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'Bones' renewed for seventh season

David Boreanaz tweeted moments ago that Fox’s Bones has been picked up for a seventh season.

“OT! Orange and Black craziness! Oh, Season 7 is GO for Bones,” he tweeted.

Fox could not immediately confirm, but we’re confident that he’s right.

'Bones' spin-off 'The Finder,' Will Ferrell on 'The Office' dip in ratings

Broadcast ratings dropped sharply Thursday night, which wasn’t great for key episodes of NBC’s The Office and Fox’s Bones.

The Bones spin-off “backdoor pilot” The Finder (11.1 million, 3.2) was down 9 percent from last week’s regular episode. Yet, since its American Idol lead-in (19.6 million, 5.6) fell 13 percent, one could argue Bones retained a slightly larger portion of its lead-in this week.

Over on NBC, The Office (6.8 million, 3.3) dropped 18 percent as Will Ferrell continues as guest star and the show ramps up to Steve Carell’s departure.

The working theory: With the Easter holiday approaching and Spring Break underway, many viewers are traveling and therefore TV viewership is down (one reason why ABC and CBS are staying out of the game and aired repeats last night). READ FULL STORY

'Parks and Recreation,' 'Bones,' 'Supernatural,' 'Castle': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Friday, Roommates! Lots of scoop in TV land (the best land of them all) this week, so I won’t keep you long. Just a reminder to send your scoop requests/musings/Fringe theories/flattery to spoilerroom@ew.com. You can also find me on Twitter @EWSandraG. See you again same time Tuesday! READ FULL STORY

'Bones': Michael Clarke Duncan talks 'Finder' episode

This Thursday’s “Finder” episode of Bones serves as a backdoor pilot for a potential new Fox show costarring Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) as Leo Knox, the legal advisor, bodyguard, and best friend to Geoff Stults’ Walter Sherman, a former military policeman who can locate anything and anyone. If “Finder” — also featuring Saffron Burrows as Ike Latulippe, the badass who drives the boats, flies the planes, and owns The Ends of the Earth, the bar they call their headquarters — makes it to series, it will be Duncan’s first regular TV gig. (If not, at least he’s got voicing Kilowog in this summer’s Green Lantern to fall back on.)   READ FULL STORY

'Chuck,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Fringe': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

The votes are in, Roomies, and in the end, the voting power of Chuck-dom, passionate followers of Gossip Girl, and loyal fans of Big Bang Theory earned themselves today’s mega-scoop! Thanks for your participation in my non-scientific Spoiler Room scoop election.

If your show didn’t win, try again! Or harass me until I listen. It honestly works. Ask some of your fellow question-askers for testimonials.

You know the drill: Send scoop requests to Spoilerroom@ew.com or Tweet them to me (@EWsandraG)

See you Tuesday! READ FULL STORY

John Francis Daley on co-writing tonight's episode of 'Bones' and sharing a scene with his dad for the first time. (Awww.)

You probably didn’t need another reason to watch Bones tonight, but here’s one anyway: The hour, which took Bones and Booth into the world of myths, was penned by none other than Bones cast member John Francis Daley.

In a chat with EW, Daly, whose name also earns a writing credit on Horrible Bosses, out July 8, breaks down his first experience writing an episode of Bones, the “nerve-wracking” scene he shared with his father (who guest stars in the ep), and the season finale of Bones. (Preview: “…they are not renewing my contract.” By the way, I’m totally throwing you off with that snippet.)  READ FULL STORY

'NCIS,' 'Community,' 'Smallville,' 'House': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

The best way to start the weekend is with a big serving of Spoiler Room, so grab your fork and dig in below.

Quick thanks to everyone sending in scoop requests, comments, and random (sometimes inappropriate-but-hilarious) TV comments to me at spoilerroom@ew.com. Keep them coming — especially as we head toward sweeps! You can also harass me on Twitter (@EWSandraG). See y’all Tuesday for more! READ FULL STORY

'Bones': Geoff Stults talks 'Finder' episode -- EXCLUSIVE

Ever since Bones creator Hart Hanson announced that he would be using the April 21 episode called “The Finder” to introduce a character, Walter Sherman, who could potentially front a new series on Fox come fall, fans have been wanting to know more about him. Fortunately, Geoff Stults, the Happy Town and October Road vet who was cast as the man who can unearth anyone and anything, is finally talking. In the episode, Booth (David Boreanaz) and Brennan (Emily Deschanel) travel to Florida to solve the murder of a maritime museum security guard, and once there, Booth suggests they call on Walter to help locate a stolen treasure map.

We’ll learn that years ago, Walter, a former military policeman, tracked Seeley down after he went AWOL when he wasn’t granted leave to see the birth of his son, Parker. “Booth has always been resentful of that because I arrested him, and he’s always wanted to get me back,” Stults says, “but he’s also known that I’m really good at finding things.” Booth tells Brennan that Walter has “finder power,” which Walter proves to Brennan by finding something that’s important to her. “And then, I kind of fall in love with her. And then she has a minute of like, ‘Wait, do I like him?’ — just enough, I’m sure, that the Bones fans are gonna be like, Nooo waaay. I saw it one time on Twitter already. I was like let me shoot the f—in’ thing first. Relax, guys,” Stults laughs. “Don’t kill me. I’m just tryin’ to get a pilot picked up here.”

After hearing more about Walter Sherman, we think we’re gonna like him. Here’s what we’ve uncovered:  READ FULL STORY

'Smallville,' 'The Vampire Diaries,' 'Justified,' and 'House': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

First, can we take a moment to acknowledge today? No, I don’t mean April Fool’s. I mean that today will forever be known as the day with the most attractive Spoiler Room photo ever. Hope you’re not a vegetarian, because that’s a lot of beef, that photo.

Okay, that’s out of the way.

Now, the scoop! I know it’s April 1, but I assure you there are no jokes here. I take scoop seriously, and when you read today’s column, you’ll see why! Also, let’s take a moment to welcome Mandi Bierly, who makes her Spoiler Room debut with some delicious Vampire Diaries info!

As always, I invite your feedback/questions/musings. Send them all to spoilerroom@ew.com or touch base with me on Twitter @EWSandraG. READ FULL STORY

'House,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Fringe, 'Justified,': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Happy Tuesday, all! What’s so happy about it, you ask? Well, I’ve got info aplenty on several of your favorite shows. You want more? Don’t be shy. Send all questions/musings/flattery to: spoilerroom@ew.com and @EWSandraG, then come back Friday for the goods. ‘Till then! READ FULL STORY

'Fringe,' 'Bones,' 'Parenthood,' 'NCIS: LA': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

It’s been quite the week for TV, Roomies. And as we head into finale season, the info keeps pouring in!

Below is what I’ve dug up this week, but remember that I use your inquiries as a guide. Let me know what shows you want to know about! And you can do so (as always) in two ways: via e-mail spoilerroom@ew.com and via Twitter @EWSandraG.

FRINGE: EPS TEASE TRIPPIEST EPISODE SINCE ‘BROWN BETTY’
Full disclosure: I was originally going to preview tonight’s episode of Fringe for you, but honestly, I’m in such a pleasant mood over the renewal that I say we move on to bigger matters, like episode 19, airing April 15.

Before the big news, Jeff Pinkner and Joel H. Wyman hopped on the phone with me to tease an episode I’ve been dying to know more about ever since I heard a rumor that it would be Astrid-centered, which, it turns out, isn’t entirely the case. Oh, I’ll just let them explain. READ FULL STORY

'Bones': A second 'scare' coming for Angela and Hodgins, says Michaela Conlin -- EXCLUSIVE

We’ve heard from Bones exec producers for months that Angela’s pregnancy would not be without complications. On last night’s episode, we found out that both Angela (Michaela Conlin) and Hodgins (TJ Thyne) are carriers of the recessive gene for LCA (Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis), giving their baby a 25 percent chance of blindness. For Angela, an artist, and Hodgins, a scientist, the news was devastating. In the end, the couple reminded each other that they can deal with anything, which is good, because Conlin tells EW the drama isn’t over. “They have another scare coming,” she says of a script that she’s heard about but has not yet read. “It’s a crazy little end of the season for them.”  READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother,' 'Criminal Minds,' 'Castle,' 'Glee': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Welcome to the final Live-From-PaleyFest edition of Spoiler Room! I’ll be back next Tuesday, coming at you once again from Midtown Manhattan, so if you don’t see scoop on your favorite show, send an email to spoilerroom@ew.com and ask away! Or pose your questions on Twitter, too: @EWSandraG. READ FULL STORY

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