. Meanwhile, the show averaged more than 9 million viewers in season 7. Though it didn’t perform as well as it did in season 6, when it lured more than 11 million, the audience was certainly large and dedicated enough this year to earn it a spot on Fox’s Monday lineup this fall.
Surprise: NBC’s America’s Got Talent premiered lower in the ratings this year despite the high-profile addition of Howard Stern as the show’s new judge.
Monday’s two-hour Got Talent returned to 10.3 million viewers and a 3.6 rating, down 16 percent from last year. EW’s Ken Tucker suggested Stern’s performance was almost too nice.
Before everybody points fingers at Stern, however, here’s a big mitigating factor: Last year Got Talent premiered at the very end of May and was paired with The Voice. This year, Got Talent faced a full boat of competition from rival networks, so the talent competition might have returned lower in the ratings due to the scheduling change. NBC points out last night’s rating matches Got Talent‘s performance two years ago. At 10 p.m., NBC’s Smash (6.1 million, 1.8) finale was steady. [NBC, ABC and Fox's 2012-13 fall schedules posted here]. READ FULL STORY
'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Private Practice,' 'Good Wife,' 'Bones': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
It’s finale season, so much like in my personal life, I don’t have time for foreplay. (Dear God, I’m going to stop typing now.)
E-mail all requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Twitter. See you next week — and hopefully by then I will have seen a professional about my severe case of word vomit.
After a three-month hiatus, Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) are back on a new night (Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox) and with a new addition — their baby girl. Originally, producers thought Brennan would run off to South America to give birth with a tribe whose ritual she admired, and Booth would spend tonight’s episode trying to find her. “Even for Brennan, that’s a little bit insensitive,” creator Hart Hanson tells EW.
Then, they sketched out an idea for a home birth, which would allow the Jeffersonian gang to be there. But once they hit on the idea of Booth delivering the baby himself, they realized the moment should be Brennan’s and his alone. “It’s an incredibly emotional sequence, and we wanted to keep it that way,” executive producer Stephen Nathan says. “We wanted to give the fans the essence of that moment.”
So, look for Brennan to go into labor while the duo is investigating a murder at a prison — “One of the greatest images I’ve ever seen on Bones is pregnant Brennan walking through a prison riot,” Hanson laughs — and for Booth to deliver the baby in an unexpected location. READ FULL STORY
Fox has made its first drama series renewal for the fall: Bones will be back for an eighth season.
“Over the past seven seasons, Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan and the incredible Bones cast and crew have redefined the traditional crime procedural with an irreverent and adventurous sensibility and I’m really happy to have this distinctive, fan-favorite on our schedule for another season,” said Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly.
Next season, Bones will hit its 150th episode. Bones returns for seven more episodes starting Monday, April 2.
Hey y’all. It’s a busy day here in the Spoiler Room, so I’ll take just a beat to say thanks for your questions this week. I hope you enjoy everything (and be sure to check out the special treat for 90210 fans on page 2).
If yours didn’t get in, make sure you’re following me on Twitter, where I often Tweet a mid-week treat of some sort. (See: awesome Supernatural exclusive!) Or just keep trying me at email@example.com. See y’all next week!
'Pretty Little Liars,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Secret Circle,' 'Revenge': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
It’s that time of the week again, so I hope you enjoy some of the juicy tidbits in this week’s installment. And with finales just around the corner, I imagine it’s all just going to get juicier as the weeks tick by.
But on that note, if there’s something I’m missing, don’t hesitate to put in a scoop request! (firstname.lastname@example.org) And a million thank yous to those who already write in! Wait, let’s make that a thousand. We’re in a recession after all. I have to be prudent.
‘PRETTY LITTLE LIARS': THREE BURNING QUESTIONS ANSWERED!
What’s better than an in-office visit from a Pretty Little Liar? If I may douchily answer myself: A visit from TWO Pretty Little Liars. And that’s exactly what happened to me yesterday when Lucy Hale and Troian Bellisario stopped in to film a quick video (which I’ll share with you Monday!), make me laugh (you’ll see…), and answer some of your burning questions! Check ‘em out: READ FULL STORY
Tonight’s Bones panel during PaleyFest was a prime chance for executive producers Hart Hanson and Stephen Nathan and the rest of the cast to entice viewers back to the show, following their fairly long absence from the TV schedule. And if the enthusiastic crowd response was any indicator, that’s exactly what they did.
It started with a screening of the much-anticipated April 2 episode (the show’s first night in a new timeslot) that will finally introduce the world to Baby Bones. [Mild spoilers ahead.] In the episode, a routine murder case is complicated by the fact that Bones is nine-months pregnant. We’ll let you watch the actual birth scene (which is quite unconventional!) when the show airs. But if you’re the sensitive type, have some tissues ready.
“The birth episode was very strange for me because my birth experience was so different from Brennan’s,” Emily Deschanel told EW before the event. “My birth experience was much more calm. … I really didn’t experience much pain at all, and Brennan is the opposite.” (See more from our chat in the video below!) READ FULL STORY
'The Office,' 'Revenge,' 'Southland,' 'Justified,' 'HIMYM': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room
It’s that time of year again, Roomies! I’m headed west (like Fievel!) from my home base here in NYC to hit up the annual PaleyFest celebrations in Los Angeles.
So if you’re a fan of Community, New Girl, Parks and Recreation, Sons of Anarchy, Bones, The Vampire Diaries, Castle, and Revenge, you’ll want to be following my moves on Twitter for the next week for the latest from all those panels. (My colleague Tanner Stransky will also be out there, covering Revenge, Parks, and more!) Be on the watch for plenty of goodies coming your way. (And there will also be a few more treats in store if your favorite show’s not mentioned in the sentence above. Just sayin’!)
Until then, enjoy this week’s offerings. I have to pack.
THE OFFICE: B.J. NOVAK PREVIEWS ARRIVAL OF KELLY’S ‘HERO’
Post-Florida fun, Ryan Howard is going to be in for a big (and completely unwelcome) surprise. Though he ever-so-briefly had his eye on Erin (Ellie Kemper), he’ll soon find that Kelly has a new crush of her own — except from the sounds of it, this is much more serious. Enter Heroes alum Sendhil Ramamurthy. READ FULL STORY
Shipper Nation: A Valentine's Day treat for 'Fringe' lovers and a salute to TV's most romantic, creative (and arguably strangest) fans
Last Friday, Fringe fans were treated to an instant-classic installment of the Fox sci-fi series, one that significantly advanced the season’s defining storyline: Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) — marooned in a new rendering of history in which he has not existed since he was a child – trying to return home to his own timeline. Yet for one particular, peculiar subset of loyal Fringe viewers, “Welcome to Westfield” was nothing short of an early Valentine’s Day gift. They’re the fans for whom the dream sequence spectacle of Peter and Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv) making love was a dream come true. They’re the fans that got goosebumps when Olivia planted a kiss on Peter, as if this “reboot” version of his ladylove had suddenly reverted back to the original iteration of her. They’re fans known as ‘shippers, and if you’re a Web-chatty TV watcher or pop culture aficionado who tends to fixate on romantic relationships in your favorite fiction or fantasize about the mere possibility of amorous activity between your favorite make-believe people, then you’re probably one of them.
In the current issue of Entertainment Weekly, we explore how the shipper phenomenon — which began with The X-Files and until recently has been more associated with sci-fi and fantasy fandom — has gone mainstream and how shippers themselves can impact the creative process. An added bonus for Fringe fans: Exec producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman tell EW that an episode scheduled to air next month, entitled “A Short Story About Love,” will be a shipper milestone. READ FULL STORY
Fox announced some more midseason premiere dates, including the return of Bones and Breaking In and the series premiere of Gordon Ramsay’s latest reality show Hotel Hell. Oh, and there’s also the return of I Hate My Teenager Daughter, which I’m sure you’ve all been anxious about.
Here’s the lineup: READ FULL STORY
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