FOX Makes No Bones About An Eighth Season Renewal
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Kevin Reilly, President of FOX Entertainment, had this to say regarding the announcement: "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."
It's not hard to see why FOX jumped on these Bones faster than usual this year. The network has had an unusually unsuccessful lineup of new series this season, with Terra Nova, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, and Allen Gregory already canceled, House ending, Alcatraz, Breaking In, Napoleon Dynamite, and Bones spinoff The Finder all pretty clearly headed to the graveyard, and Fringe hanging on for dear life. The way things are looking, FOX is going to have a dearth of established returning programs next season, it's not surprising that they would be in a hurry to lock in one of their few scripted dramas that actually gets good ratings.
Are you pleased that Bones will return? Or should it have quit while it was ahead?